Released for just 2 hours, Red Velvet’s “Power Up” breaks consecutive records.
“Power Up” has been considered as the most successful hit of Red Velvet up to now when gaining such consecutive achievements as: reaching the top of Melon in just 5 minutes and 1st debut place on 4 charts (Melon, Genie, Bugs and Mnet). Even in rush hours, despite the appearance of masters of digital music like Shaun with “Way Back Home”, TWICE with “Dance The Night Away”, IU ft. Zico with “Soulmate”, Red Velvet still keeps their first position on top of many charts during more than 1 hour 30 minutes.
“Power Up” also helped Red Velvet beat BLACKPINK’s previous records with the hit “Ddu-du Ddu-du”. Especially, the recorded listening times per capita of “Power Up” on Melon was 86,125 listeners, while the record of “Ddu-du Ddu-du” was only 83,047. With this achievement, Red Velvet has officially become the girl group with the highest number of listening times in the history of Kpop.
[Melon] Girlgroups songs with the most Unique Listeners in the first hour since the system change (on 170227):— Girlgroups sales (@ggalbumsales) August 6, 2018
1. Red Velvet #PowerUp: 86,125 🆕
2. Blackpink #DduDUDduDu: 83,047
3. Twice #WhatIsLove: 63,994
4. Twice #Likey: 63,084
5. Twice #DanceTheNightAway: 56,076
This is a very positive sign, indicating exactly the level of popularity of Korean public for this song. With this new record, Red Velvet will surely rock this summer with an extremely catchy and addictive 8-beat melody. Currently, this hit is very popular between both fans and nonfans. It is also deemed that the fast rhythm of “Power Up” is very suitable for the exciting atmosphere of summer, not to mention the excellent MV with no visual flaws.
Have you heard this song yet? Do you agree that Red Velvet is truly the “Summer Queen” of the new generation?
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