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THE9 (Short for THE NINE) is a Chinese girl group formed on May 30, 2020 by Idol Youth through the iQIYI competition show Youth With You 2020. They made their debut on August 10, 2020. The group disbanded on December 6, 2021.

= Members[]

Xu JiaQi / Kiki Xu (Ex-SNH48)(许佳琪)

Lu KeRan / K Lu (陆柯燃)

Yu ShuXin / Esther Yu (虞书欣)

Kong XueEr / Snow Kong (孔雪儿)

An Qi / Babymonster An (安崎) – leader

Xie KeYin / Shaking Xie (谢可寅)

Zhao XiaoTang (赵小棠)

Liu YuXin / XIN Liu (刘雨昕)

Yu Yan (喻言) – Main Vocalist


Studio albums[]

Title Album details Sales MatriX (虚实X境)
  • Released: December 25, 2020
  • Label: ADQC, iQiyi
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Track listing CHN: 338,897

Extended plays[]

Title Album details Sales Sphinx X Mystery (斯芬克斯X谜)
  • Released: August 10, 2020
  • Label: ADQC, iQiyi
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Track listing CHN: 1,095,574 RefleXtion
  • Released: May 22, 2021
  • Label: ADQC, iQiyi
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Track listing CHN: 192,926

Promotional singles[]

Title Release Date Remarks
"Yes OK!" March 12, 2020 Theme song of Youth With You 2
"Super Shiny Summer" July 30, 2020 Promotional song for the Oppo Reno 4; features XIN Liu, Esther Yu and Zhao Xiaotang

Music Videos[]

Title Year Ref.
"SphinX" 2020


Variety Shows[]


Year Title Network Notes
2020 Youth With You 2 iQiyi Contestants
Hunan TV 618 Super Pin Night + Hunan TV 818 Super Pin Night Hunan Television Performers ("Hunt", "Yes OK!", "SphinX")
Go Fighting! Season 6 Dragon Television Finale Guests
Summer Surf Shop iQiyi An Qi and Zhao Xiaotang
Little Forest Mango TV Xu Jiaqi and Xie Keyin
Let's Party! 2020 iQiyi The group's variety show
Amazing Dinner iQiyi Xie Keyin and Zhao Xiaotang
Little Giants Games Mango TV Xu Jiaqi (fixed cast), Kong Xue'er (guest), Yu Yan (unaired)
Fourtry Season 2 iQiyi Liu Yuxin (fixed cast), Zhao Xiaotang & Kong Xue'er (guest)
Dimension Nova iQiyi Yu Shuxin
Glory is Back! iQiyi Xie Keyin (fixed cast), Lu Keran (guest)
Ladies' Talk iQiyi Zhao Xiaotang
Field of Hope Mango TV An Qi (fixed cast), Zhao Xiaotang (guest)
I Am the Actor Season 3 Zhejiang TV Xie Keyin (contestant)
Send 100 Girls Home Sohu Yu Shuxin (guest)
HAHAHAHAHA iQiyi and Tencent Video Yu Shuxin (guest), Kong Xueer (guest)
Treasured Village Zhejiang TV Kong Xueer (fixed cast)
Happy Camp (2020) Hunan Television THE9 (performance guest); Liu Yuxin, Yu Shuxin, Zhao Xiaotang (involved in guests’ activities with the show’s MC)
MDK Mask Dancer King (2020) Youku Liu Yuxin contestants)
2021 Youth With You 3 (2021) iQiyi Yu Shuxin (Youth Tutor); THE9 (guests-ep8); Yu Yan, An Qi, Lu Keran (Senior mentor collaboration performance)
Year Name Date Platform/Venue
2021 X-City 26 & 27 March 2021 iQiyi (Online)


Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Cosmo Glam Night 2020 2020 Artist of The Year THE9 Won
Madame Figaro Beauty Star Beauty Star Won
2021 iQIYI Scream Night Popular Female Artist Won
2020 Ifeng Fashion Choice Fashion Energy Group of The Year Won
2020 Sina Fashion Style Awards Idol Group of The Year Won
Rayli Fashion Gala Favourite Group of The Year Won
Asian Pop Music Awards Popularity Award (Female Group) Won
Sina Film and Television Festival Musical Work of The Year 斯芬克斯 (SphinX) Won
Variety Show of The Year Let's Party! 2020 Won
2020 Baidu Entertainment Awards 2021 Best Group of The Year THE9 Won
2020 Weibo Night Weibo’s Hottest Group of The Year Won
Weibo Starlight Awards 2020 The Most Popular Artist Internationally Won