At 16 years of age, Kim Samuel has been through quite a lot. He started as a trainee under Pledis Entertainment, then debuted under 1Punch alongside rapper One – which was disbanded after One joined YG Entertainment following the 4th season of Show Me the Money. Samuel most recently finished 18th in the second season of Produce 101. Following his surprise elimination, international fans started a petition against Mnet asking for his – and eliminated favorite Kim Jong-hyun of NU’EST – inclusion into upcoming group Wanna One. Whether as a result of the petition or by happy coincidence, Brave Entertainment seized the opportunity to reassure Samuel’s fans of an upcoming solo debut. Less than 2 months later, his solo debut, Sixteen was released, much to the delight of Samuel’s fans.
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After giving fans a sneak preview of his first solo mini album, Samuel Kim has now announced when he’ll be making his debut!
On July 10, Brave Entertainment shared an album cover for Samuel Kims first solo release and announced that his mini album will be titled Sixteen. It is due out on August 2 at 4 p.m. KST (which is fitting as it is 16:00!).
According to the newly released track list for the mini album, there will be six songs on this release in total, including the title track “Sixteen,” which will feature rapper Changmo.
Samuel Kim was back to steal the nations hearts in a new Naver V App broadcast on July 10. He took the opportunity to communicate with fans and open up about what hes been up to since leaving Produce 101 Season 2.
During the broadcast, he was as energetic and cheerful as one would expect from a 16-year-old. He would laugh and his face went bright red when he mispronounced words, and he even confessed that he recently went and got his ears pierced. Samuel Kim said, I promised my mom I wouldnt do it, but I wanted to look cool. It felt weird though, kind of like getting a shot in your butt.
On July 25, reports claimed that Mnet and JYP Entertainment were working together to create 'Sixteen' season 2. 'Sixteen' was a girl group survival program which consisted of 16 JYPE trainees competing for a spot in the label's newest girl group at the time, TWICE.
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JYPE told news outlets in response to the reports, "It's not a season 2 of 'Sixteen', but it's true that we are discussing a new program with Mnet. Nothing has been confirmed yet."
JYP Entertainment survival program SIXTEEN has been rumored for a second season.
On July 25, several industry representatives reported that JYP Entertainment has been in discussion with Mnet on a second season and is working on deciding the format and concept.
In response, the agency commented, It is true that we have been in discussion for a program with Mnet, but nothing is decided. They added, It is not SIXTEEN 2.