TXT Takes The “Crown” On iTunes Charts Worldwide + Creates New MV Record
No surprises. TXT might be on the way, if not already, to be Rookies of the Year 2019.
Less than 24 hours since its debut on March 4, Big Hit Entertainment’s new boy group TXT went on to display its “monster rookie” status, with the chart performance of its debut extended play The Dream Chapter: STAR and its “Crown” music video.
The new boy group made its name known on iTunes charts worldwide. It sets up a new record for a rookie boy group as the new EP shoots up to the number one spot on 44 countries including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Russia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, among others.
The boys’ international recognition was further shown through top trending topics on Twitter. Moreover, the music video for “Crown” recorded high views — hour after hour. In fact, it topped YouTube’s fastest rising list and overtook the records set by other rookie K-Pop groups this 2019.
Four hours after being uploaded, the MV surpassed three million views. In eight hours, it amassed more than 8 million views. In 13 hours, “Crown” MV hit the 10-million view mark. And as of 1 p.m. KST, it has accumulated more than 12 million views.
Hailing from the same company as BTS, Yeonjun, Soobin, Huening Kai, Taehyun, and Beomgyu attracted immense attention which came with a lot of expectations.
Although it may be difficult to separate themselves and step out of BTS’ shadow, they have showcased a potential to establish their signature sound that will deviate their music from their seniors, and create an identity that will set them apart from, not only BTS, but other boy groups as well.
Meanwhile, TXT will hold a debut showcase on March 5 at the Yes24 Live Hall. The boys are then expected to go through a series of promotions for The Dream Chapter: STAR, including music show appearances.