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''XIX'' is the debut
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by South Korean boy group
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, a project group created through the 2018 MBC survival show, ''
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'', composed of nine trainees from different entertainment companies that will promote for 12 months under
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. The album was released digitally on April 13, 2019 by MBK Entertainment.


Background and release

On February 9, the finalists in survival show ''
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'' were revealed and the group immediately started preparations for their debut, starting with arranging their own version of the song "Like a Magic" (which was first released as one of the final song for 9 of the Top 19 finalists), performing on ''
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'' as a warm-up for their group sound. "Like a Magic" did not end up being officially released with the final line up and on the EP, "Domino", a song produced in seven days by
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was released with a music video as a promotional single. Lead single "Spotlight" was later released in three different music video versions.


Promotion

Prior to their debut, the group began promotions through their reality show ''Wonderland'', which premiered on March 22, 2019, on the cable channel MBC. A series of individual teasers was released per member before the debut timeline was announced. The first set of concept photos were later released.


Track listing


Charts


References

{{reflist K-pop EPs 1the9 albums 2019 debut EPs