Name: Zhang Zining
Chinese Name (Simplified & Traditional): 张紫宁 / 張紫寧
English Name: Winnie Zhang
Nicknames: 小泥 (Little Ni), 小张 (Little Zhang), 宁宁 (Ningning), 张总 (Boss Zhang),
冷颜蜜嗓 (“cold expression, honey voice”), 崽崽宁 (Child Ning),
憨憨宁 (Silly Ning), 冷场王 (queen of awkward silence),
小桃子/小桃花 (Little Peach [Blossom], from her character in 隔壁有只桃花妖)
Birthday: March 9, 1996
Place Of Birth: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat
Height: 164 cm
Occupation: Chinese singer-songwriter and actress
Agency: Mavericks Entertainment
Music Label: Sony Music
Affiliated Acts: Rocket Girls 101 (Rank 7), MERA
Official Social Media Accounts
Studio Weibo: 张紫宁的小拨片
NetEase Cloud Music: 张紫宁
QQ Music: 张紫宁
Name of fandom/fans: 蜜罐 (Honeypot)
Official fandom catchphrase: 紫此一生，为宁所愿！(from ‘now’ on, for what ‘Ning’ wants)
Official fandom color: 向日葵黄色 (Sunflower Yellow) – #FFC20E
Weibo Official Fan club account: 张紫宁数据组, Memory_张紫宁资源博
Weibo Official Super topics: 紫宁winnie | airy
Active fan sites: RhythmIdiot_紫宁, Whi3sk9Cy_紫宁 & Solstice·张紫宁
- She was born among a music-loving family and has been singing and dancing since very young.
- Zining has learned guitar all by herself and she can also play piano.
- Her mother wanted her to be a folk singer. Although later on she chose to sing popular music, she still graduated in Folk Singing in the Communication University of China (she also studied video editing as a secondary course).
- She particularly loves sad music and older artists. “The classic [songs] are classic for a reason”
- Her idol is A-Lin, with whom she worked for the first album’s second release《平行又交替》(Parallel & Crossed).
- She has wrote two songs for Rocket Girls 101:《我们》(Us), which served as ending theme of the first season of the group’s variety show《横冲直撞20岁》(Collide Into 20s), and《十一》(Eleven), presented during her own episode in the second season of the same show.
- Between 2020 and 2021, she released her album MORE, containing 12 songs (half of which are self-composed). MORE stands for both Thomas More (author of ‘Utopia’), as the album is Zining’s own music utopia) and the English word ‘more’, since she wanted to show off ‘more’ sides of herself.
- Winnie uses music as a way to express her feelings and thoughts, as she says she’s not good at doing it with words alone.
- She says that her creative input comes from observing the smallest things in the world around her. When she wants to write about ‘feelings she hasn’t experienced’, she watches movies/dramas or reads books for inspiration.
- Zining has a cat named 年糕 (nian gao, or Airy in English) and has written a song about him (BLUE EYES) for her first album.
- She loves Minions and can impersonate their way of speaking. It’s said (in her episode in Collide Into 20s) that during Produce 101 China, she was often sending ‘minion signals’ to find other people who liked them.
- Winnie also loves Pokémon (she likes to impersonate Jigglypuff), StellaLou, Teemo (from League of Legends) and Doraemon.
- Zining likes the Marvel superhero Iron Man and has said to have watched The Avengers (2012) many times.
- She often records make-up vlogs, but since (according to herself) she’s not that good at applying her make-up, the vlogs are about removing make-up instead.
- Zining zones out very often and is very forgetful (what she often attributes to her Sun sign), forgetting lyrics many times, even of her own.
- She has a habit of touching her hair, which people often make fun of her for.
- Winnie loves to show new nail art to fans, posting pictures or shamelessly striking poses to show it off in public appearances.
- She gets scared very easily. When asked what scares her the most In Super Show (2020-12-27 Episode), she mentions ‘things with many paws’.
