NEXT (Chinese band)

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 debuted on June 21, 2018, with the song "Wait a Minute" and officially redebuted as NEXT on November 8, 2019, with the song "WYTB".

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

HistoryEdit

Pre-debutEdit

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 project group Nine Percent.[1]

DebutEdit

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 group's first studio album, Next To You, was released on December 7.[4]

2019: Officially Debuted as NEXTEdit

On November 8, 2019, the group officially debuted 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.

2020: My LoveEdit

On September 29, 2020, the group released a new single entitled "My Love". On October 9, an animated music video was released to accompany it.[6]

MembersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Sales
Next To You
Track listing
  1. "Blah Blah" (丛林法则)
  2. "Back to You" (回到你身旁)
  3. "Excuses" (借口)
  4. "Want U" (你) - 朱正廷单曲
  5. "Dumb Show" (哑剧) - 范丞丞单曲
  6. "After Leaving" (离开以后) - 黄明昊单曲
  7. "Goodnight to You" (晚安) - 毕雯珺单曲
  8. "Open your 爱" - 丁泽仁单曲
  9. "Fly to the Moon" (月行记) - 李权哲单曲
  10. "Once More" (邂逅) - 黄新淳单曲
CHN: 212,768[7]

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Sales
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)"
863,463[8]
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" (梦境之旅)
394,585[9]
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)"
432,993[10]
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)" (不懂你在说什么)
  3. "Blooming"
  4. "I Just Need You" (只需要你一个)
63,698[11]

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  6. ^ "NEXT (넥스트) - My Love MV". Youtube. October 9, 2020.
  7. ^ "NEXT TO YOU Cumulative Sales". y.sajou.net. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "The First Cumulative Sales". y.sajou.net. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  9. ^ "The First II Cumulative Sales". y.sajou.net. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "The First III Cumulative Sales". y.sajou.net. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "Next Begins Cumulative Sales". y.sajou.net. Retrieved September 10, 2021.