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Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

“I-LAND” is known to be the survival show that created the first boy band BELIFT LAB, ENHYPEN. During the show, several interns were eliminated, one of them being Jeong Echan (formerly Jaebeom). Do you want to know where he is now? Read the article below to find out what we learn about his current whereabouts.

About former “I-LAND” contestant Echan (formerly Jaebeom)

Jeong Echan, or simply Echan, was the first introduced audience on June 3, 2020 as a participant in the survival program “I-LAND”, created by CJ ENM and Big Hit Music. He was an intern for six months before participating in the program. He was then one of the 19-year-old players.

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Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

Prior to “I-LAND”, Echan wrote, produced and released several songs on SoundCloud under the name “Rebum”.

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Jeong Echan’s Journey to Mnet’s “I-LAND”

In the first episode of “I-LAND”, Echan performed MONSTA X’s “Shoot Out” with Jimin and Sungchul. Unfortunately, he was sent to “earth” with Jimin while Sungchul was transferred.

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Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

In Episode 2, I-LANDERS and Grounders performed the theme song for “Into the I-LAND” and in Episode 3, each team remixed BTS “Fire”. Since half of the participants had to be sent to “Ground” in Episode 3, the producers chose six interns to be sent to “I-LAND” based on individual videos. Echan was one of those six apprentices.

I-LAND Echan

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Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

However, in episode 6, he returned to “earth” after 10 people voted for him. He was then finally eliminated from the show in Episode 7 and was unable to take part in Part 2.

Where is ex-I-LAND player Echan (formerly Jaebeom) now? Find out here!

After being eliminated from “I-LAND”, Echan concentrated on writing and composing songs and became part of a music writing and production group called YOUTH. In fact, he co-wrote and co-wrote GHOST9’s “Runaway” released in June 2021.

It was uncertain whether he remained an intern at BELIFT LAB after the end of the program.

I-LAND Echan

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Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

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On January 22, 2021, he legally changed his name from Jaebeom to Echan. Two months later he did: Q&A session with fans through your personal Instagram account. One fan asked if he still had plans to chase his dream as an idol and another fan asked if he was still an apprentice. Both fans replied “No”.

In late 2021, he wrote and / or composed more songs for K-pop artists. He composed “Love Glass” by Park Jihoon (from “Hot & Cold”) and “Dreaming” by GHOST9 (from “Now: Who We Are Facing”).

I-LAND Echan

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Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

Although former “I-LAND” contestant Echan said he would not pursue his dream as an idol, in the end he did.

On June 20 this year, HYPLE Entertainment (formerly High Fly Music) announced that the company had signed an exclusive contract with Jeong Echan. This agency was founded by Kebee, the former CEO of the Soul Company and half of the men’s duo Eluphant (managed by AB6IX, Brand New Music).

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I-LAND Echan

(Photo: Instagram: @ j.echan)
Where is former “I-LAND” player Echan now? Here’s what we know

Currently, HYPLE Entertainment is managing two other solo artists in addition to former “I-LAND” contestant Echan, namely EB and Sung Dam.

On June 21, Echan revealed that on June 23, he will release his debut digital single “Eternal Summer”.

Today he is still part of the YOUTH production team under PAPERMAKER. Follow his personal Instagram account here for more information on his activities.

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With a script by Maria Scott

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