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THE9 (无限少女; also known as Infinite Girls) was a nine-member Chinese project girl group under Idol Youth Entertainment. Formed through IQiYi's survival reality show Youth With You 2, they debuted on August 10, 2020 with their first digital single "SphinX".

They were active for a year and a half before officially disbanding on December 5, 2021.

History[]

Pre-debut: Youth With You 2[]

THE9 debut profile photo

Profile photo

On March 12, 2020, the first episode of IQiYi's third installment of the Idol Producer franchise, Youth With You 2 premeired. The live finale broadcast on May 30 revealed the top nine winners who would become the girl group THE9. The members consist of LadyBees members Liu Yuxin and Kong Xueer, SNH48 and 7SENSES member Xu Jiaqi, former Legal High member Xie Keyin, Hickey member An Qi, FANXYRED member Lu Keran, and actresses Yu Shuxin, Yu Yan, and Zhao Xiaotang.

2020: "SphinX", MatriX[]

On August 10, the group made their official debut with the digital single "SphinX". The single sold more than 400,000 digital copies the first hour it released on the QQ Music platform.[1]

On December 25, they released their first studio album MatriX, with "Dumb Dumb Bomb" as the title track and nine solo tracks.

2021: X-CITY, "RefleXtion", "The Nine", disbandment[]

THE9 The Mobius Path group promotional photo

Promotional photo for The Mobius Path

On March 26 to 27, THE9 held their first online concert titled X-CITY. The concert utilized innovative XR technology and had thousands of live viewers.[2]

On May 22, they released their second digital single "RefleXtion" as a celebration of the group's first anniversary.

On October 13, it was announced that THE9 would be disbanding with the graduation concert The Mobius Path to be held in Guangzhou on November 13 to 14 and Suzhou November 27 to 28.[3] However, due to rising COVID-19 conditions in China, the concert was post-poned.[4][5]

On December 5, they released their third and final digital single "The Nine". The group officially disbanded the same day.[6]

2022: The Mobius Path cancelled[]

On July 26, it was announced that THE9's graduation concert The Mobius Path concert will be held in Harbin on August 19 to 20.[7] However, the concert was ultimately cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

2023: It Can Be Reached As Far As Possible[]

On September 28, it was announced THE9 will hold an official reunion and graduation concert titled It Can Be Reached As Far As Possible from October 27 to 28 in Nanjing.[8]

Members[]

Rank Name Position(s) Agency Year(s) active
1 Liu Yuxin (刘雨昕) Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Center Asian Music Group 2020-2021
2 Esther (虞书欣) Sub Vocalist Huace Pictures 2020-2021
3 Kiki (许佳琪) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper STAR48 2020-2021
4 Yu Yan (喻言) Main Vocalist, Maknae Joinhall Media 2020-2021
5 Shaking (谢可寅) Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist JNERA Culture Media 2020-2021
6 An Qi (安崎) Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper Star Master Entertainment 2020-2021
7 Zhao Xiaotang (赵小棠) Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist Mountain Top Entertainment 2020-2021
8 Kong Xueer (孔雪儿) Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist Mountain Top Entertainment 2020-2021
9 Lu Keran (陆柯燃) Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist TOV Entertainment 2020-2021

Discography[]

Studio albums[]

Digital singles[]

Filmography[]

Variety shows[]

  • Let's Party! 2020 (IQiYi, 2020)

Survival shows[]

Concerts[]

  • "X-CITY" THE9 First Online Concert (2021)
  • "The Mobius Path" THE9 Graduation Concert Tour (cancelled)
  • "It Can Be Reached As Far As Possible" THE9 Reunion Concert (2023)

Awards and nominations[]

Year Event Category Result
2020 Cosmo Glam Night 2020 Fashion Festival Artist of the Year Won
Madame Figaro Beauty Star Beauty Star Won
2021 IQiYi Scream Night Popular Female Artist Won
2020 Ifeng Fashion Choice Most Fashionable Group of The Year Won
Sina Fashion Style Awards Idol Group of the Year Won
Rayli Fashion Gala Favorite Group of the Year Won
Asian Pop Music Awards Popular Female Artist Won
Sina Film and Television Festival Musical Work of The Year ("SphinX") Nominated
Variety Show of The Year (Let's Party! 2020) Won
2021
2020 Baidu Entertainment Awards Group of the Year Won
2020 Weibo Night Hottest Group of the Year Won
Weibo Starlight Awards 2020 Most Popular International Group Won
28th Annual ERC Chinese Top Ten Most Popular Group Won
Asian Pop Music Awards Best Group Nominated
People's Choice Award Won

Gallery[]

Promotional[]

Miscellaneous[]

References[]

Official links[]

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