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1X1=1 (To Be One)
Wanna One Debut Album Cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2017
November 13, 2017 (2017-11-13) (repackaged edition)
RecordedJuly 2017
Genre
LanguageKorean
Label
Wanna One chronology
1X1=1 (To Be One)
(2017)
0+1=1 (I Promise You)
(2018)
Singles from 1X1=1 (To Be One)
  1. "Energetic"
    Released: August 7, 2017
  2. "Burn It Up"
    Released: August 7, 2017
Repackaged edition cover
1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) artwork
1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) artwork
Singles from 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)
  1. "Beautiful"
    Released: November 13, 2017
Music video
"Energetic" on YouTube
"Burn It Up" on YouTube
"Beautiful" on YouTube

1X1=1 (To Be One) is the debut extended play by South Korean boy group Wanna One, a project group created through the 2017 Mnet survival show, Produce 101 Season 2, composed of eleven trainees from different entertainment companies that will promote for 18 months under YMC Entertainment. The album was released digitally and physically on August 7, 2017, by YMC Entertainment, Stone Music Entertainment and CJ E&M Music. A Japanese version of the album was released on September 27, 2017, through Pony Canyon.[1] The album was re-released under the title 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) on November 13, 2017.

Background and release[edit]

On June 16, 2017, the finalists in survival show Produce 101 Season 2 were revealed and the group immediately started preparations for their debut, starting with recording their own version of the song "It's Me (Pick Me)", "Always" (which was first released as final song for Top 20 finalists), and "Never".[2] In addition, there are also 4 new songs to the album. Among these new songs, "Energetic" a song produced by Pentagon's Hui, which also composed "Never"; and "Burn It Up" were considered for the title track which would be decided by public votes.[3][4] The album also included a fan-tribute pop song, titled "Wanna Be (My Baby)".[5]

On September 28, 2017, YMC started releasing teasers of the repackaged edition of the album, titled 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You).[6] The repackage serves as a prequel to their first album. In contrast to the energetic and passionate side of the group shown in their first release, Nothing Without You would showcase the members' apprehension about an uncertain future as well as aspiration they had as trainees just months before and "hopes for beautiful days ahead".[7] It was released on November 13, 2017, with four new tracks: the lead single “Beautiful", "Wanna", a funky EDM ballad, “Twilight”, a bubbly dance track and “Nothing Without You”, the album's harmony-laden intro.[8][9]

Promotion[edit]

Prior to their debut, the group began promotions through their reality show Wanna One Go, which premiered on August 7, 2017, on the cable channel Mnet.[10] During the first episode of Wanna One Go!, it was revealed that "Energetic" won the public vote and will become the title track of the album.[11]

Wanna One held their debut showcase and a small concert on August 7 at Gocheok Sky Dome, which opened to 20,000 attendees.[12][13] The group had their first music show performance on Mnet's M! Countdown on August 10, 2017.[14] They won their first music trophy on MBC Music's Show! Champion on August 16.[15] The group wrapped up promotions with the August 30 airing of Show! Champion, with 15 music show trophies for "Energetic".[16]

The second season of Wanna One Go!, titled Wanna One Go: Zero Base, aired its first episode on November 3, 2017, prior to the group's repackage release.[17] Wanna One held a comeback show for their repackaged album, which was broadcast live on Mnet and tvN on November 13. It showcases the group's performances of their new songs as well as the stories behind the creation of the new album.[18] Their first comeback stage took place on November 17 on KBS' Music Bank.[19] The group received their first win for "Beautiful" on MBC Music's Show Champion on November 22.[20]

Commercial performance[edit]

1X1=1 (To Be One)[edit]

The album reached 600,000 preorder copies prior to its release, making it the debut K-pop album with the highest number of pre-orders.[21]

To Be One debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's World Albums chart and earned first-place rankings on iTunes Top Albums chart in 11 countries.[22][23] It topped Gaon's Monthly Album chart for the month of August, selling over 704,000 copies.[24] As of October 2017, it has sold 733,000 copies.

The title song, "Energetic" topped six online music charts of six major music sites: Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver and Soribada; and achieved a real-time "all-kill" status.[25] The other album tracks also secured spots within the Top 10 positions.[26]

1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)[edit]

On October 30, 2017, YMC announced that the number of preorders for the repackaged album has reached more than 500,000 copies. With the combined sales of their first album and its repackaged edition, Wanna One became only the third Korean group to sell a million copies of their debut album, and the first since Seo Taiji and Boys did so with their eponymous debut in 1992.[27][28][29]

The title track, "Beautiful" charted atop on real-time charts of six music sites: Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver, and Soribada upon its release. In addition, three other new tracks of the album placed in the top 10 of all six charts.[30]

Track listing[edit]

1x1=1 (To Be One)[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."To Be One" (Intro)GalactikaGalactikaGalactika1:06
2."Burn It Up" (활활, Hwalhwal)
  • Min Yeon-Jae
  • LIØN
  • Diggy
  • LIØN
  • GRVVITY
  • GRVVITY
  • Diggy
3:34
3."Energetic" (에너제틱, eneojetik)(PENTAGON)
  • Flow Blow
  • Hui
Flow Blow3:09
4."Wanna Be (My baby)"
  • 1Take
  • TAK
  • 1Take
  • TAK
  • 1Take
  • TAK
3:21
5."Always[a]" (이 자리에; Acoustic version)
  • Real Men
  • Wooki)
  • Real Men
  • Paper Planet
Real Men4:21

1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Nothing Without You" (Intro)
  • Tenzo
  • Tasco
  • Tenzo
  • Tasco
  • Tenzo
  • Tasco
1:23
2."Beautiful"
  • Tenzo
  • Wooziq
Wooziq3:17
3."Wanna" (갖고 싶어, gajgo sipeo)
  • e.one
  • Party in the Pool
e.onee.one3:40
4."Twilight"
  • 김원
  • 이진손기락
  • 김원
  • 이진손기락
  • 김원
  • 이진손기락
3:14
5."Burn It Up" (Prequel Remix)
  • LIØN
  • 민연재
  • Diggy
  • LIØN
  • GRVVITY
  • Diggy
  • LIØN
3:37
6."Energetic" (Prequel Remix)(PENTAGON)
  • Flow Blow
  • Hui
  • TAK
TAK4:16
7."Wanna Be (My baby)"
  • 1Take
  • TAK
  • 1Take
  • TAK
  • 1Take
  • TAK
3:21
8."Energetic"
  • Hui
  • Wooseok
(PENTAGON)
  • Flow Blow
  • Hui
Flow Blow3:09
9."Burn It Up"
  • Min Yeon-Jae
  • LIØN
  • Diggy
  • LIØN
  • GRVVITY
  • GRVVITY
  • Diggy
3:34
10."To Be One" (Outro)별들의전쟁별들의전쟁, 아테나아테나1:21

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak position
To Be One Nothing Without You
French Albums (SNEP) 151 -
Japan Albums (Oricon) 12 8
South Korean Albums (Gaon) 1 1
US World Albums (Billboard) 3 12

Monthly[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak position
To Be One Nothing Without You
South Korea (Gaon) 1 1

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea (Gaon) 1,452,770+[31]
Japan (Oricon) 68,248+[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 1X1=1 (To Be One)[33] Album of the Year Nominated

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 1X1=1 (To Be One) Album of the Year – 3rd Quarter Nominated
1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) Album of the Year – 4th Quarter[34] Won
1X1=1 (To Be One) New Artist of the Year (Album)[34] Won

MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) Digital Album of the Year[35] Nominated

Korea Popular Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) Best Album Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Re-recorded under license from CJ E&M

References[edit]

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