NEXT (Chinese band)

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NEXT
Also known as乐华NEXT
OriginChina
GenresC-pop
Years active2018–present
LabelsYuehua Entertainment
Members

NEXT formerly known as NEX7 (Chinese: 乐华七子NEXT; pinyin: Yuè Huá Qī Zi NEXT) is a seven-member Chinese boy-group under Yuehua Entertainment. They officially debuted on June 21, 2018, with the song "Wait a Minute" and redebuted on November 8, 2019, with the song "WYTB".

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

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 group Nine Percent.[1]

Debut[edit]

The group debuted on June 21, 2018, with the EP, The First, and its lead single "Wait a Minute".[2] Their second EP, The First II, was released on July 18 followed by their third EP, The First III, on August 17.[3] The groups first studio album, Next To You, was released on December 7.[4]

2019: Redebut as NEXT[edit]

On November 8, 2019, the group redebuted as NEXT (乐华NEXT) while also releasing their fourth EP, Next Begins.[5] Fan Chengcheng was missing in this comeback due to schedule conflicts but is still in the group.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Next To You
Track listing
  1. "Blah Blah"
  2. "Excuses"
  3. "Goodnight to You"
  4. "Fly to the Moon"
  5. "Once More"
  6. "Open Your 爱"
  7. "After Leaving"
  8. "Dumb Show"
  9. "Want U"
  10. "Back to You"

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
The First
  • Released: June 21, 2018
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label: Yuehua Entertainment
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. "Wait A Minute (等一下)"
  2. "For You (为你)"
The First II
  • Released: July 18, 2018
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label: Yuehua Entertainment
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. "Let Me be Your Fire (点火)"
  2. "Heart Full of You (心溢)"
  3. "Dream World Tour"
The First III
  • Released: August 17, 2018
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label: Yuehua Entertainment
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. "Attention (自由主义)"
  2. "On & On (不停)"
Next Begins
  • Released: November 8, 2019
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label: Yuehua Entertainment
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. "New Order"
  2. "WYTB (What You Talking About)"
  3. "Blooming"
  4. "I Just Need You"

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year OST
"Stay by your Side" (陪在你身旁) 2018 Happy Camp OST
"Together" (在一起) Legend of the Ancient Sword OST
"少年可期" 2019 Master In The House OST
"Mission No. 1" (头号任务) Top Task OST

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NINE PERCENT首张专辑正售开启 再公开四首新歌". people.cn. November 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "乐华七子NEXT首张音乐专辑发布 分享会日期曝光". people.cn. June 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "乐华七子NEXT《THE FIRST》Ⅲ七夕甜蜜上线". people.cn. August 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "乐华七子NEXT《Back To You》高质感MV惊喜发布". Rednet.cn.
  5. ^ "乐华七子出道专辑《NEXT BEGINS》发布 新歌守望初心". Sina. November 8, 2019.