Weki Meki

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Weki Meki
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Weki Meki in September 2017
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsFantagio Music
Associated acts
Websitewww.fantagio.kr/musicians/위키미키/
Members

Weki Meki (Korean위키미키) is a South Korean girl group formed by Fantagio in 2017. The group consists of eight members: Ji Soo-yeon, Elly, Choi Yoo-jung, Kim Do-yeon, Sei, Lua, Rina, and Lucy.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

On July 6, Fantagio revealed that their new girl group would be called Weki Meki.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7]

On February 21, 2018 Weki Meki released their second extended play titled Lucky.[8] 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.[9]

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

The group released their second single album Lock End LOL on May 14, 2019, including the lead single "Picky Picky".[12]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays with selected details, chart positions, and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[22]
JPN
[23]
Weme 7
Lucky
  • Released: February 21, 2018
  • Label: Fantagio Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download, SMC
2 36
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Single albums[edit]

List of single albums with selected details, chart positions, and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[22]
JPN
[23]
Kiss, Kicks
  • Released: October 11, 2018
  • Label: Fantagio Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5
Lock End LOL
  • Released: May 14, 2019
  • Label: Fantagio Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 91

Reissues[edit]

List of reissues with selected details, chart positions, and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[22]
Week End LOL
  • Released (digital): August 8, 2019
  • Released (physical): August 14, 2019
  • Label: Fantagio Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
TBA

Singles[edit]

List of singles with year released, chart positions, sales, and album name
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[30]
US World
[31]
"I Don't Like Your Girlfriend" 2017 95 Weme
"La La La" 2018 [a] N/A Lucky
"Crush" 14 Kiss, Kicks
"Picky Picky" 2019 [b] Lock End LOL
"Tiki Taka (99%)" [c] Week End LOL
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Butterfly" 2018 Lucky

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Love Diamond"[d] 2018 Gangnam Beauty OST Part 1
"A Rose Smile"[e] My Only One OST Part 7

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2017 "I Don't Like Your Girlfriend" Seo Hyun-seung (GIGANT)
2018 "Butterfly" Unknown [9]
"La La La" Seo Hyun-seung (GIGANT)
"Crush" Hong Won Ki (Zanybros) [36]
2019 "Picky Picky" Jimmy (VIA) [37]
"Tika Taka (99%)" Unknown

Filmography[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Channel Episodes
2018 Weki Meki, What's Up? Mohae 60[38]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Brand Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Weki Meki Most Anticipated Female Artist – 2018 Nominated
2018 Weki Meki Most Anticipated Rising Star – 2019 Won

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

Korean Culture Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Weki Meki K-POP Singer Award Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "La La La" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 100, but peaked at no. 97 on the Download component chart.[33]
  2. ^ "Picky Picky" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 200, but peaked at no. 93 on the Download component chart.[34]
  3. ^ "Tiki Taka (99%)" did not enter the Gaon Digital chart top 200, but peaked at no. 191 on the Download component chart.[35]
  4. ^ Credited as a song by Weki Meki, but sung by Ji Su-yeon and Elly
  5. ^ Credited as a song by Weki Meki, but sung by Elly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "위키미키 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  2. ^ "아이오아이 (I.O.I) 1st Mini Album 'Chrysalis'". Melon (in Korean). LOEN Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ "Yoo-jung and Do-yeon Announce Final Lineup for Forthcoming i-Teen Girls Group". 2017-06-05.
  4. ^ "Fantagio Announces Official Name of New Girl Group, WeKiMeKi". 2017-07-06.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "[단독] 최유정, IOI 이어 위키미키 데뷔 앨범 작사 참여". Naver (in Korean). 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  7. ^ 위키미키, 2017 데뷔 신인 걸그룹 중 앨범 판매량 1위. XportNews (in Korean). 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  8. ^ "Watch: Weki Meki Goes "La La La" In MV For First Comeback Since Debut | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  9. ^ a b "Watch: Weki Meki Shows Support For 2018 PyeongChang Olympics With MV For "Butterfly" | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Weki Meki Get Dangerous in Music Video for 'Crush': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  12. ^ LOCK END LOL - Single by Weki Meki, retrieved 2019-06-02
  13. ^ [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.
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  18. ^ "세이 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  19. ^ "루아 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  20. ^ "리나 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  21. ^ "루시 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  22. ^ a b c Gaon Weekly Album Chart:
  23. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart:
  24. ^ "2017년 Album Chart" [2017 Yearly Album Chart (see #70)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ 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.
  27. ^ "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.
  28. ^ Sales references:
    • "2018년 11월 Album Chart" [2018 November Monthly Album Chart]. Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  29. ^ Sales references:
    • "2019년 06월 Album Chart" [2019 June Monthly Album Chart]. Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
    • "2019년 07월 Album Chart" [2019 July Monthly Album Chart]. Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  30. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart:
  31. ^ "World Digital Songs Sales". Billboard. 2013-01-02. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  32. ^ "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.
  33. ^ "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.
  34. ^ "2019년 20주차 Download Chart" [Week 20 of 2019 Download Chart (see #93)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  35. ^ 2019년 32주차 Download Chart [Week 32 of 2019 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  36. ^ "Weki Meki 위키미키 : Crush". Zanybros. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  37. ^ VIA. "Weki Meki(위기디기) – Picky Picky". Instagram. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  38. ^ 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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