Everything You Need To Know About D1VERSE
Have you ever thought about a number of South Korean groups that debuted but had members were auditioned from outside the country? At present many groups have made their debut and are part of the hallyu wave and have a career in South Korea, one of which is D1VERSE, a boy group that has 4 members who are members from Vietnam.
Nevertheless, D1VERSE can be a boy group that invites people’s attention and starts their career as a K-Pop idol and shows their talents really accessible to those who want to enjoy their music. D1VERSE is also proof that the original idol from South Korea can also take part in a career there.
Well, if you were not familiar with D1VERSE before, in this article we will discuss more with 4-members under RBW Entertainment until their latest news as well. Let’s check more detailed and complete information in the article below!
D1VERSE Group Profile
The popularity of K-Pop is now widespread and not only in its home country. The influence of Korean music has even developed in several other countries. RBW Entertainment which houses Mamamoo and Naver broadens their reach to the Vietnam market. On 30 July 2019, it was announced that RBW and Naver had collaborated to enter the Vietnam market through the debut of a new Vietnamese boy group called D1VERSE. They plan to work together to smooth the group’s debut, a variety of content, and secure the intellectual property rights of the artist.
“Naver Vietnam, a subsidiary of Vietnam Naver V CIC, is investing in Vietnam’s RBW shares. In addition to capital, plans will also be extended to support from the Naver V Live direct community platform, related to RBW Vietnam,” the RBW announcement said. Over the past few years it has been known that RBW and Naver have maintained partnerships through V Live in Vietnam. Through this collaboration, RBW Vietnam has produced popular variation content through V Live.
“A successful entrance to the global market has been achieved based on the experience of RBW for several years in developing idols abroad. Because of our knowledge of content creation and our interest in creating a variety of content and securing future IP artists where Vietnam is suitable, we have finally invested at RBW,” said Head of Naver V CIC, Park Sun-Young. This Vietnamese idol group is called D1VERSE and has lived in Seoul or rather the RBW dormitory since late 2018. They will receive training and it is planned that they will make their official debut within 2019.
D1VERSE initially showed their appearance on the V Live broadcast and had a survival show titled ‘We Will Debut’. From the information obtained, they will debut with a total of 7 members under RBW Entertainment. As an agency that houses Mamamoo and ONEUS, surely D1VERSE’s debut will be highly anticipated by their new fans who can’t wait to see their performance as an idol group.
On December 15, 2019, D1VERSE finally debuted with 4 members, such as Hong Phu, Quang Huy, Duc Ung, and Minh Hoang. The boy group debuted with one of their singles titled Bring it Low or Chỉ Có Anh Bên Em in Vietnamese. Of course, after promoting during the debut by appearing on ‘We Will Debut’ on V-Live, then of course they already have some fans who can’t wait to look forward to their debut.
Beside that, D1VERSE has several social media accounts to be able to greet their fans through every latest update of their activities and promotions. Don’t forget to follow their moments in social media below!
D1VERSE Member Profile and Facts
Real Name : Hong Phu
Stage Name : Hong Phu
Birth : March 1, 1996
Star Sign : Pisces
Position : Main Vocalist, Main Dancer
Fun Facts :
- Hong Phu’s hometown is at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Hong Phu has an older sister
- Hong Phu gets the 3rd rank as the final line-up
- Hong Phu has white skin and single eyelid
- Hong Phu’s best features based on himself are his monolid eyes and tall height
- Hong Phu’s favorite K-Pop idols are EXO’s D.O and Kang Daniel
- Hong Phu gets a lot of attention because his visual is really resembles as K-Pop idol
- Hong Phu really close with a Vietnamese pop singer, Suni Ha Linh
- Hong Phu loves all kind of Vietnamese foods, such as Spicy Fried Chicken Bun Rieu and Banh Bot Loc
- Hong Phu is really best at English and worst at Biology
- Hong Phu has a memory back when he was a trainee was eating an ice cream in -15 Degree Celcius in the park with other members in South Korea
- “You Only Live Once.” is Hong Phu’s favorite quote.
