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SHINee’s Key Tops Domestic And International Charts With Pre-Release Single “Hate That…”

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We can’t help but fall in love with Key and Taeyeon’s duet and it shows in the track’s impressive achievements a day after its release!

SHINee’s Key proves his global popularity with his recent pre-release single “Hate that…”, featuring Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon.

SHINee Key pre-release single Hate that

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On August 30, Key graced the K-pop industry with a pre-release single ahead of his solo mini-album return. Immediately after its release, “Hate that…” dominated the iTunes Top Song Chart in 10 regions worldwide. This includes Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Mongolia, Panama, Taiwan, Lithuania, Vietnam, and Peru.

In addition, the new track conquered the domestic music charts, ranking No.1 in Bugs and Vibe since its release. Drawing positive responses from global fans, the music video for “Hate that…” has already gained over 1.5 million views as of writing.

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The fashionista singer joined forces with Nation’s Girl Group’s leader and main vocalist to present a spectacular collaboration that had every 2nd generation fan at the edge of their seats.

“Hate that…” is an R&B genre song, with an impressive sentimental guitar melody and sophisticated rhythm. The lyrics of the track flawlessly expresses the selfish hopes of a person from an ex-lover to refrain from being happy after an unfortunate separation.

SHINee Key pre-release single Hate that

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In addition, Taeyeon’s mellifluous voice added an irresistible charm alongside Key’s smooth and delicate singing. It was impressive how Key and Taeyeon have different tones and singing styles yet perfectly matched together in majestic harmony.

Watch Key’s pre-release single “Hate that…” featuring Taeyeon

Meanwhile, SHINee’s all-rounder Key is scheduled to release his new solo album in late September. Further details about his imminent solo album will be revealed in the coming days.


Source: SM Entertainment

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