Representatives confirmed on June 28, 2019 that they are planning for an I.O.I reunion and comeback. Officials say that they are in the process of coordinating the members’ schedule since they come from different agencies. Nine (9) members are confirmed to return during the comeback.
I.O.I is the first project group created under the Mnet audition program, Produce 101. They debuted on May 4, 2016 and disbanded on January 31, 2017 after a year of activities. The group is composed of eleven (11) members from different agencies.
Where are the members now?
Jeon Somi, formerly a JYP trainee, recently made her debut as a solo artist under The Black Label.
Choi Yoo Jung and Kim Do Yeon are active as members of Weki Meki.
Kim Chung Ha is currently promoting as a solo artist.
Kim So Hye has been active as an actress and will soon make her big screen debut.
Zhou Jieqiong and Lim Na Young were part of the now disbanded Pristin. Na Young has left their agency, Pledis, while Jieqiong opted to stay.
Jung Chae Yeon is still a member of DIA but is also active as an actress for dramas.
Yoo Yeon Jung joins the Starship girl group, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), as the 13th member.
Exact details of I.O.I’s comeback is not yet clear, but fans are happy to hear that they are returning sooner than they expect.