The ideal of Idol, which is written as I.O.I is a South Korean band formed in 2016. They were established by Mnet and Produced by 101. I.O.I were the chosen one from the lot; they are the best of the best. The companies had brought almost 101 trainees out of which they were selected.



I.O.I Debut

They officially had their debut on 4th May 2016 with their album Chrysalis. On 5th May they performed the title track “Knock Knock Knock”. Although at the beginning of 2017 they all decided to split.

I.O.I Members

The band was formed in 2016, whose members were the top lot of 101 trainees that were brought together for the show. These members were Nayoung, Chungha, Chaeyeon, sejeong, Sohye, Yeonjung, Jieqiong, Doyeon, Yoojung, Mina, and Somi. All members are young and full of energy. They all prepared a lot of music but could not last long and then followed their paths. The band too had its sub-unit called I.O.I sub-unit consisting of Chungha, Nayoung, Sohye, Jieqiong, Doyeon, Yoojung, and Somi.



I.O.I Age Group

  1. Nayoung, is the Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, and the Vocalist of the band. She was born on 18 December 1995. She is the oldest member of all. As of now, she is 25 years old.
  2. Chungha is the Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, and Rapper of the band. She was born on 9 February 1996.
  3. Sejeong is the Main Vocalist of the band. She was born on 28 August 1996.
  4. Chaeyeon is the Vocalist and a part of Visual. She was born on 1 December 1997.
  5. Kyulkyung is the Lead Dancer, Vocalist and is in the Visual. She was born on December 16, 1998.
  6. Sohye is the Vocalist and the Rapper in the band. She was born on July 19, 1999.
  7. Yeonjung is the Main Vocalist of the band  I.O.I. She was born on August 3, 1999.
  8. Yoojung is the Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, and Lead Vocalist in the band. She was born on  November 12, 1999.
  9. Mina is the Lead Dancer, Vocalist, and Rapper in the band. She was born on December 4, 1999.
  10. Doyeon is the Vocalist and a part of Visual. She was born on December 4, 1999.
  11. Somi is the Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, and Face of the Group, Center, and the Maknae. She was born on March 9, 2001. She is the youngest member of the band. Now her age is 20 years old.

I.O.I Albums

Extended plays:

  1. Chrysalis is the first album of I.O.I and the one in which the band performed their debut on 4th May 2016. The album had options of digital download and in form of CD. They profited almost 87,026 KOR.
  2. Miss me? was released on 17 October 2016. This too was available in CD and digital downloading options. They profited almost 107000 KOR, which is greater than what they earned in the beginning.

Their music videos are available only on the songs “Crush”, “Dream Girls”, “Whatta Man”, “Very Very Very”, “Together as one” and “Downpour”.

I.O.I Songs

They released their singles;  “Crush”, “Dream Girls”, “Whatta Man”, “Very Very Very” and “Hand in Hand” in 2016 and “Downpour” in the year 2017. They also released a promotional single called “Together as One” in 2016. Their other top chart songs are “when The Cherry Blossom Fade”, “Knock Knock Knock”, “Doo Wap”, “Pick Me”, “Hold On”, “More More”, “Ping Pong”, and “M-maybe”.

I.O.I Merch

Although the band I.O.I has had their split way long back in time, fans still love to see them together. The best option for a fan to feel close to a band is to have their merch. You can find cool and eye-catching t-shirts and jackets under it. Some also have diaries, bags, water bottles, cups, phone covers, and a lot more objects.

I.O.I Shop

Even if the band exists no more, you can still buy their merchandise and support them in the best way possible.