Rocket Girls 101

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    I. Introduction

    Rocket Girls 101 was a Chinese girl group formed by Tencent through the 2018 reality show Produce 101 China on Tencent Video & managed under Wajijiwa Entertainment. The group made their debut on 23 June 2018 & disbanded on June 23, 2020 as the limited contract only lasted exactly 2 years. It consisted of eleven members from different agencies - Meng Meiqi, Wu Xuanyi, Yang Chaoyue, Duan Aojuan, Yamy, Lai Meiyun, Zhang Zining, Sunnee, Li Ziting (Mimi), Fu Jing (Jinna) & Xu Mengjie (Rainbow).

    II. Career

    III. Pre-debut

    On 23 June, Produce 101 revealed the final members for the Rocket Girls 101, the - Meng Meiqi, Wu Xuanyi, Yang Chaoyue, Duan Aojuan, Yamy, Lai Meiyun, Zhang Zining, Sunnee, Li Ziting (Mimi), Fu Jing (Jinna) & Xu Mengjie (Rainbow) with the order also being the individual ranks.

    IIII. Debut & Disbandment

    IIIII. Contract Controversy

    Two days before the group's official single release and press conference on August 9, Yuehua Entertainment & Mavericks Entertainment released a joint announcement stating that they would be withdrawing members Meiqi, Xuanyi, & Zining from the group, also stating that Yuehua decided to withdraw Meiqi & Xuanyi due to the inability to come to an agreement with the company managing Rocket Girls 101 regarding their concurrent promotion with Rocket Girls 101 and Cosmic Girls (WJSN), and that Mavericks withdrew Zining due to health issues. However, on August 17, both Yuehua & Mavericks announced that the members would be returning to the group after coming to an agreement with Tencent, and stated that Rocket Girls 101's promotion would take priority over all members' original groups, unless agreements are reached.

    IIIIII. Albums

    On June 23, 2018, the group debuted with a single Rocket Girls. On August 18, they released their first EP, Collide. On June 23, 2019, they released their first studio album, The Wind. In early 2020, they released a new single named Be Happy to celebrate the Chinese New Year. On May 25, 2020, they released their second and final EP, Meeting·Goodbye.

    IIIIIII. Variety Shows & Other Appearances

    On September 15, the group performed the halftime show at Super Penguin Ultimate Game. The group then was announced to perform at the NBA halftime show later 2019 after their The Wind album.

    Rocket Girls 101 finally disbanded on June 23, 2020 as the 2 year contract was expired.

    III. Members

    Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Center
    October 15, 1998
    Luo Yang, Henan, China
    Minnie/Mickey (Fandom Name)
    #5F4B8B (Lightning Purple) (Fandom Color)
    Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
    January 26, 1995
    Haikou, Hainan, China
    Yi Yuan (Fandom Name)
    #7bafd4 (NC Blue) (Fandom Color)
    Vocalist, Rapper, Visual
    July 31, 1998
    Yancheng, Jiangsu, China
    Villager/Crescent (Fandom Name)
    #CBA7F9 (Youth Purple) (Fandom Color)
    Main Vocalist, Maknae
    December 28, 2001
    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    Oreo (Fandom Name)
    #8CC269 (Green) (Fandom Color)
    Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer
    October 7, 1991
    Qingyuan, Guangdong, China
    Cheese (Fandom Name)
    #F4CA28 (Cheese Yellow) (Fandom Color)
    Lai Meiyun
    Lead Vocalist
    July 7th, 1998
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Xiao Mianbao (Little Breads) (Fandom Name)
    #FF7F00 (Orange) (Fandom Color)
    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    Main Vocalist
    March 9, 1996
    Honey Pot (Fandom Name)
    Yellow#FFC20E (Sunflower) (Fandom Color)
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist
    September 28, 1996
    Sun Star (Fandom Name)
    #ED1932 (Red) #F1513C (Golden) (Fandom Colors)
    Main Vocalist
    January 20, 2000
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Mi Tang (Honey) (Fandom Name)
    #F078FF (Mi Tang Purple) (Fandom Color)
    Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual
    June 29, 1995
    Shaoyang, Hunan, China
    Puff (Fandom Name)
    #EEA6B7 (Pink Purple) (Fandom Color)
    Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
    June 19, 1994
    Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
    Skittles (Fandom Name)
    #FFD400 (Dandelion Yellow) (Fandom Color)

    IV. Discography

    IVI. LP

    The Wind Digital LP June 23, 2019

    IVII. EP

    Collide Digital EP August 18, 2018
    Meeting·Goodbye Digital EP May 25, 2020

    IVIII. Singles

    • Rocket Girls - Non-album single (2018)
    • Collide - Collide (2018)
    • Light - Collide (2018)
    • Sailor Moon - Collide (2018)
    • Born to Win - Collide (2018)
    • Wind - The Wind (2019)
    • Hard Candy - Meeting·Goodbye (2020)

    IVIV. Collaboration

    Faded Remix 2018

    IVV. Promotional Singles

    101 Wishes 2018
    Rocket Boom 2019

    IVVI. Soundtrack Appearances

    • Calorie - Hello Mr. Billionaire OST (2018)
    • Venom is Coming - Venom promo single (2018)
    • Rampage to the Next Stop - Rampage 20 Opening Theme Song (2019)
    • Blessing Arch - Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past OST (2019)
    • Galaxy Disco - Crazy Alien OST (2019)
    • On Fire - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Promotional Single (2020)

    V. Videography

    Year Title Network
    2018 Produce 101 Tencent Video
    2018 Rocket Girls 101 Research Institute Tencent Video
    2018 Super Nova Games Tencent Video
    2019 Rampage 20 Tencent Video
    2020 Super Nova Games 2 Tencent Video
    2020 Rampage 20 season 2 Tencent Video
    2020 We Are Blazing Tencent Video

    VI. Awards & Nominations

    Year Award Category Nominee Result
    2018 Fresh Asia Music 2018 Most Popular Newcomer Rocket Girls 101 Won
    2018 2018 Global Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Group Rocket Girls 101 Won
    2018 Tencent Starlight Awards 2018 Best Group Of The Year Rocket Girls 101 Won
    2018 Tencent Starlight Awards 2018 Most Popular Music Video Of the Year Light Won

    VII. Trivias

    • Yamy is a member of Kuchika Orchestra.
    • Meiyun is a member of SING.
    • Meiqi and Xuanyi are members of WJSN.
    • Zining is a member of MERA.
    • Sunnee is a member of A'N'D.
    • Chaoyue is a member of CH2.
    • Mengjie is a member of LadyBees.

    VIII. Other Social Medias