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Is Aespa the biggest band in K-pop right now? 'Savage' makes chart history in 2nd week

Aespa continues to get all-kills on K-pop charts and make MelOn history for this decade
UPDATED OCT 16, 2021
Aespa for 'Savage' (@aespa_official/Twitter)
Aespa for 'Savage' (@aespa_official/Twitter)

Aespa (aespa) continues to dominate the K-pop industry and prove why they deserve the title ‘monster rookies’. They have already had a stellar run with their previous single ‘Next Level’. However, their latest comeback has broken personal records as well as made chart history while competing with veteran artists. The girl group debuted in 2020 and released their first mini-album ‘Savage’ on October 5, 2021. In fact, they shocked everyone as ‘Savage’ became the first 2021 girl group song to get a perfect all-kill on music charts.

Well, it looks like they don’t want to let go of this particular achievement. On October 12, it was revealed that Aespa had continued their all-kill on to their second week. An all-kill on music charts means that a song reaches #1 on all major music charts in South Korea. ‘Savage’ is #1 on MelOn, FLO, Genie and Bugs. Fans hope that they can get a perfect all-kill by also topping Naver’s chart Vibe. The song is currently at #2 on Vibe.


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Aespa continues to dominate charts with ‘Savage’

Aespa also made a personal record on MelOn. ‘Savage’ has become their fastest song to cross 1 million unique listeners on the South Korean music streaming platform. It achieved this milestone in six days while ‘Next Level’ had taken 12 days. The girl group is also #1 on MelOn’s Daily Girl Group chart for the eighth day in a row. Additionally, this song has also made Aespa the only fourth-gen artist to have a song topping MelOn’s daily chart.

Aespa is also the first girl group to have two songs on MelOn’s daily chart in this decade with ‘Next Level’ and ‘Savage’. Along with that, they are the only group to have two songs top the chart in 2021. It should be noted that they are the second group following BTS to have multiple songs top the chart this decade. ‘Savage’ also reached 400K pre-orders and 257K sales to date. It is also #1 on Hanteo’s Weekly Chart and topped Gaon’s Weekly Retail Album Chart this week.

Aespa on variety shows

Looks like SM is going all out for their girl group in this comeback. Aespa has also been booked for JTBC’s popular variety show ‘Knowing Brothers’. This will be their first full appearance on the show. They will be filming the episode this week. The episode is set to air on October 23 on JTBC’s channel. The variety show is also available on Netflix. The girls are also going to perform ‘Savage’ on the NBC talk show ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ on October 16.