Zero Base One became popular in Japan before debut.
Zero Base One became popular in Japan before debut.
'5th generation icon' ZEROBASEONE will officially debut in Japan in March next year.

ZEROBASEONE (Seong Han-bin, Kim Ji-woong, Jang Hao, Seok Matthew, Kim Tae-rae, Ricky, Kim Kyu-bin, Park Gun-wook, Han Yu-jin) will debut in Japan after signing a contract with Sony Music Label in March 2024. The first fan meeting is also scheduled to be held locally in the same month.

ZEROBASEONE became a million-seller on the first day of release with its debut album 'YOUTH IN THE SHADE', released in Korea in July of this year, and became a 'double million-seller' with a total of 2.03 million units sold based on the Circle Chart's September monthly chart. ', setting a great record. Thanks to the fierce momentum, the second mini album 'MELTING POINT', released on the 6th, also became a 'double million seller' with sales exceeding 2.13 million copies in the first week of release. ZEROBASEONE is the first in K-POP history to achieve 'double million seller' status for two consecutive albums, starting with their debut album.

In particular, ZEROBASEONE is enjoying enormous popularity in Japan even before its official debut. Their first fan concert, '2023 ZEROBASEONE FAN-CON', held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul last August, was screened with live viewing at movie theaters in 47 prefectures across Japan. As soon as the news of the live viewing was announced, applications from fans poured in, and additional screening theaters were added, proving the huge popularity of ZEROBASEONE in Japan. In addition, both albums 'YOUTH IN THE SHADE' and 'MELTING POINT' landed at the top of Japan's Oricon album chart.

ZEROBASEONE recorded a total of 3 awards at the '2023 MAMA AWARDS', the world's largest K-POP awards ceremony held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 28th and 29th, including the main prize, 'Worldwide Fans' Choice', New Artist Award, and 'Favorite New Artist'. After receiving the award, leader Seong Han-bin expressed his gratitude to ZEROBASEONE and shared a spoiler, saying, "There will be a surprise announcement soon," and then news of their Japanese debut was announced through ZEROBASEONE's official website.

ZEROBASEONE said through their agency Wake One, "I am so happy that we can bloom in Japan as well. I hope we can create beautiful days together. I am looking forward to being able to share our songs with Japanese Zeros. I want to show you many cool stages. “ZEROBASEONE will always run for Zeros,” he said, expressing his feelings about his Japanese debut. As ZEROBASEONE is continuing its formidable momentum in Japan ahead of its official debut, expectations are high for its future activities.

Reporter Junho Yoon, Ten Asia translated by google