Will a second Brave Girls appear? A Girl Group Skyrockets Korean Music Charts – Kpopnews
According to the pop music industry as of 3:00 p.m. (KST) on February 27, the title track “Rose Blossom” from TOUCHE H1’s debut mini-album of the same name, released on January 5, peaked at number 84 on the Melon Top 100, a Chart from Korea’s largest music platform.
Previously, on February 24, “Rose Blossom” debuted at number 98 on the Melon Top 100 Daily Chart and has been trending upwards ever since. On the morning of February 27, the track peaked at number 54 on Melon’s real-time chart.
It is unusual for idols from small and medium-sized national agencies to enter the Melon Top 100 late, especially when compared to large agency idols and ballads. In the past, this happened with EXID’s “High&Low” and Brave Girls’ “Rollin'”, both bands with powerful sound sources that captivated audiences and soon after enjoyed explosive popularity.
Additionally, “Rose Blossom” helped H1-KEY to a new “career high” at #22 on the Genie chart, #7 on the Bugs chart, #29 on the Flo chart, and #78 on the YouTube music chart. It also performed well on the Kpop charts of foreign music platforms, peaking at #56 on Apple Music, #156 on Spotify, and #21 on Shazam.
In addition, H1-KEY continued to break its best time by topping the Physical Album Chart category of the Real-time Hanteo Chart provided by the national album sales aggregation site Hanteo in the 6th week of release than in the 1st week .sales week.
“Rose Blossom” compares hopes and dreams in the cold world to the beauty of roses, a flower known for its willingness “Never break or wither and bloom beautifully.” Pop-punk chord lines and analog synths harmonize with the hip-hop bass beat that combines trap and boom bap, combined with beautiful lyrics penned by DAY6 member Young K. composer Hong Ji Sang, who collaborated on DAY6’s hit has also been involved in the composition and arrangement.
With addictive melodies and heartwarming lyrics, “Rose Blossom” went viral in various online communities right after its release. In the January chart released by the KM chart (under the supervision of the Korea Management Association), the song ranked first in the female category of the rookie chart. The album “Rose Blossom” also topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in Turkey and Bahrain, as well as the iTunes and Apple Music charts in 7 countries including Singapore, Mexico, Australia and Thailand.
“Rose Blossom” is also doing well on national music shows. Notably, it ranked 7th on Mnet’s “M Countdown”, 13th on KBS’s “Music Bank” and 19th on MBC’s “Music Core”.
On the February 17 episode of “Music Bank,” music streaming activity for “Rose Blossom” has ended, according to H1-KEY. However, the song’s upward trend is still remarkable as the public expects H1-KEY to become “the 2nd Brave Girls” who have reached the top with powerful music.