Real Name : An Quang Huy
Stage Name : Quang Huy
Birth : November 30, 1997
Star Sign : Sagittarius
Position : Lead Vocalist
Fun Facts :
- Quang Huy’s hometown is in Hanoi, Vietnam
- Quang Huy gets the 5th rank as the final line-up
- Quang Huy ranks last as the debut line
- Quang Huy thinks that his best feature is the best feature from himself
- Quang Huy’s appearance got commented as a guy with standard Korean oppa
- Quang Huy joined a lot of amateur music program before becoming a trainee of RBW Entertainment
- Quang Huy really fascinated with Origami and space exploration
- Quang Huy loves any kind of food with small bones that he can chew
- Quang Huy’s really loves David bowie, Lady Gaga, Troye Sivan, Lorde and SHINee’s Key as his favorite idols
- Quang Huy’s favorite song is Space Oddity by David Bowie
- Quang Huy’s words subject is Math
- “Success is not the goal, it is the process.” is Quang Huy’s favorite quote.
Real Name : Ứng Văn Đức
Stage Name : Duc Ung
Birth : August 30, 1998
Height : 170 cm (5’7″)
Star Sign : Virgo
Position : Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Fun Facts :
- Duc Ung’s hometown is in Vinh, Nghe An, Vietnam
- Duc Ung has an older brother
- Duc Ung gets the 2nd rank as the final line-up
- Duc Ung is close to a former trainee named Tu
- Duc Ung thinks that his hair is the best feature according to himself
- Duc Ung considered that he is the member who received a lot of attention among the other 7 members
- Duc Ung was quite famous in social media before decided to go to South Korea as a trainee
- Duc Ung was describe as lazy, forgetful and crazy member
- Duc Ung was a member of K-Pop cover dance group named B-Wild
- Duc Ung loves lo eat ice cream, coffee, yoghurt, wonton noodles, and snails (Vietnamese food)
- Duc Ung choose BTS’ Jungkook as his favorite idol
- Duc Ung’s favorite song is Paper Hearts by Tori Kelly
- “If you want to sit in the place not anyone can sit, undergo feelings not anyone can endure.” is Duc Ung’s favorite quote.
Real Name : Nguyễn Minh Hoàng
Stage Name : Minh Hoang
Birth : August 17, 2000
Star Sign : Leo
Position : Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Fun Facts :
- Minh Hoang’s hometown is in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam
- Minh Hoang has a little brother
- Minh Hoang gets the 1st rank as the final line-up
- Minh Hoang attended Vietnam Dance College before decided to go to South Korea and become a trainee
- Minh Hoang was trained in Vietnamese contemporary dance
- Minh Hoang loves to drink bubble tea
- Minh Hoang describe as a member who honest, calm and perfectionist
- Minh Hoang owns an impression fashion style
- Minh Hoang choose Mamamoo’s Hwasa as his favorite idol
- Minh Hoang thinks that he should gain some weight
- Minh Hoang thinks that his eyes is the best feature according to himself
- Minh Hoang is close to Huy because he always buy chips for him
- Minh Hoang’s favorite song is Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
- Minh Hoang’s worst subject is Math
- Minh Hoang’s favorite memory is when his birthday party and everyone danced together in the dorm
- “I can’t change the direction off the wind, but I can change my path.” is Minh Hoang’s favorite quote.
