South Korea

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—)

KOR: 387,588+
"Dream Girls"
KOR: 596,549+
"Whatta Man"
KOR: 371,336+
"Very Very Very"
KOR: 266,203+

"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!

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