I.B.I (Hangul: 아이비아이; also known as IBI) was a five-member South Korean girl group formed by LOEN Entertainment in 2016. The group members were previous participants in the talent show Produce 101. They made their debut on August 18, 2016, with the single “Molae Molae (몰래몰래)”.
The name I.B.I comes from the Korean phrase il-ban-in (일반인), meaning “normal people”, but also stands for “I Believe It”. The group promotes under LOEN Entertainment, while the members of I.B.I remain under their respective agencies.
I.B.I released their digital single album Molae Molae (몰래몰래) on August 18, 2016. On the same day, the group held their debut showcase and their debut stage on M! Countdown.
On August 19, 2016, I.B.I performed on Music Bank. They also held a guerrilla concert ‘Run to You’ on the very same day at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, performing their title song “Molae Molae”, as well as singles from Produce 101 such as “When the Cherry Blossom Fade” and “Pick Me”.
I.B.I flew to Thailand on 22 September 2016 to film their six-episode reality show, Hello I.B.I., which aired 8 October–12 November 2016.