K-Pop stans to see Wanna One Reunion this MAMA 2021

November 19th, 2021

On November 15, 2021, CJ E&M revealed some big announcements about the upcoming 2021 Mnet Music Awards (MAMA 2021)—from its concept, evaluation criteria, host, and performances. These announcements then lead to the question, 

Wannables, are you okay? 

Mnet Chief Producer Park Chan Wook announced that South Korean boy band Wanna One will be reuniting for a performance in MAMA 2021. For context, Wanna One was a boy group formed by CJ E&M from the second season of the reality idol trainee show “Produce 101”.

The group had 11 members, namely Yoon Ji-sung, Ha Sung-woon, Hwang Min-hyun, Ong Seong-wu, Kim Jae-hwan, Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Park Woo-in, Bae Jin-young, Lee Dae-hwi, and Lai Kuan-lin, and their contract ran from August 7, 2017 till December 31, 2018.

Wanna One drew in a lot of impact during the time they were active, winning several “Newcomer” awards in award ceremonies and releasing hit songs and EPs left and right, until their final concert, “Therefore 2019” and their disbandment. 

Wannables, the fans of Wanna One, and other K-Pop stans were immediately overcome with joy after hearing the news. Back in 2019, everyone in the K-Pop world was saddened by the boy group’s disbandment, because of how much the boy group had become loved for their songs and their journey to debut as K-Pop idols. 

Here were some reactions to Wanna One’s reunion in the upcoming 2021 MAMA: 

Aside from Wanna One, CJ E&M also confirmed that Ed Sheeran and the dance crews of “Street Woman Fighter” will also be performing at the awards show. 

 

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