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AB6IX at their first mini album showcase in Seoul (From left: Young-min, Woong, Dae-hwi, Woo-jin, Dong-hyun)
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2019 (2019)–present

AB6IX (Korean에이비식스; pronounced as "A B Six") is a five member South Korean boy group formed by Brand New Music in 2019, consisting of Lim Young-min, Jeon Woong, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi.

The group debuted on May 22, 2019, with their first EP titled B Complete.


AB6IX is short for "Absolute Six". Their name is also an abbreviation of "Above BrandNew Six".[1]



Lim Young-min, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi participated in the Mnet survival series Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017. Dae-hwi and Woo-jin placed 3rd and 6th respectively, becoming members of the temporary boy group Wanna One. Young-min and Dong-hyun placed 15th and 28th respectively.[2]

Young-min and Dong-hyun debuted as the duo MXM in 2017.[3] MXM along with fellow Produce 101 season 2 contestants Jeong Se-woon and Lee Gwang-Hyun formed Starship and Brand New Music's project group YDPP.[4]

Jeon Woong previously had been a trainee under JYP, Woollim, and YG Entertainment. His pre-debut appearances include Infinite H‘s M/V “As Long As You’re Not Crazy” and the Mnet survival show Stray Kids, as a YG trainee in the JYP vs YG episodes.[5] Woong was a trainee for four years at Brand New Music and was also a backup dancer for MXM during their first tour.

2019: Debut, B:Complete, and 6ixense[edit]

The group's debut reality show BrandNewBoys premiered on April 18, 2019 on Mnet. The reality show followed the story of the five members as they prepare for their debut and also feature fun behind-the-scenes footage of their everyday lives.[6]

On April 26, AB6IX released a full line up performance music video for "Hollywood". Lee Dae Hwi participated in writing and Park Woo Jin choreographed the song "Hollywood", which was performed on “Produce 101 Season 2” for the agency evaluation. This version of the song featured AB6IX’s fifth member Jeon Woong for the first time.[7]

AB6IX debuted on May 22 with EP B:Complete.[8] They held their debut showcase on the same day at Olympic Hall.[9]

On October 7, AB6IX released their first studio album 6ixense.[10]



Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details, chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
6ixense 2 25

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
B Complete
  • Released: May 22, 2019 (KOR)
  • Label: Brand New Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
2 10


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Breathe" 2019 79 26 B:Complete
"Blind for Love" 67 6ixense

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Hollywood" 2019 190 B:Complete

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Truth Hurts"
(Lizzo featuring AB6IX)
2019 Non-album single


Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Episodes Notes Ref.
2019 Brand New Boys 8 Mnet [20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Genie Music Awards[edit]

Year Award Recipient Result
2019 Genie Music Popularity Award[citation needed] AB6IX Nominated
Global Popularity Award[citation needed] Nominated
Next Generation Star[21] Won
The Male New Artist[citation needed] Nominated
The Top Artist[citation needed] Nominated

Soribada Best K-Music Awards[edit]

Year Award Recipient Result
2019 Main Prize (Bonsang)[22] AB6IX Won

V Live Awards[edit]

Year Award Recipient Result
2019 Global Rookie Top 5[23] AB6IX Won


  1. ^ Brand New Music reveals new boy group AB6ix's image
  2. ^ Shin, Mi-rae (2017-07-20). 브랜뉴뮤직 측 “‘프듀2’ 이대휘·박우진·임영민·김동현, 전속계약 체결 완료”(공식) (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  3. ^ Jeong, Jun-hwa (2017-07-21). [공식입장] '프듀2' 임영민·김동현, 유닛명 MXM...27일 데뷔 확정 (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  4. ^ (in Korean) YDPP,'귀엽게'
  5. ^ (in Korean) 브랜뉴뮤직 에이비식스(AB6IX) 전웅, 훈훈함 가득한 일상…‘과거 울림-JYP-YG 연습생 출신 ‘스트레이 키즈’에 출연하기도’
  6. ^ (in Korean) AB6IX(에이비식스), 첫 단독 리얼리티 확정..4월 18일 첫방송
  7. ^ (in Korean) AB6IX, '할리우드(HOLLYWOOD)' MV 기습 공개..5월 22일 데뷔 확정
  8. ^ (in Korean) AB6IX, 데뷔 앨범 스케줄 이미지 공개..데뷔 카운트다운 시작됐다
  9. ^ (in Korean) AB6IX, 5월 22일 올림픽홀서 데뷔 앨범 쇼케이스 개최(공식)
  10. ^ "에이비식스 컴백 확정, 10월 7일 첫 정규앨범 발매". 스타투데이 (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  11. ^ "AB6IX (에이비식스)". brandnewmusic.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  13. ^ a b 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2019年10月21日付 [Weekly CD Album Ranking on October 21, 2019] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  14. ^ 2019년 10월 Album Chart [October 2019 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  15. ^ "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  16. ^ a b 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2019年06月10日付 [Weekly CD Album Ranking on June 10, 2019]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  17. ^ Gaon Chart September 2019
  18. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association.
    • "Breathe". May 19–25, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
    • "Hollywood". May 26 – June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
    • "Blind for Love". October 6–12, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  19. ^ K-pop Hot 100:
  20. ^ "AB6IX, 완전체 데뷔 리얼리티 '브랜뉴보이즈' 4월18일 첫방송(공식)" (in Korean). 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  21. ^ "[MGMA] 방탄소년단, 대상 포함 6관왕 폭주...트와이스 `2관왕` (종합)". mk.co.kr (in Korean). August 2, 2019.
  22. ^ "방탄소년단, 올해의 아티스트상 포함 3관왕...레드벨벳 올해의 스테이지상[소리바다 어워즈 종합". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). August 23, 2019.
  23. ^ "방탄소년단·몬스타엑스, 2관왕 영예‥ITZY→CIX 루키 도약(종합)[V하트비트]". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). November 16, 2019.

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