I.O.I (Ideal of Idol) is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2016 reality show Produce 101 on MNET. The group is composed of eleven members chosen from a pool of 101 trainees from various entertainment companies. They debuted on May 4, 2016 with the mini-album Chrysalis, and are expected to actively promote for 10 months either as a whole or as sub-units before returning to their respective agencies.
I.O.I received their first music program trophy as a whole group with "Very Very Very" on the October 26th episode of Show Champion.
They also won the "New Star Award" on Asia Model Awards.
"Chrysalis" (KOR: 69,660+) (JPN: 826+)
"Whatta Man" (KOR: 64,922+)
"Miss Me?" (—TBA—)
SINGLES SALES (DL):
"Very Very Very"
"When the Cherry Blossoms Fade" (KOR: 448,325+)
"Knock Knock Knock" (KOR: 154,934+)
"Doo Wap" (KOR: 82,081+)
"Pick Me" (KOR: 33,968+)
"Hold On" (KOR: 107,713+)
"More More" (KOR: 38,268+)
"Ping Pong" (KOR: 33,131+)
"M-Maybe" (KOR: 31,583+)
"I Love You, I Remember You" (KOR: 124,584+)
It was reported on March 24, 2016 that even before the finale of Produce 101, the group already confirmed seven CF deals for different companies with an estimated profit of ₩1.4 billion.
Awards on Music Programs:
"The Show" — 08/16&30/16 (Whatta Man)
"Show Champion" — 08/17/16 (Whatta Man) & 10/26/16 (Very Very Very)
"M! Countdown" — 08/18/16 (Whatta Man) & 10/27/16 (Very Very Very)
"Music Bank" — 08/19/16 (Whatta Man)
"Inkigayo" — 10/30/16 (Very Very Very)
We, I.O.I fans, are hoping for the cancellation of the disbandment of our beloved bias group I.O.I.
There are still a lot of new comers (fans) in our fanbase. I.O.I's popularity among Korean netizens, as well as international KPOP fans, is continuously increasing day by day. This may cost a great deal of time and money for the various agencies managing our girls. But as for me, it would be best for I.O.I to stay as a permanent group.
A lot of us see their potential to become the next Girls' Generation (or SNSD). They have the perfect combination of a girl group like SNSD. They compliment each other and does not out-shine other members. They have unique personalities so they are recognizable as they themselves. So it would be such a waste to disband such a great girl group that could surpass those who already have debuted.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please hear us out. We are begging you!
The Stop I.O.I Disbandment petition to MNET was written by I.O.I Fans and is in the category Music at GoPetition.