Nine Percent

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Nine Percent
Also known as百分九少年
GenresC-Pop and Mandopop
Years active2018–present
LabelsiQiyi, Sony Entertainment China
Associated actsNEX7

Nine Percent is a nine-member Chinese boy group formed by the survival show Idol Producer by iQiyi in April 2018. The group will promote for 18 months.

The group released their debut album 'To the NINES' on November 20, 2018, bringing a revenue of over 10 million yuan.


Nine Percent was formed from the survival show Idol Producer, which ran from January 19 to April 6, 2018.

The group consists of Cai Xukun (August), who is both the team's center and leader, Chen Linong, Fan Chengcheng (Adam), Justin (Huang MingHao), Lin Yanjun (Evan), Zhu Zhengting (Theo), Wang Ziyi, Xiao Gui (Wang LinKai), and You Zhangjing.


After their debut, they were then sent to Los Angeles for further training for half a month. Rodney Jerkins and Christopher Scott were two of their mentors, and they debuted with the 8 original songs during the second half of the competition.[1] From May 5 to 6, 2018, they had their first official performance at Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai).[citation needed]

On May 25, their official Weibo account announced that the members decided to name their fans 'NINES' and chose to be represented by the colours (「PANTONE325C 」and「PANTONE7456C」).[2]

The group released the first episode of their reality show on IQiyi's personal website, the show showcases another side of the boys as they face their lives in the spotlight of China's idol scene with the first episode being filmed in LA.

To the Nines[edit]

Concept photos dropped on the group's Weibo account on November 9 along with teasers. The music video was released on the November 13 with the album releasing to the public on November 20, the album itself has reached 300,000+ pre-sales as of November 13, altogether earning 18.4 million yuan.




Title Album details Sales Certifications
To the Nines
Track listing
  1. 创新者 (Rule Breaker)
  2. I need a Doctor
  3. Good Things
  4. 了不起的9% (Extraordinary Nine Percent)
  5. Ei喔Ei喔 (EI O EI O)
  6. 一起跳舞吧 (Let's Dance Together)
  7. 离不开 (Inseparable)
CHN: 1,060,000+ [4]
  • QQ Music: Gold Diamond
  • Kuwo: Triple Silver
  • Kugou: Platinum


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
创新者(Rule Breaker) 2018 2 21 CHN: 400,000+[7] To The Nines
离不开 (Inseparable) 6 28 CHN: 120,000+[8]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album
I need a Doctor 2018 3 4 CHN: 250,000+[11] To The Nines
Good Things 12 N/A
Ei喔Ei喔 (EI O EI O) 15
一起跳舞吧 (Let's Dance Together) 24
了不起的9% (Extraordinary Nine Percent) 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2018 Idol Producer iQiyi Contestants
Nine Percent: Flower Road Journey The group's first reality/variety show
Nine Percent[12] The group's second reality/variety show

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2018 Nine Percent iQiyi Scream Night 2019 Group of the Year Won [13][14]
Scream Boy Group Won
Idol Producer Best Variety Show Won
Nine Percent 12th Migu Music Awards Most Popular Male Artist of The Year Won [15]
Most Popular Group of The Year Won
To The NINES Best Digital Album Won
2019 Nine Percent Weibo Night Weibo's Best Group of the Year Won [16]

Concerts and tours[edit]

Headlining concerts[edit]

  • THX with Love (2018)
  • 專輯分享會 (2018)


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  2. ^ "微博正文 - 微博HTML5版". Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  3. ^ "Read desc about entertainment".
  4. ^ "1st album".
  5. ^ Charted songs on Billboard V Chart:
  6. ^ Charted songs on QQ Music:
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  8. ^ "MV巅峰榜 - QQ音乐-千万正版音乐海量无损曲库新歌热歌天天畅听的高品质音乐平台!". Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  9. ^ Other charted songs on Billboard V Chart:
  10. ^ Other charted songs on QQ Music:
  11. ^ "MV巅峰榜 - QQ音乐-千万正版音乐海量无损曲库新歌热歌天天畅听的高品质音乐平台!". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-11-25.
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  13. ^ "iQIYI Scream Night 2019 - AWARD WINNERS | CPOP 音乐 Amino". CPOP 音乐 | Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  14. ^ "Sina Visitor System". Retrieved 2018-12-04.
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