Following a shocking exit by a member, a boy band performs at he festival


TO1’s fans were shocked to hear that the group’s lineup has been permanently changed. WAKEONE Entertainment announced that Chi Hoon, member of TO1, had left the group and their agency via the official fan cafe on April 30th. Below is an English translation of the agency’s statement regarding Chi Hoon’s departure via Soompi:

“Hello, this is WAKEONE. Due to the cancellation of the exclusive contract, TO1 member Chi Hoon has left the team at the same time as he terminated the exclusive contract with us,”The message was understood. “We apologize for causing concern to TOgether with the sudden news. TO1 will continue to meet you with more mature music and performances. We ask for your warm support for the TO1 members in the future. Thank you.”

Many TO1 followers were deeply saddened by the news. Some even speculated on the reasons that Chi Hoon had left the group. Fan posts shared their disappointment, appreciation, and concern as they pondered the future of the boyband.

TO1 Takes On KCON 2022 Premiere

Despite Chi Hoon having left the month before, TO1’s members rallied to perform valiantly in support of the cause KCON 2022 Premiere. KCON’s kick-off event will take place this year. “the world’s No.1 K-culture festival,”This year marks its 10th Anniversary.

KCON 2022 Premiere started in South Korea on May 8, and will continue in other countries including the USA and Japan. The premiere was held in Seoul and Tokyo, with Tokyo starting May 14th. Chicago will host the third event. Their fans were eager to share their newly purchased tickets on Twitter, so TO1 was included in the lineup for each date.

“So excited to see them!”One fan wrote. “Cant wait to see TO1 in just a week!”Another devotee tweeted. Chicago’s KCON 2022 premiere will take place at Rosemont Theatre, Illinois on May 21-22.


TO1’s Troubled Past

TO1 was originally DebutedAfter being created on the Mnet survival program, the TOO name was adopted in 2020 “World Klass,”They RebrandedIn March 2013, the group was TO1 One Twitter fan was unhappy with the group’s luck. “Ever since they debuted, all they ever experienced were hardships and something worse. TO1 don’t deserve any of this,”The post was.

Another user added more detail, saying: “TO1 has been through survival shows, company switches, a rebrand, long hiatuses, so much uncertainty, and now is parting ways with a family member. The strongest people on this planet.”


Chi Hoon focuses on the Present

Chi Hoon, a 23-year-old member of the group, was listed as an a “rapper, vocalist, and producer”In TO1. According to A fan translation of his profileHe can play the piano. “is TO1’s self-proclaimed ‘Sexy Guy.'”The Fan Cafe’s representative animal is the Chick. Chi Hoon’s motto is: “Focusing on the past will disrupt the future, but focusing on the present will complete the future.”

After WAKEONE failed to release anything about Chi Hoon’s birthday on April 27, fans were concerned about Chi Hoon and the status of the group. On social media, there was no celebratory post and members did not post anything on his birthday. Chihoon has been silent since March 2022 on all social media. Many people were curious about his whereabouts, and future plans.


Woonggi’s Hiatus

TO1 was already down before Chi Hoon left. It had been there since Woonggi, the youngest of their members, stopped receiving treatment for anxiety. Wake One posted the following statement on their website fan cafeDecember 2021 in Korean & English “Hello, this is WAKEONE. “We want to tell you about the health condition and activities OF1 member WOONG GI. “WOONG GI had a recent exam for sudden anxiety. He was prescribed by a specialist to stop doing too much and get enough rest.

“Accordingly, after a long discussion with WOONG GI and other TO1 members, we decided to temporarily suspend WOONG GI’s activities and focus on his treatment and recovery,”The note continued. “For the time being, TO1 will be promoting as a 9-member group. We will inform you about the return of member WOONG GI at a later date depending on the state of his recovery.”

Woongi also celebrated his birthday in April. Fans were worried when WAKEONE was the only one to do so Post a poster on Twitter. The photo was not shared by the agency on Instagram. Others pointed out that members didn’t post about his birthday.


TOO to TO1

2020 was the year TO1 was launched as TOO. “Ten Oriented Orchestra.”Their record label n.CH Entertainment, and their company CJ ENM were both involved in a management disputeCJ ENM reportedly terminated their management agreement with n.CH Entertainment on January 20, 2021. One day later, CJENM announced that they had terminated their management agreement with n.CH Entertainment. CJ ENM stated that they had ended their contract with n.CH Entertainment because of inability to come to an agreement. They would also take full responsibility for the entire transaction. ManagementOver the group. The group was officially announced as having been formed in March. It changed its nameFrom TOO to TO1.



In light of the group’s recent turmoils, TO1 fans (or as they call themselves, TOGETHERs) took to Twitter on April 27 to trend #WakeOneAnswerGethers, demanding updates from the agency on TO1 and their situation. Fans noticed that the group was unusually quiet and had very few social events for over a year. Their group photo was not included on KCON merchandise, even though they were the headline artists at KCON 2022 in the United States.

WAKEONE celebrates its second anniversary on April 1. However, they did not do anything special. They instead of hosting live streaming, they shared photos only via Twitter. Many fans found this disturbing, since K-pop debut anniversaries are often huge occasions. TO1 released their second mini album as their last musical release. Re: Alize, and its title song “No More X,”On November 4, 2021

TO1’s fans demand better treatment. They also want information about TO1’s schedule and plans. They claim that TO1 shouldn’t be hidden away because they are WAKEONEs only boy group.

It is a critical TOGETHER statement. “I support Chi hoon terminates contract with WAKEONE but you should bring your 9 brothers too and [leave] together.”


Who is TO1 for?

Despite the uncertain future, TO1 fans continue to turn to each other for support and companionship during difficult times. Below is a thread that the original Twitter poster wrote. “I want to know ‘who is TO1 for you,”The answers were more passionate and thoughtful than you might expect from a boyband of two years old.

“TOO/TO1 became my reason going back into K-pop after taking a long break from it. It sparked joy and motivation after feeling lost and confused for so long. It all started with one random video recommendation… and then I came to love these folks and their journey along the way,”One user replied.

“They are my proud kids… I am thinking about them nearly every second, wondering what they are doing and whether they are taking good care of themselves,”Another tweet. “And I will become a proud mom when mentioning them to other people or when they receive some achievements. That’s TO1 to me.”

One fan: “TO1 is my safe place, my home, I’ve seen them, all the effort, the tears, and just as they made their debut, I entered the university, and I’d almost say that I achieved it along with them, so… I’m proud of seeing them fighting for what they dream day by day.”


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