Real Name : Trần Bình
Stage Name : Tran Binh
Birth : June 11, 1998
Star Sign : Gemini
Position : Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
Instagram : @___the.e11even
Fun Facts :
- Tran Binh’s hometown is in Bao Loc, Lam Dong, Vietnam
- Tran Binh has a little brother
- Tran Binh gets the 4thrank as the final line-up
- Tran Binh used to study at Vietnam Aviation Academy
- Tran Binh used to be a member of MIE dance group who is quite famous in Vietnam
- Tran Binh loves playing soccer and he is a fan of Manchester United
- Tran Binh was describe as a badass, cute and charismatic person
- Tran Binh loves to eat Burger and Chicken Parmesan
- Tran Binh’s best feature according to himself is height, long legs and big eyes
- Tran Binh is a fan of BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and his favorite song is Crooked
- Tran Binh is best at Math and Physics while worst at Chemistry
- Tran Binh said that he was close with all members since he is also a friendly person as well
- “Never look for fame and money in success. Look for talent and passion.” is Tran Binh’s favorite quote
- Tran Binh was caught in a scandal when he is badmouthing his labelmate senior, ONEUS and Mamamoo
- Tran Binh has officially terminated his exclusive contract as an idol under RBW Vietnam on April 7, 2020 and announced that he will be no longer a member of D1VERSE after that.
Become Back Dancer of ONEUS
If ONEUS debut song is titled Valkyrie then the next song Twilight makes a dark impression in the music or video, LIT is really different. LIT’s music makes anyone who hears want to raise their hands, sing and dance. What makes it unique, LIT presents energetic music with traditional concepts and string instruments. When playing LIT, anyone who hears will immediately go crazy over the music. What’s more, the video clip blends traditional vibe with modern concepts. This concept has not been seen for a long time since VIXX’s Shangri-La’s music video.
Seeing the traditional concept at the beginning of the LIT’s music video, ONEUS seems to take a background from the past when people were not preoccupied with technology, digital music, and city noise. That period made people able to dance from the heart and see the bright moon. ONEUS combines many aspects such as backgrounds, scenes, clothing, and even shooting to display its concept through visuals. Traditional concept elements can also be seen from paper fans or murals depicting remnants of Korean history. The traditional dancer who also appeared towards the end was the right collaboration in the LIT’s music video.
Indeed, the innovation might explode or even fail for some idol groups. There is no artist who can satisfy everyone, it could be that some fans want ONEUS to try more general music. But, of course it’s good to experiment from musicality to concepts, especially when innovation is accepted.
Beside that, on LIT‘s music video it can be clearly seen that there are a number of back dancers who highlighted their choreography in the comeback released in 2019. This also reminded many people of the interesting facts from D1VERSE that they had appeared as back dancers from ONEUS who were seniors from their labelmate, RBW Entertainment. In LIT’s music video you can show some back dancers wearing black traditional clothes who were dancing in one scene with ONEUS.
Not only that, D1VERSE has also captured their dance practice moments by doing a choreography of ONEUS’ LIT’s which is very energetic and uploaded the video on Youtube. This proves that D1VERSE practiced hard to memorize the diverse ONEUS choreography. Not only that, as a back-up dancer from ONEUS, D1VERSE who at that time was still a trainee under RBW Entertainment could prove that their performance was good when several times attended and appeared as back dancer from ONEUS on music programs broadcast on tv.
It can be seen from one of ONEUS’s performances when they held their comeback stage on ‘Show! Music Core’ on October 12, 2020, they were seen carrying the same concept as in the music video with every costume and make-up and their hairstylist. Each member looks very charming especially when it’s the back dancer that appears in the middle of the performance until the end. Even though the back dancers believed to be D1VERSE’s members did not show their faces clearly, the choreography that D1VERSE presented when they were back dancers for the ONEUS’ LIT’s comeback is very much appreciated.
What do you think about when D1VERSE became a back dancer from ONEUS? Can you see the members’ talents that are really cool from here?
On December 15, 2019, released their debut music video titled Bring it Low or Chỉ Có Anh Bên Em in Vietnamese. Of course there are many who welcomed the debut of D1VERSE because they were already quite popular when they became trainees under RBW Entertainment because they also previously promoted as a back dancer from ONEUS. When it debuted, D1VERSE had 5 members including Tran Binh. Their debut song titled Bring it Low has Vietnamese as the lyrics of the song.
