TWICE hits million mark with 'Cheer Up' on YouTube in less than a day

By Park Sae-jin Posted : April 26, 2016, 09:00 Updated : April 28, 2016, 07:59


[Courtesy of JYP Entertainment YouTube channel]

Pan-Asian girl group TWICE has hit the million mark on YouTube with their new comeback song "Cheer Up" in less than a day of its release.

The girls released music video (MV) for Cheer Up on Monday as a part of their comeback program for spring and summer season, and it's a jackpot. TWICE not only dominated the South Korean music charts but the MV cause hype online, reeling in fans to their YouTube channel.

Upon the release of the new track, TWICE is dominating the real-time music charts. The girls topped 8 music charts including Melon, Genie, Naver Music, Bugs Music, MNet, Soribada, Olleh Music, and Monkey3.

Cheer Up's MV went viral as soon as it was uploaded. The video clip full of vive and bright energy was shared throughout online communities and websites and soon many people were talking and sharing their thoughts about the MV.

This is the first time for the girls to have their MV hit one million views on YouTube in less than a day and the numbers are expected to skyrocket for a few more days.

The nine-member girl group gained attention from the fans since their pre-debut, because the girls are from a survival audition program "SIXTEEN", which was aired on MNet, 2015. TWICE is special by the Korean music scene standards since four of its members are foreigners. Sana, Mina, Momo are Japanese, and Tzu-yu is from Taiwan.

According to Gaon Charts, TWICE made an impressive debut in October 2015 by selling 34,991 albums during its first two months of albums release, and by adding 14,913 albums sold during December, the girls were ranked in the top five of the girls groups who sold the most albums during that period.

The girls' debut song "Like Ooh Ahh" also received fans' love for a long period of time. The debut song managed to stay in the top 10 of the music charts since its release until February 2016. This is considered a great achievement in the Korean music scene since its flooding with girl groups and it's very difficult for them to remain in the top ten for more than a month.

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