ioi: where are they now?

find out where the members of the girl group are now five years after their debut


After the disbandment of IOI, Nayoung debuted with the group PRISTIN under Pledis entertainment. They disbanded in May 2019, and Nayoung subsequently signed with Sublime Artist Agency. Today, she is focused mainly on acting and is set to play roles int he dramas To Me to You and Imitation this year. Check out this video of one PRISTIN’s biggest hits.

Chung Ha

Chung Ha has had huge success as a solo artist under MNH Entertainment since IOI parted ways. She has released seven albums and six digital singles. Her most recent release was Bicycle (see the video below), which did well on charts around the world. Over the years, she has won multiple awards, including the Gaon Hot Performance of the Year and Artist of the Year – Digital Music awards and MAMAs for Best Female Artist and Best Dance Performance – Female Solo. You can see Chung Ha promoting products for Reebok, Clinique and many other brands.


After IOI, Sejeong debuted with the girl group gugudan in July 2018 and continued to promote with them until their disbandment in December 2020. She released her first solo mini album in 2020 and unveiled its follow-up I’m in March of this year. You can find the music video for the title song from that album, Warning, below.

In 2020, Sejeong starred in drama The Uncanny Counter and will reprise her role in the sequel due out in 2022. Her acting has earned her numerous awards, including the Popular Actress Award at the First Seoul Awards and the Best Female Idol Acting award at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards.


Once IOI disbanded, Chaeyeon returned to her group DIA. Their last album Flower 4 Seasons was released in June 2020. You can find the music video for t that album, Hug U, below. Chaeyeon has also kept busy as an actress, appearing in numerous dramas and the movie Live Again, Love Again. In addition, she has done endorsements for many brands, including New Balance and Lotte Hi-Mart.


After IOI disbanded, Kyulkyung debuted with Nayoung in PRISTIN. When promotions with the group ended, she returned to China, where she currently is a solo artist and actress under her birth name Jieqiong. Last year, she was involved in a legal dispute over her contracts in both Korea and China. So far, the matter remains unresolved. You can check out her digital single Why below.


Since IOI disbanded, Sohye has worked as an actress. She has earned awards like Best New Actress awards at the 21st Busan Film Critics Awards and the 40th Golden Cinema Film Festival for her work in Moonlit Winter. You can find a trailer for the critically acclaimed film below.


In July 2016 following the disbandment of IOI, Yeonjung joined the girl group WJSN. The girls have released several albums since, including their latest mini album, Unnatural, which was released at the end of March. You can check out the music video for the title song below.


In June 2017, Yoojung debuted with the group Weki Meki. The group released their fourth mini album last year. The title track from that last She has also had main roles in a number of dramas, including Single & Ready to Mingle and Idol Fever.


Like Sejeong, Mina joined the girl group gugudan and remained a member until their disbandment in December. She is still under Jellyfish Entertainment and is currently working as an actress. This spring, she appeared in the drama Summer Guys (trailer below), and later this year, she will play a main role in When Flowers Bloom I Think of You.


Like Yoojung, Doyeon joined Weki Meki following IOI’s disbandment. She has been in the cast of numerous dramas and had endorsements for Tommy Hilfiger, Maybelline and other well-known brands. Check out her 2018 performance on King of Mask Singer.


When IOI’s contract ended, Somi became a solo artist under The Black Label. She has released two digital singles, the music video for the second of which, What You Waiting For?, appears below. In 2019, she won the Best Female Solo award at the Mubeat Awards, and she previously received the CF Model award at the Korea First Brand Awards for her extensive endorsement work.

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