Nexz

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Nexz
ネクスジ
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2024 (2024)–present
Labels
Members
  • Tomoya
  • Yu
  • Haru
  • So Geon
  • Seita
  • Hyui
  • Yuki
Website
Japanese name
Katakana ネクスジ
Transcriptions
Revised Hepburn Nekusuji
Kunrei-shiki Nekusuzi
Korean name
Hangul 넥스지

Nexz (Japanese: ネクスジ, Hepburn: Nekusuji, Korean : 넥스지; RR : Nekseuji) is a Japanese boy group formed through the reality-survival program Nizi Project Season 2 and managed by JYP Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The group consists of seven members: Yu, Tomoya, Haru, So Geon, Seita, Hyui, and Yuki. [1] The group debuted on May 20, 2024, with the single album Ride the Vibe along with the lead single of the same name.

Contents

Name

The group's name is a combination of the words "next generation" and "generation Z", carrying the message that the group aims to "open up the future of a new generation." [2] [3] [1] The group's fandom name is "Nex2Y" (pronounced /ˈnɛks.ti/ ). [4]

History

Formation

In 2021, JYP Entertainment (JYPE) officially announced the second season of reality survival show Nizi Project with the goal of launching a male idol debut project. [5] The reality show project launched and finalized with 7 members in 2023. [6] Along with the launch of Nexz's official website, JYPE announced the release of the group's pre-debut single titled "Miracle" in Japanese and Korean on December 18, 2023. [7] The performance video of "Miracle" exceeded 10 million views only 6 days after its release. [8] "Miracle" was ranked number 10 on the Oricon Daily Digital Single Ranking as of December 18, the day of release, as well as iTunes, It topped several local music sites, including Line Music, AWA, mu-mo, and Rakuten Music. [9]

2024-present: Debut

In April 2024, ahead of their official debut, Club Nexz, the group’s first solo reality show documenting their debut preparations, began airing on Mnet. [10] [11] Nexz made their official Korean debut on May 20 with the single album Ride the Vibe and its eponymous title track. [12] On the same day, the group held their debut showcase at Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul and performed the title track and its B-Side, "Starlight". [13] On June 14, 2024, Nexz announced that they will be making their debut in Japan with the release of the extended play Ride Your Vibe (Japanese Ver.) / Keep on Moving on August 21. [4]

Endorsements

In April 2024, Nexz partnered with Aquarius, and starred in their first television commercial featuring their new original Japanese song, "Keep on Moving", written and produced by J.Y. Park. [11] [14]

Members

Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays with selected details, chart positions and sales
TitleDetails
Ride the Vibe (Japanese Ver.) / Keep on Moving
Track listing
  1. "Ride the Vibe" (Japanese version)
  2. "Keep on Moving"
  3. "Miracle"

Single albums

List of single albums with selected details, chart positions and sales
TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsSales
KOR
[22]
Ride the Vibe
  • Released: May 20, 2024
  • Label: JYP
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. "Ride the Vibe"
  2. "Starlight"
4

Singles

Japanese singles

List of Japanese singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
JPN
Dig.

[24]
JPN
Hot

[25]
"Miracle"20231128
  • JPN: 3,408 (dig.) [26]
Ride the Vibe (Japanese Ver.) / Keep on Moving
"Ride the Vibe" (Japanese version)2024TBA
"Keep on Moving"

Korean singles

List of Korean singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
JPN
Dig.

[24]
JPN
DL

[27]
KOR
DL

[28]
"Miracle" (Korean version)2023Non-album single
"Ride the Vibe"2024483787
  • JPN: 1,308 (dig.) [29]
Ride the Vibe
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted song

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
KOR
DL

[28]
"Starlight"2024100Ride the Vibe

Videography

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
TitleYearDirector(s)Ref.
"Ride the Vibe"2024Nany Kim (liminal) [30]
"Starlight"2024Novvkim [31]

Other videos

List of other videos, showing year released and directors
TitleYearDirector(s)Ref.
Performance video
"Miracle"2023Yong soo Kwon (studioSaccharin) [32]
"Ride the Vibe" (performance video)2024Nany Kim (liminal) [30]
"Ride the Vibe (Japanese ver.)"2024Unknown-
Trailer
"Ride the Vibe" (trailer)2024Yunah Sheep (liminal) [33]
B-Side
"Ride the Vibe" (edited by TOMOYA)2024Unknown-

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