NEX7

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NEX7
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Background information
Also known as乐华七子NEXT
OriginChina
Genres C-pop
Years active2018–present
Labels Yuehua Entertainment
Members

NEX7 is a seven-member Chinese boy-group under Yuehua Entertainment. They officially debuted on June 21, 2018 with the song "Wait a Minute". [1]

A boy band is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women. Being vocal groups, most boy band members do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on stage, making the term something of a misnomer. However, exceptions do exist. Many boy bands dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances.

Yuehua Entertainment is a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing. The company was founded in June 2009. Yuehua is involved in television production and distribution, movie production, artist management and training, music and music video production, public relations, and entertainment marketing. Yuehua Entertainment has partnerships with the South Korean companies Pledis Entertainment, Starship Entertainment and SM Entertainment Yuehua Entertainment received series-B financing from Gravity Media and CMC Capital in August 2014. CMC Capital invested $49 million USD into the group and became its strategic shareholder at the completion of financing. In 2014 Yuehua Entertainment established a Korean branch located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Yuehua announced plans for further expansion of their Korean branch operations beginning in February 2016.

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History

Pre-debut

Fan Chengcheng was known to be the younger brother of renowned actress Fan Bingbing before becoming a trainee. All the members of the group were once part of YHNEXT, a project group of trainees of Yuehua Entertainment that hadn't debuted yet. Info on Yuehua's new boy-group leaked online [2] and soon enough the line-up was confirmed with seven members. [3] Prior to debuting, members Zhu Zhengting and Justin took part in Korea's Produce 101, placing 51st and 43rd respectively and gaining international attention. As Yuehua Entertainment trainees, all members competed in China's Idol Producer where Fan Chengcheng, Justin and Zhu Zhengting placed 3rd, 4th and 6th respectively, making it into the final debuting group. [4] The 3 members are now members of Nine Percent [5] and they will promote as NEX7 as well as Nine Percent until the latter disbands on October 6, 2019. [6]

Fan Bingbing Chinese actress

Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, model, television producer, and pop singer.

Zhu Zhengting Chinese actor

Zhu Zhengting, is a Chinese singer, dancer, model and actor. He is a member of Nine Percent and the leader of NEX7.

<i>Idol Producer</i> Chinese show

Idol Producer is the first season of the Chinese reality television show, Idol Producer, premiered on January 19, 2018, on iQiyi. The show is presented by Lay Zhang, with Li Ronghao, Jackson Wang, MC Jin, Cheng Xiao, and Zhou Jieqiong serving as the coaches. On April 6, 2018, the last nine contestants debuted as Nine Percent.

Debut

The group debuted on June 21, 2018 with the lead single "Wait a Minute". [7] Group photos and trailers of the MV were showcased on Yuehua Entertainment's official Weibo on the days leading up to their debut. [8]

Weibo (微博) is the Chinese word for "microblog". It refers to mini-blogging services in China, including social chat sites and platform sharing.

Members

Discography

Albums

TitleDetailsPeakSales
CHN

[upper-alpha 1]

THE FIRST I [9]
Track listing
  1. Wait A Minute (等一下)
  2. For You (为你)
*820,000+ [10]
THE FIRST II [11]
Track listing
  1. Let Me be Your Fire (点火)
  2. Heart Full of You (心溢)
  3. Dream World Tour (梦境之旅)
360,000+ [12]
THE FIRST III [13]
Track listing
  1. Attention (自由主义)
  2. On & On (不停)
400,000+ [14]
NEXT TO YOU [15]
Track listing
  1. Goodnight To You (Bi Wenjun solo)
  2. Fly To The Moon (Li Quanzhe solo)
  3. Once More (Huang Xinchun solo)
  4. Open Your 爱 (Ding Zeren solo)
  5. After Leaving (Huang Minghao solo)
  6. Dumb Show (Fan Chengcheng solo)
  7. Want U (Zhu Zhengting solo)
  8. Back To You
  9. Blah-Blah
  10. Excuses
184,429+ [16]

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
CHN

[upper-alpha 1]

Sales
Wait A Minute2018*THE FIRST I
Excuses165,000+ [16] NEXT TO YOU
Back To You126,000+ [16]
Blah-Blah125,000+ [16]

Notes

  1. 1 2 The Billboard China Top 100 was launched in January 2019 by Billboard China.

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