AB6IX (Hangul: 에이비식스; short for Absolute Six) is a five member South Korean boy group formed by Brand New Music in 2019, consisting of Lim Young-min, Jeon Woong, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi.
The group debuted on May 22, 2019, with their first EP titled B:Complete.
AB6IX is short for “Absolute Six”, meaning that the full line-up of Brand New Boys achieve absolute perfection when the five members and the fandom are together. Their name is also an abbreviation of “Above BrandNew Six” which reflects the hopes that the five members and their fans will open up new horizons for Brand New Music.
Lim Young-min, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi participated in the Mnet survival series Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017. Dae-hwi and Woo-jin placed 3rd and 6th respectively, becoming members of the temporary boy group Wanna One. Young-min and Dong-hyun placed 15th and 28th respectively.
Young-min and Dong-hyun debuted as the duo MXM in 2017 . MXM along with fellow Produce 101 season 2 contestants Jeong Se-woon and Lee Gwang-Hyun formed Starship and Brand New Music’s project group YDPP.
Jeon Woong previously had been a trainee under JYP, Woollim, and YG Entertainment. His pre-debut appearances include Infinite H‘s M/V “As Long As You’re Not Crazy” and the Mnet survival show Stray Kids, as a YG trainee in the JYP vs YG episodes. Woong was a trainee for four years at Brand New Music and was also a backup dancer for MXM during their first tour.
The group’s debut reality show BrandNewBoys premiered on April 18, 2019 on Mnet. The reality show will follow the story of the five members as they prepare for their debut and also feature fun behind-the-scenes footage of their everyday lives.
On April 26, AB6IX released a full line up performance music video for “Hollywood”. Lee Dae Hwi participated in writing and Park Woo Jin choreographed the song “Hollywood”, which was performed on “Produce 101 Season 2” for the agency evaluation. This version of the song featured AB6IX’s fifth member Jeon Woong for the first time.
On April 30, 2019 was revealed that AB6IX will debut on May 22 with EP B:Complete. They will have their debut showcase on the same day at Olympic Hall in Songpa-gu, Seoul.