Wanna One’s Kim Jae Hwan has signed an exclusive contract with CJ E&M.
Kim Jae Hwan was the only trainee from both seasons 1 and 2 to make it into the top 11 without a label. He has now signed with CJ E&M. While he’s promoting as Wanna One, he’ll stay without a label, but when Wanna One is over, he’ll be a solo artist working under CJ E&M.
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CJ E&M is one of Korea’s biggest entertainment labels, with AOMG, Hi-Lite Records, 1877 Entertainment, MMO Entertainment, The Music Works as subsidiaries. CJ E&M also owns Mnet, tvN, OCN, and many more. Other artists under CJ E&M include artists such as Davichi, SG Wannabe, and Roy Kim. Wanna One is also co-managed by CJ E&M and YMC Entertainment.