The meaning of D1VERSE that has been explained by their agency is a combination of ‘Diverse’ and 1 which shows that the diversity of each member who comes together to unite and become a solid team despite having different colors. This means that in the future there will be other members recruited from other parts of the country and of course they will also focus on a career as a boy group in South Korea. During the promotion by introducing the concept of D1VERSE, they are also active in uploading some content on their Youtube channel such as dance practice, fanchant, video choreography, Christmas practice dance version and many more.
Let’s watch some content from D1VERSE during their era debut below!
Beside that, we will continue about the D1VERSE information that you can get on their official Instagram account.
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. Công bố tài khoản mạng xã hội chính thức của 'D1Verse' – Thực tập sinh nam của công ty RBW Việt Nam! Để cho thấy được những nhiệt huyết trở thành nghệ sĩ trong tương lai, quá trình luyện tập và cuộc sống của 'D1Verse' sẽ được cập nhật liên tục! 'D1Verse' mong nhận được nhiều sự quan tâm của mọi người! #D1Verse #RBW #Vietnam #KPOP #Trainee
One of D1VERSE’s first posts on Instagram showed the logos of their boy group posted on April 15, 2019 and managed to get likes up to 1,159. Even in the caption in the photo the #Trainee hashtag was written, at which time the members of D1VERSE had not yet debuted and were still trainees under RBW Entertainment.
“Announcing the official social network account of ‘D1Verse’ – RBW Vietnam’s male trainee!
To show the enthusiasm of becoming an artist in the future, the practice and life of ‘D1Verse’ will be constantly updated! ‘D1Verse’ looks forward to receiving a lot of attention from everyone! #D1Verse #RBW #Vietnam #KPOP#Trainee”
Not only debuted with Bring It Low, D1VERSE also had a number of their flagship singles and had successfully made another comeback with the title Monster as one of the track lists of their album, ‘PANTHEON: VOLCANO’, which was released in February 2020. The single comeback has successfully invited enthusiastic about their fans who have been waiting for a comeback from their debut in 2019.
Monster is one of the comeback singles from D1VERSE which released its music video on February 27, 2020. The music video looks very catchy with the basic colors of white, red and black. Because D1VERSE has the majority members from Vietnam, the concept of this group still uses Vietnamese for each of their comeback, including when releasing Monster. Overall, D1VERSE does meet the standards as a South Korean boy group and their appearance is enough to invite fans who are in the country as well.
Not only that, but if we visit the Youtube channel of D1VERSE, of course you will find some pretty interesting content because this group is one of the groups that is active in uploading videos for fans to enjoy. One of the new content uploaded by D1VERSE on June 9, 2020 was when the members sang Monster in the Acoustic Version. This includes interesting because we can hear the vocal line from D1VERSE which is very melodious.
Still at the time of their comeback promotion with Monster, D1VERSE had also uploaded their relay dance for the song. Seen the five members danced very compact and energetic even though they only used this opportunity to record their choreography dance to be uploaded as D1VERSE Youtube channel content.
As reported from Korea JoongAng Daily, on June 3, 2020, RBW Vietnam announced that the members were very much awaiting the presence of new members who would join as D1VERSE members. The agency also announced that they would hold an audition to find a new member for D1VERSE if someone who lived in South Korea and held a Vietnamese passport could immediately audition to find a suitable member to fill an empty spot.
For those of you who live in South Korea, a man and especially have a Vietnamese passport, then this is a great opportunity for you to directly register for auditions to become a D1VERSE member and immediately debut as a K-Pop idol!
Well, that was all for the information of D1VERSE, how the group debuted, the full profile of each member to the latest news that we can get from the Vietnamese boy group who also worked as K-Pop idol groups as well. What do you think about D1VERSE? Let’s keep giving the boy group as much love and support as possible so they can continue to work hard for their careers in a brighter future!