Weki Meki

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Weki Meki
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Weki Meki at the 2018 Incheon Airport Sky Festival
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsFantagio Music
Associated acts
Websitewww.fantagio.kr/artists/wekimeki/
Members

Weki Meki (Hangul위키미키) is a South Korean girl group formed by Fantagio in 2017. The group consists of eight members: Ji Suyeon, Elly, Choi Yoo-jung, Kim Do-yeon, Sei, Lua, Rina, and Lucy.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

The members started out as trainees under Fantagio i-Teen, a rookie talent development program under Fantagio Entertainment, and were known as i-Teen Girls.

In 2015, i-Teen girls Do-yeon, Yoo-jung, Lua, Lucy and Elly (as well as former trainees Chu Ye-jin and Lee Soo-min) had numerous cameos in label mates Astro's predebut online web drama To Be Continued.

Elly (as Jung Hae-rim), Yoo-jung, Do-yeon, and Sei (as Lee Seo-jeong, then under LOUDers Entertainment) competed in the Mnet survival television program Produce 101, which aired from January 22 to April 1, 2016. Yoo-jung and Do-yeon were ranked in the final Top 11 contestants and debuted in the girl group project I.O.I.[1]

In March 2017, Weki Meki (then i-Teen Girls) opened a Naver V Live Channel where 8 trainees introduced themselves to be a part of the next fantagio girl group. These trainees were Elly, Yoo-jung, Do-yeon, Sei, Lua, Rina, Lucy and former trainee Yejin. On the 4th of June's V Live Yoo-jung confirmed her place in the final line up of Weki Meki as well as Sei, Lua & Elly. On the 5th of June's V Live Do-yeon confirmed her place in the final line up of Weki Meki as well as Lucy, Rina & unseen trainee Ji Suyeon.[2]

On July 6, Fantagio revealed that their new girl group would be called Weki Meki.[3]

2017–present: Debut with Weme, Lucky, and Kiss, Kicks[edit]

Weki Meki in December 2017

Weki Meki released their debut extended play, Weme on August 8, 2017. The EP contains six tracks with the lead single titled "I Don't Like Your Girlfriend". The album also features lyrics written by Yoo-jung.[4][5] A month later, a limited "B Version" of their debut EP was physically released. In November, according to Gaon Music Chart, the EP sold over 47,000 physical copies since its release and marking the highest selling album by a girl group that debuted in 2017.[6]

On February 21, 2018 Weki Meki released their second extended play titled Lucky.[7] The album features a total of six songs including lead single "La La La" and "Butterfly", the latter being a remake of an original soundtrack from the 2009 sports film Take Off which the group released in support of the 2018 Winter Olympics.[8]

Weki Meki released their first single album Kiss, Kicks on October 11, 2018.[9] The album features a total of three tracks including lead single "Crush" with rap portions on the album written by member Yoo-jung.[10]

Members[edit]

Adapted from their Naver profile.[11]

  • Ji Su-yeon (지수연) — leader, main vocalist[12]
  • Elly (엘리)
  • Choi Yoo-jung (최유정)
  • Kim Do-yeon (김도연)
  • Sei (세이)
  • Lua (루아)
  • Rina (리나)
  • Lucy (루시)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[13]
JPN
[14]
TW
[15]
Weme 7 10
Lucky
  • Released: February 21, 2018
  • Label: Fantagio Music, Interpark
  • Formats: CD, digital download, SMC
2 36 7
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Single albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[13]
TW
[15]
Kiss, Kicks
  • Release date: October 11, 2018
  • Label: Fantagio Music, Interpark
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 12

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[21]
"I Don't Like Your Girlfriend" 2017 95 Weme
"La La La" 2018 [a] Lucky
"Crush" [b] Kiss, Kicks
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Original soundtrack[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Love Diamond"[c] 2018 TBA N/A Gangnam Beauty OST Part 1
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Butterfly" 2018 N/A Lucky
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2017 "I Don't Like Your Girlfriend" Seo Hyun-seung (GIGANT) N/A
2018 "Butterfly" Unknown [8]
"La La La" Seo Hyun-seung (GIGANT) N/A
"Crush" Hong Won Ki (Zanybros) [25]

