Full name: Kim Samuel, Samuel Arredondo Kim
Date of birth: January 17, 2002
Physique: 176 cm, 55 kg
Other associated groups: 1Punch
Experience: Produce 101 Season 2 (Ranked 18th overall)
Debut: 2015 through "1Punch"


Before his official debut, Samuel was featured on a live broadcast series "Seventeen TV" as a Pledis Entertainment trainee. However, he left Pledis in 2013.

Samuel joined Brave Entertainment and debuted as part of a hip hop duo called 1PUNCH in 2015. His partner was named One, and Samuel was also known as Punch. Later that year, One signed with YG Entertainment which lead to 1PUNCH's disbandment.

Samuel collaborated with an artist named Silento on the song "Spotlight" in 2016. The song won the 26th Seoul Music Award for Global Collaboration. Samuel even ended up joining Silento on his US tour.

In 2017, Samuel got the biggest break of his career. He was one of the 101 contestants on "Produce 101 Season 2". Though he didn't make it into the top 11 to debut as Wanna One, Samuel ranked 18th overall. He debuted as a solo artist on August 2nd, 2017 with his mini album "Sixteen".


-Sixteen (album, August 2, 2017): Jewel Box, Sixteen (feat. Changmo), I Got It (feat. Maboos), With U (feat. Chungha), 123 (feat. Maboos), I'm Ready