Get ready to bid adieu to boys from R1SE (官博). The Chinese boy band will be officially disbanding at midnight on 14th June 2021.
This comes after the 11-member group recently celebrated the group’s birthday on 28th May. As a farewell gift to fans, R1SE also debuted their swan song, titled “Goodbye My Old Friend”, on 1st June.
In a statement on Weibo, R1SE made to acknowledge their fandom known as Twelve (十二). Despite the short 2 years in the music scene, this pop group has certainly come a long way. As one fan pointed out, “It’s sad that some pay so dearly for the mistakes of others, but in recent years no boy band has been as powerful as R1SE.”
Formed through the Tencent’s survival show, “Produce Camp 2019”, R1SE consists of Zhou Zhennan, He Luoluo, Yan Xujia, Xia Zhiguang, Yao Chen, Zhai Xiaowen, Zhang Yanqi, Liu Ye, Ren Hao, Zhao Lei, and Zhao Rang. Collectively, they’ve released 4 EPs and contributed to several soundtracks. It’ll be interesting to see what each member does after this.
For now, we’ll leave you with this emotional video:
Let the countdown begin :(