- Zining once set her own eyelashes on fire after witnessing her teammate Fu Jing using a burning technique to curl eyelashes.
- She has a very very silly humor and loves to tell lame jokes that rarely get people to laugh with her (thus earning herself the ‘queen of awkward silence’ title). She likes to tell lame jokes along with her teammate Meng Meiqi.
- Winnie doesn’t really like being seen as intimidating or cold.
- She’s very good at swimming and calls herself a pro. However, due to the recording of underwater scenes for ‘The Lovely Bones’ MV, she got an earache for a few days and got scared of swimming for a while (Cheers for Happiness E08).
- Zining loves to listen to new and lesser known music, read books and watch dramas and she likes to recommend things to the fans.
- Her favorite kind of praise is towards her music.
- Zining’s biggest wish is to become a singer ‘trusted’ by everyone.
- Under The Moon (“Truth or Dare” Theme Song) | 202
- I wanna see you now (“Ugly Beauty” Ending Song) | 2021
- Never Farewell (“Yu Zhao Ling” Interlude Song) | 2021
- End Of The Dream (“My Heroic Husband” Interlude Song) | 2021
- Love Is Sweet (“Make My Heart Smile” Ending Song) | 2021
- Springtime Play (NetEase Games “Xuanyuan Sword” Theme Song) | 2021
- Fight For Love (“PUBG MOBILE” Texun Island Ferris Wheel Theme Song) | 2021
- Opposing Sides (“The Blessed Child” Interlude Song) | 2021
- In My Heart (“Vacation Of Love” Interlude Song) | 2021
- Hello, Goodbye (“To Love” Emotional Promotional Song) | 2020
- Innocence (“Human Target” Ending Song) | 2020
- Exclusive Memory (Cover from Jordan Chan) | 2020
- Not Convinced (“Cross Fire” Interlude Song) | 2020
- Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Cover from Ocean Ou) | 2020
- Leave Without Loving (“I’ve Fallen For You” Interlude Song) | 2020
- By The Clouds (“The Love Lasts Two Minds” Ending Song) | 2020
- Flowers Have Blossomed (Cover from S.H.E.) (with Lai Meiyun and Li Ziting) | 2019
- Myself (Rocket Girls 101 “The Wind” Solo) | 2019
- Serenade Of Peaceful Joy (“The Longest Day In Chang’an” Promotional Song) | 2019
- Fly Little Bug (Cover from Ekin Cheng) | 2019
- Fireflies (“The Legend Of The Phoenix” Ending Song) (with Zhang Yihao) | 2019
- Us (“Collide Into 20s” Ending Song) | 2019
- Sister’s Killing In The Sky (“Hello School Girl” First Semester Theme Song) (with Luo Zheng) | 2018
TV Drama/Movie appearances
The Journey of Flower 花千骨 [TBA]
Visual Sound 看见声音的你 [TBA]
There’s a Genie Next Door 隔壁有只桃花妖 [TBA]
Variety Show Appearances
CCTV-4’s Very Legendary | 2021
Super Hit | 2020
NZND Who Is The Murderer | 2020
Read A Book With An Idol | 2020
Besties Are Beautiful (with Meng Meiqi) | 2020
Cheers for Happiness | 2020
Masked Dancing King | 2020
We Are On The Way | 2020
We Are Blazing | 2020
Rampaging 20’s Season 2 | 2020
Only 3 Days (Guest) | 2019
Super Nova Games Season 2 | 2019
Let’s Sing Together | 2019
The Coming One 3 (Guest) | 2019
Produce Camp (Guest) | 2019
Rampaging 20’s | 2019
Super Nova Games | 2018
The Coming One 2 (Guest) | 2018
Rocket Girls 101: Reality Show | 2018
Produce 101 (Trainee) | 2018
Unbelievable Mom | 2017
SLY (Fashion brand)
Awards and Nominations
Global Chinese Music 2020 First Place Win (2020-07-26)
Rayli Most Potential Female Singer Of The Year (2020-10-22)
Latest MV/Stage Performance
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