On August 7, Wanna One held a press conference for their debut mini-album 11=1(To be one) at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
As the only trainee in Produce 101 Season 2 to make it into the finalist group Wanna One without an agency, Kim Jae Hwan shared some insights into his experiences as well as motivating advice.
He stated, I was desperate and experienced a lot of failure. But I also grew as well. By not giving up and consistently taking on challenges, something great happened.
He added, I hope everyone can see this and have hope. If they take on challenges, their dreams will definitely happen, and so I hope they will not give up and continue trying.
On August 7, Wanna Ones first mini-album 11=1(To be one) was released at 6 p.m. KST, and it is the first of their arithmetic series.
The album title represents an exciting start as it means You (1) and I (1) meet (x) to become one (=1). It also has the meaning that the 11 boys will race together to the top. The album consists of title track Energetic and has a total of seven tracks, including songs such as Burn It Up and Wanna Be.