The South Korean girl band IZ*ONE was created by the TV reality show Produce 48 during which contestants competed to be selected for a future girl band project. The contestants were whittled down through audience selection to a final 12 who then went on to become IZ*ONE. Most of the final 12 had some form of entertainment industry background and a number of them had already appeared on other reality shows. With the might of the K-pop music industry behind them the girls embarked on a whirlwind of promotional tours and TV appearances to promote a string of single releases, all of which became instant chart successes. During their first 12 months as full time professional artists they released two EPs, four singles and five videos.