‘Global Rookie’ Kep1er’s “FIRST IMPACT” became the best-selling KPOP girl group debut album with 150,000 copies and ranked No.1 on iTunes in 11 countries
Kep1er’s “FIRST IMPACT” broke the first-day debut album sales record of KPOP girl groups.
Kep1er (Choi Yu-jin, Shen Xiaoting, Mashiro, Kim Chae-hyun, Kim Da-yeon, Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, Seo Yeong-eun, Kang Ye-seo) proudly released their first mini-album ‘FIRST IMPACT’ on all online music sites at 6 P.M on Jan 3rd and proved their power as a ‘global rookie’ by achieving meaningful record immediately after their debut.
According to the largest record sales counting sites in Korea – Hanteo Chart, a total of 150,153 copies of the album were sold in one day (Jan 3rd). This is the highest daily sales recorded for KPOP girl groups’ debut albums, and Kep1er’s ‘FIRST IMPACT’ is the only album that gathered more than 150,000 copies in the first day alone. With more than 150,000 albums sold in a day after its release, Kep1er is expected to break more records with their debut album.
In overseas countries, Kep1er’s first album also attracted enthusiastic attention. According to global music streaming platform iTunes, ‘FIRST IMPACT’ topped the ‘all genre’ chart in 11 countries, including Japan, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Brazil, and Indonesia. In addition, it also led the ‘KPOP genre’ chart in 23 countries.
In addition, “Kep1er Debut Show”, which aired worldwide via Mnet and M2 Youtube channels, gathered 620,000 viewers watching simultaneously. Kep1er’s music video of their title song “WA DA DA” exceeded 3 million Youtube views within 5 hours of its release. On the same day, the number of people subscribed to their official Youtube channel reportedly surpassed 1 million, proving their global influence once again.
Kep1er’s debut album ‘FIRST IMPACT’ is an album that shows a variety of individualities and tells the story of 9 girls’ vast worldview and adventures in which their dreams will come true through the choices of global fans. Among the tracks, the title song “WA DA DA” is the song that captures Kep1er’s full energetic and lovely charms and depicts the 9 girls’ bold aspirations and sincere determinations for their fans.
Having proved their unrivaled ripple effect and global influence through the pre-order quantity and figures recorded on their official SNS and Youtube channel even before their official debut, Kep1er has obviously established itself as a representative girl group of KPOP’s 4th generation right after debuted. As a result, fans are paying keen attention to the 9-colored adventurous stories that the 9 girls of Kep1er will tell through ‘FIRST IMPACT’.
Kep1er, who has shown off their strong presence from the first day of their debut, will appear on various music broadcasts and begin their full-fledged promotion activities with their debut stages.