Oneus

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Oneus
Oneus at Seoul Fashion Week on October 15, 2019.png
Oneus in October 2019
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2018 (2018)–present
Labels
Associated actsOnewe
Websiteoneus.jp
Members
  • Ravn
  • Seoho
  • Leedo
  • Keonhee
  • Hwanwoong
  • Xion

Oneus (Korean: 원어스, stylized as ONEUS, pronounced as "One Us") is a South Korean boy group formed by RBW. The group consists of six members: Ravn, Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and Xion. The group released their debut EP, Light Us, on January 9, 2019.

History[edit]

2017–2018: Pre-debut[edit]

Seoho, Keonhee and Hwanwoong were introduced as some of the male trainees to represent RBW on the second season of Produce 101 during the first half of 2017. However, they were eliminated in the 94th place, 33rd place and 42nd place respectively. Ravn and Seoho participated as some of the male trainees to represent RBW on the YG survival show, Mix Nine during the second half of 2017, where they were eliminated in the 27th place and 19th place respectively. Lee Do participated Mix Nine as individual trainee, however, he did not pass the first audition.[1]

In November 2017, RBW introduced debut project named RBW Trainee Real Life – We Will Debut to launch their boy groups. Keonhee, Hwanwoong and seven other trainees (three male and four female) made their participation in the first chapter of the project in which they invited 100 people to be their audience in the evaluation stage at RBW Art Center.[2] The project would hold events or performances each month and the trainees daily life, consisting of monthly training and evaluations would be aired on Olleh TV and Naver's V-Live. In December 2017, Keonhee and Hwanwoong participated in the second chapter 'Special Party' with their label-mates, MAS.[3]

In early 2018, Keonhee, Hwanwoong and other trainees: Ravn, Seoho and Xion were introduced as pre-debut team RBW Boyz. In April 2018, RBW Boyz introduced their new member Leedo.[4] In June 2018, RBW Boyz were confirmed to debut as Oneus.[5] On September 27, Oneus and their label-mates Onewe (formerly MAS) released the single "Last Song".[6]

2019: Debut[edit]

The group's debut EP Light Us was released on January 9, 2019, with "Valkyrie" serving as its lead single.[7]A debut showcase was held in conjunction with the album's release at the Yes24 Live Hall.[8]The group's made their official debut stage on the music program M Countdown on January 10.[9]

On March 11, it was announced that Ravn will temporarily halt group activities due to personal and health issues.[10]In the end of April, Ravn later joined the group's activities after his health improved.[11]

Oneus released their second EP Raise Us on May 29, 2019, with the lead single titled "Twilight".[citation needed]

Members[edit]

Official position adapted from RBW and members.[12]

  • Ravn (레이븐) - main rapper, vocalist, producer
  • Seoho (서호) - main vocalist
  • Leedo (이도) - main rapper, vocalist
  • Keonhee (건희) - main vocalist
  • Hwanwoong (환웅) - main dancer, vocalist
  • Xion (시온) - vocalist

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[13]
US World
[14]
Light Us
Track listing
  1. Intro: Light Us
  2. 삐뚤빼뚤 (Zig Zag)
  3. 발키리 (Valkyrie)
  4. 붉은 실 (Red Thread)
  5. Eye Contact
  6. Hero
  7. ㅁㅊㄷㅁㅊㅇ (Crazy&Crazy) (Prod. CyA)
6
Raise Us
  • Released: May 29, 2019
  • Label: RBW
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. Intro: Time
  2. Twilight (태양이떨어진다)
  3. English Girl
  4. BingBing
  5. White Night
  6. Now
4
Fly with Us
  • Released: September 30, 2019
  • Label: RBW
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. Intro : Fly me to the moon
  2. Plastic Flower (윙윙윙윙)
  3. Lit (가자)
  4. Blue Sky
  5. Level Up
  6. Stand By
4 15

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[17]
JPN
[18]
JPN Hot
[19]
US World
[20]
"Valkyrie"(발키리) 2019 15 N/A Light Us
"Twilight" (태양이떨어진다)[A] 4 17
  • JPN: 22,029 (Phy.)[18]
Raise Us
"Lit" (가자) 14 N/A Fly with Us
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaboration[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[17]
"Last Song" (with Onewe) 2018 We Will Debut
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Genie Music Awards[edit]

The Genie Music Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea and organized by Genie Music together with their partner network.[21]

Year Category Recipient Result
2019 The Male New Artist Award ONEUS Nominated

Soribada Best K-Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2019 Next Artist Award ONEUS Won

Other[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2019 FAN N STAR[22] Rising Star Awards ONEUS Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Twilight" was released on August 7, 2019 as Oneus's debut Japanese single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "단독선공개 김건학 개인연습생 30초 사전투표 영상 재생수 940 좋아요 1,818 1년 전". MIXNINE V. 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ "'마마무 소속사' RBW, 新보이그룹 데뷔 준비 돌입 [공식]".
  3. ^ "공식입장] '마마무 회사' RBW, 보이그룹 런칭..'프듀2' 이건희·여환웅 출격".
  4. ^ "RBW BOYZ 새 멤버 시온-이도 베일 벗었다‥데뷔 프로젝트서 전격 공개".
  5. ^ "Watch: RBW Releases Debut Trailers For 2 New Boy Groups".
  6. ^ "Watch: ONEUS And ONEWE Drop Touching MV For "Last Song"". SOOMPI. 2018-09-27.
  7. ^ "Watch: ONEUS Makes Impressive Debut With Powerful "Valkyrie" MV". SOOMPI. 2019-01-09.
  8. ^ "ONEUS Opens Up About Watching Fellow "Produce 101 Season 2" Contestants Debut First, VERIVERY's Debut, And More". SOOMPI. 2019-01-09.
  9. ^ http://sports.donga.com/article/all/20190111/93656602/1?adtbrdg=e#_adtReady
  10. ^ "ONEUS's Ravn To Temporarily Halt Group Promotions Due To Health Issues". Soompi. 2019-03-11.
  11. ^ https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/now/article/009/0004365003
  12. ^ "Oneus Naver Profile" (in Korean). Naver.
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean).
  14. ^ "World Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  15. ^ 2019년 상반기 Album Chart [First Half of 2019 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  16. ^ a b 2019년 09월 Album Chart [September 2019 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  18. ^ a b "週間 CDシングルランキング 2019年08月19日付" [Weekly CD Single Ranking for August 19, 2019] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 2019/8/19". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  20. ^ "World Digital Songs Sales". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  21. ^ "방탄소년단·워너원·트와이스, '2018 MGA' 출격..초특급 라인업 [공식입장]". 미주중앙일보. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  22. ^ "이에 투문의 사랑이 담긴 트로피가 전달되었습니다". entertain naver.

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