Rocket Girls 101

Rocket Girls 101 (Chinese: 火箭少女101) was a Chinese idol girl group formed by Tencent through the 2018 reality show Produce 101 China on Tencent Video. The project girl group consists of eleven-members that came from different companies: Meng Meiqi, Wu Xuanyi, Yang Chaoyue, Duan Aojuan, Yamy, Lai Meiyun, Zhang Zining, Sunnee, Li Ziting, Fu Jing and Xu Mengjie. They made their debut on 23 June 2018, with the single song "Rocket Girls".[citation needed]

Rocket Girls 101
Rocket Girls 101 in January 2020.
Rocket Girls 101 in January 2020.
Background information
Also known as火箭少女101
OriginChina
Genres
Years active2018–2020
Labels
  • Wajijiwa Entertainment
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Tencent Penguin Pictures
Associated acts
Past members

They disbanded on June 23, 2020, as their time as a girl group was limited to only 2 years.

HistoryEdit

Pre-debut: Produce 101Edit

The members participated as trainees in the show Produce 101 before debuting as members of Rocket Girls 101 on 23 June. The group includes two Cosmic Girls members, Meng Meiqi and Wu Xuanyi, both from Yuehua Entertainment. They placed 1st and 2nd respectively. Yang Chaoyue (Wenlan Culture) and Duan Aojuan (Long Wu Tian Culture) placed 3rd and 4th respectively. Former The Rap of China contestant, Yamy (JC Universe Entertainment), placed 5th overall. Lai Meiyun (Qigu Culture), Zhang Zining (Mavericks Entertainment), Sunnee (K-L Entertainment), Li Ziting (Huaying Yixing), Fu Jing (Banana Entertainment) and Xu Mengjie (Zimei Tao Culture) placed 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, in this order.

2018-2020: Debut, contract controversy, Collide, The Wind, and Meeting · GoodbyeEdit

On June 23, 2018, they released the song "Rocket Girls".[1] They made their first official TV appearance on "Happy China Graduation Music Concert 2018", which aired on Hunan Television the day after their debut. On August 9, two days before the group's official single release and press conference, Yuehua Entertainment and Mavericks Entertainment released a joint announcement stating that they would be withdrawing members Meiqi, Xuanyi, and Zining from the group. The announcement also stated that Yuehua decided to withdraw Meiqi and Xuanyi due to the inability to come to an agreement with the company managing Rocket Girls 101 regarding their concurrent promotion with Rocket Girls 101 and Cosmic Girls, and that Mavericks withdrew Zining due to health issues. [2]

However, on August 17, Yuehua and Mavericks both announced that the members would be returning to the group after coming to an agreement with Tencent, and stated that Rocket Girls 101's promotion would take priority over all members' original groups, unless agreements are reached.[3][4]

On August 18, they released their first EP, Collide (撞).[5] On September 15, the group performed the halftime show at Super Penguin Ultimate Game.[6]

On June 23, 2019, they released their first studio album, The Wind (立风),[7] Shingu Ryohei is the director of the music video.[citation needed] The group then was announced to perform at the NBA halftime show later in the same year.[citation needed]

In early 2020, they released a new single named "Be Happy" (要嗨森) to celebrate the Chinese New Year. [8]

On May 25, 2020, they released their second and final EP, Meeting·Goodbye (遇见•再见).

On June 23, 2020, their contracts expired and the group disbanded.

MembersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Sales
The Wind (立风)
Track listing
  1. 风 (Wind)
  2. 只有你知道 (Only You Know)
  3. 满糖宣言 (Full Sugar Declaration)
  4. O.O
  5. 是吧18 (Right18)
  6. Flying Girl
  7. 下雨了 (It's Raining)
  8. 自己 (Myself)
  9. 那个我 (That's Me)
  10. 行动家 (Activist)
  11. 阿丽塔 (Alita)
  12. 造一架飞机 (Make an Airplane)
  13. 飒小姐 (Extraordinary Girl)
CHN: 737,179[9]

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Sales
Collide (撞)
  • Released: August 18, 2018
  • Label: Wajijiwa Entertainment, Tencent
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. 撞 (Collide)
  2. Light
  3. 月亮警察 (Sailor Moon)
  4. 生而为赢 (Born To Win)
CHN: 2,271,426[10]
Meeting·Goodbye (遇见•再见)
  • Released: May 25, 2020
  • Label: Wajijiwa Entertainment, Tencent
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Track listing
  1. 11次心跳 (11 Times Heartbeat)
  2. 嘘!我跟你讲 (Shh! You Say To Me)
  3. 硬糖 (Our Shining Time)
  4. 5452830
N/A

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
[11]
"Rocket Girls" 2018 Non-album single
"Collide" (撞) 6 Collide (撞)
"Light" 7
"Sailor Moon" (月亮警察)
"Born to Win" (生而为赢)
"Wind" (风) 2019 4 The Wind (立风)
"Hard Candy" 2020 Meeting·Goodbye (遇见•再见)

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
[11]
"101 Wishes" (101个愿望)[a] 2018 Non-album singles
"Rocket Boom" (榮譽星球) 2019 41

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
[11]
"Calorie" (卡路里) 2018 4 Hello Mr. Billionaire OST
"Venom is Coming" (毒液前來)[b] Venom promo single
"Rampage to the Next Stop" (横冲直撞下一站) 2019 Rampage 20 Opening Theme Song
"Blessing Arch" (福气拱拱来)[c] 35 Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past OST
"Galaxy Disco" (银河系Disco) 2019 Crazy Alien OST
"On Fire" 2020 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Promotional Single

FilmographyEdit

Reality ShowsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2018 Produce 101 Tencent Video Contestants
Rocket Girls 101 Research Institute N/A
Super Nova Games (超新星全运会) Contestants
2019 Rampage 20 (横冲直撞20岁) N/A
Super Nova Games 2 Contestants
2020 Rampage 20 season 2 N/A
We Are Blazing Contestants

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2018 Rocket Girls 101 Fresh Asia Music 2018 Most Popular Newcomer Won [12]
2018 Global Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Group Won [13]
Tencent Starlight Awards 2018 Best Group Of The Year Won [14]
"Light" Most Popular Music Video Of the Year Won [14]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Credited as Rocket Girls 101 but only features Yang Chaoyue, Lai Meiyun, and Fu Jing
  2. ^ Credited as Rocket Girls 101 but only features Meng Meiqi, Yang Chaoyue, Duan Aojuan, Yamy, and Sunnee
  3. ^ Credited as Rocket Girls 101 but only features Meng Meiqi, Wu Xuanyi, Duan Aojuan, and Lai Meiyun

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ 박수윤 (2018-08-17). "우주소녀 미기·선의, 중국판 '프듀' 그룹 탈퇴 않기로". 연합뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  4. ^ "快訊/吳宣儀、孟美岐、紫寧回歸火箭少女! 退團9天後道歉:初心未變". ETtoday星光雲 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  5. ^ "火箭少女101首张音乐专辑发布 两年计划曝光". August 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Stars come out to shine in Shanghai". September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "火箭少女101一周年团专第一主打《风》火热登陆酷狗". June 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "酷我音乐首发上线火箭少女101贺岁歌 《要嗨森》陪全国人民开心过春节". January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Total Chinese Music sales - The Wind". Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Total Chinese Music sales - Collide".
  11. ^ a b c "Billboard China Top 100". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "亚洲新歌榜2018年度盛典_新浪网 - 新浪娱乐". Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "微博正文 - 微博HTML5版". m.weibo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "新生代女团向阳而生 火箭少女101成年度数据赢家". rednet.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved December 20, 2018.

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