Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Irene Top iTunes Charts Around the World With New Album ‘Monster’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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SM Entertainment’s Red Velvet formally has its first sub-unit with duo Seulgi and Irene. The new Okay-pop sub-unit simply launched their first EP Monster with a title monitor by the identical title. Already, the music video for “Monster” has over 7 million views on YouTube and the album ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 45 areas.

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Seulgi and Irene of Red Velvet | JTBC PLUS/Imazins by way of Getty Images

A historical past of Red Velvet

Red Velvet is a woman group that debuted with SM Entertainment in 2014. The group initially debuted with 4 members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, and Joy. Yeri then joined the group in 2015.

Red Velvet has gained quite a few awards since their debut, together with the 2015 Golden Disc New Artist Award and Best Female Group on the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards. They are well-known in worldwide popular culture and in 2020 the group was featured within the animated musical movie Trolls World Tour.

In April 2020, SM Entertainment introduced that Irene and Seulgi would make up the group’s first sub-unit as Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi.

Irene and Seulgi launched the EP ‘Monster’

Monster was initially scheduled to be launched in June 2020, however SM Entertainment delayed the EP to finish the album’s manufacturing. On July 6, 2020, Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi launched Monster. The EP consists of six tracks: “Monster,” “Naughty,” “Diamond,” “Feel Good,” “Jelly,” and “Uncover.”

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The music video for “Monster” is each eerie and highly effective, and the paranormal imagery and Irene and Seulgi’s seductive choreography provides to the music’s lyrics and which means.

“I’m a little monster, be scared of me / I’m bothering you, making you dream only about me / I’ll dance and play as I cast a spell / On your body on a nightmare,” the 2 sing within the refrain.

Irene and Seulgi’s album topped iTunes charts

After the album and music video for “Monster” dropped, Red Velvet followers expressed how a lot they cherished the album on social media.

“monster is the best choreo in 2020 bye. argue with yourself,” a fan tweeted.

“not only is their album cohesive and flawless vocally, but this debut was so well thought out.. the monster choreo, the music video and the lyrics intertwine with and reference each other multiple times not even subtly (dropping the subtleness is what i’ve wanted from rv),” wrote a Twitter consumer.

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“i’m speechless, everything is absolutely perfect, the song is amazing, the choreo is mesmerizing, the mv? pure art, irene&seulgi are both breathtaking, you can clearly see how hard they worked for this debut, i am so proud of them please #WatchMonsterNOW,” one fan tweeted.

With social media full of optimistic reactions for Monster, it’s clear that the EP is a big hit with Red Velvet followers. It is already the best-selling woman group sub-unit album of all time with excessive album gross sales. The album additionally topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 45 areas together with Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, India, Taiwan, and the Dominican Republic.

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