|Origin||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Ida, Nara, Gillian|
i.n.g was a Taiwanese girl group signed under Avex Taiwan. The group consists of Ida, Nara, and Gillian. The group debuted on May 5, 2006, with their first album called Lucky Star. Because i.n.g released their album on the same day as Jolin Tsai, a pop star who had built her fame over a longer period of time, their shot at success took a major hit. Of all the CDs sold in Taiwan during the week of May 5, only 2.46% were Lucky Star. i.n.g debuted at #8 on the G-music charts, but fell down to #11 the next week after Tsai released yet another album. Lucky Star stayed in the G-music Top 20 for ten weeks, but none of the album's songs were ranked on billboard charts.
Praise and criticism
In 2006, as guests on Jacky Wu's show, "Qi Tian Da Sheng," i.n.g was lauded for their dancing ability as well as for their overall future potential. Wu's praise indirectly spiked sales of Lucky Star, which shot up seven places in the G-music charts during the week of May 26, 2006.
Netizens have criticized i.n.g for imitating S.H.E, a girl group that debuted five years earlier. In response, i.n.g stated that they looked up to S.H.E as models of success, and had no plans to make themselves into S.H.E clones.
- G-music Sales Charts. Week 18, 2006.
- G-Music 風雲榜 (華語榜)
- (Chinese) Jacky Wu gets a good look at i.n.g; girl group displays talents on show. May 26, 2006. Retrieved March 18, 2007.
- . Week 21, 2006.
- (Chinese) The girls of i.n.g are very active; set their sights on becoming like S.H.E. August 22, 2006. Retrieved February 28, 2007.
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