Aespa gets first win for 'Savage' at MBC 'Show Champion', fans say 'Next Level Power'
With their debut in 2020, aespa has become one of the most talked about K-pop girl groups in recent times. Since the release of their debut single ‘Black Mamba’, aespa has risen to the top with no signs of slowing down - they're proving to be SM Entertainment's power move in terms of expanding their music circle.
On October 13, aespa proved worthy of their title, ‘Monster Rookies’, as they continue to dominate multiple charts and solidifying their position in the K-pop industry. aespa shook the K-pop world with their latest track ‘Savage’ as they became the first 2021 girl group to get a perfect all-kill on music charts.
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‘Savage’ first win
As the group continues to dominate charts, aespa is making it known to the world that they are here to stay by taking their first music show win for the song ‘Savage’, without having any official promotions for the song yet as their label will only begin promotional activities next week. On October 13, aespa’s ‘Savage’ took its first music show win at MBC’s ‘Show Champion’. ‘Savage’ is the title track of aespa's first mini-album of the same name released on October 5 and has already broken many records since its release.
Other than aespa, ITZY's 'Loco', N.Flying's 'Sober', Jo Yuri's 'Glassy', and Woodz’s 'Waiting' were running for the first place. aespa won at the show, but members of the group did not attend the showcase for MBC’s 'Show Champion'. They sent a recorded VCR message to the presenters in which they thanked their fans and their team for always loving and supporting them. They promised to make an appearance in the future and asked fans to keep an eye out for them and hoped fans would continue to love their performances to come.
With the song, the group sticks to their trademark pattern which has now proved to be a recipe for success. The trap genre song is centered on drums and bass as well as distinctive rap and powerful ad-libs; addictive hooks and chords do the trick of making the song come out as powerful, which is now showing on the charts.
'SAVAGE' by aespa Show Champion Score Breakdown— aespa Indonesia Union (@AESPAINAUNION) October 13, 2021
35% Digital 3,500
15% Physical 1,500
20% Global Votes 370
10% SNS 1,000
20% Broadcast 0
100% Total 6,370🔥
Source: SMTownEngSub#Savage1stWin #aespa2ndWin #aespa @aespa_official pic.twitter.com/KTpCbpqXMn
'Next Level power, aespa'
Fans of the girl group were quick to congratulate them on their successful win despite no official promotions for the song. One fan said, "SAVAGE FIRST WIN EVEN BEFORE THEY STARTED PROMOTING ??? NEXT LEVEL POWER." Another fan said, "Black Mamba took months to take its first win and unfortunately Forever & Next Level didn't get any. But Savage is already bagging a win a week since its release. The youngest showing the others how it's done."
One fan said, "Omg I'm so proud of them, after all those numerous Next Level ALMOST wins, they finally got another one!!" One more fan manifested, "Proud of my girls, next level got her revenge now the girls have a win and many more coming." One fan congratulated the girls saying, "Yeesss! Congrats my babies."
SAVAGE FIRST WIN EVEN BEFORE THEY STARTED PROMOTING ??? NEXT LEVEL POWER #Savage1stWin @aespa_official— ea (@zchenlecity) October 13, 2021
Black Mamba took months to take its first win and unfortunately Forever & Next Level didn't get any. But Savage is already bagging a win a week since its release. The youngest showing the others how it's done. 😌 #savage1stwin #aespa2ndWin @aespa_official— ♡ (@yoojimx) October 13, 2021
omg I'm so proud of them, after all those numerous Next Level ALMOST wins, they finally got another one!! 😭— Carl 🌻 (@yermapologist) October 13, 2021
SAVAGE FIRST WIN #Savage1stWin#aespa2ndWin @aespa_officialpic.twitter.com/fapID5sWoj
proud of my girls, next level got her revenge now the girls have a win and many more coming #Savage1stWin pic.twitter.com/03KaLgOm3i— knowles (@ksgyonce) October 13, 2021
Yeesss! Congrats my babies 😭👏🎉❤ @aespa_official#Savage1stWin pic.twitter.com/xZ470F6YIj— •ᴊøᴀппᴀ• (@evermoretwice) October 13, 2021