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Channel Episodes
2018 Weki Meki, What's Up? Mohae 60[26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Brand Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 Weki Meki Most Anticipated Female Artist - 2018 Nominated

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Weme New Artist of the Year (Album) Nominated

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Weki Meki New Artist of the Year Nominated
Global Popularity Award Nominated
Weme Disc Bonsang Nominated

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 Weki Meki Best New Artist Nominated

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 Weki Meki Best New Female Artist Nominated
Qoo10 Artist of the Year Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Weki Meki New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "La La La" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 100, but peaked at no. 97 on the Gaon Download chart.[23]
  2. ^ "Crush" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 100, but peaked at no. 14 on the Gaon Social chart.[24]
  3. ^ Credited as a song by Weki Meki, sung by Ji Su-yeon and Elly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "아이오아이 (I.O.I) 1st Mini Album 'Chrysalis'". Melon (in Korean). LOEN Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  2. ^ "Yoo-jung and Do-yeon Announce Final Lineup for Forthcoming i-Teen Girls Group". 2017-06-05.
  3. ^ "Fantagio Announces Official Name of New Girl Group, WeKiMeKi". 2017-07-06.
  4. ^ "김도연X최유정 걸그룹 위키미키, 8월 8일 데뷔 확정(공식)" [Kim Do-yeon and Choi Yoo-jung girl group Weki Meki debut confirmed for August 8 (official)]. Naver (in Korean). 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  5. ^ "[단독] 최유정, IOI 이어 위키미키 데뷔 앨범 작사 참여". Naver (in Korean). 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  6. ^ "위키미키, 2017 데뷔 신인 걸그룹 중 앨범 판매량 1위". XportNews (in Korean). 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  7. ^ "Watch: Weki Meki Goes "La La La" In MV For First Comeback Since Debut | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  8. ^ a b "Watch: Weki Meki Shows Support For 2018 PyeongChang Olympics With MV For "Butterfly" | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  9. ^ OSEN (2018-09-22). "[Official] Weki Meki will return on October 11 with 'Kiss, Kicks'... Lovely + Teen Crush Concept" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  10. ^ "Weki Meki Get Dangerous in Music Video for 'Crush': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  11. ^ "Weki Meki profile on Naver". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "[단독] 위키미키 리더, 김도연·최유정 아닌 메보 지수연" [[Exclusive] The leader of Weki Meki is not Kim Do-yeon or Choi Yu-jeong, but the main vocal Ji Su-yeon]. Naver News (in Korean). Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  13. ^ a b Gaon Weekly Album Chart peak positions:
  14. ^ Oricon Album Chart:
  15. ^ a b "FIVE-MUSIC Korea-Japan Album Chart" (in Chinese). FIVE-MUSIC.
    To access, select the indicated week and year in the bottom-left corner
  16. ^ "2017년 Album Chart" [2017 Yearly Album Chart (see #70)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  17. ^ オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」 -CD・ブルーレイ・DVD・書籍・コミック-. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 4, 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  18. ^ Sales references:
    • "2018년 02월 Album Chart" [2018 February Monthly Album Chart (Kino)]. Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
    • "2018년 Album Chart" [2018 Mid-Year Album Chart]. Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  19. ^ "週間 CDアルバムランキング (2018年05月21日付)". Oricon. May 16, 2018. Archived from the original on May 16, 2018.
  20. ^ Sales references:
    • "2018년 10월 Album Chart" [2018 October Monthly Album Chart]. Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  21. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart peak positions:
  22. ^ "2017년 32주차 Download Chart" [Week 32 of 2017 Download Chart (see #70)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  23. ^ "2018년 08주차 Download Chart" [Week 8 of 2018 Download Chart (see #97)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  24. ^ "2018년 42주차 Social Chart" [Week 42 of 2018 Social Chart (see #14)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  25. ^ "Weki Meki 위키미키 : Crush". Zanybros. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  26. ^ Kim, D. (2018-01-12). "Watch: Weki Meki Drops Preview For First Ever Reality Show". Soompi. Viki, Inc. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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