Hello TasteMakers,

Perseverance, such a beautiful word but so hard to maintain in our life.

Our Artist of the week is one who has perseverance as his watchword for his entire life, and it is none other the talented and passionate Samuel.

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At only 16, samuel has had a long and sometimes tiring musical journey.

He was first trainee in Pledis Entertainment and was meant to debut with Seventeen, before leaving Pledis in 2013.

In 2015, Samuel debuted as a part of hip-hop duo named 1Punch (with rapper One), taking 'PUNCH' as his stage name. They debuted on January 23 with the release of "Turn Me Back". Eight months later, One was scouted by YG Entertainment, leading to the disbandment of the duo.

2 years later, he joined  the second season of the popular survival show Produce 101 under his own name, and to the surprise of many he got dropped from the final line up.

2 months after the end of Produce 101, he made his solo debut with “Sixteen” featuring rapper Changmo.

Up to this date, Samuel has 3 albums under his name and continues to grow and innovate on the K-pop scene.

Get to see the young phenomenon in person by making him in your city!