‘Don’t Stop’: Ateez becomes first fourth-gen act to top iTunes Worldwide twice
Ateez is flying high from their sold-out world tour, popular on-going reality show and at the same time dropping new music. Atinys (Ateez’s fandom) were pleasantly surprised when the fourth-gen K-pop group announced that they would be dropping their first song of 2022 while on their second world tour. ‘Don’t’ Stop’ is also Ateez’s first single in collaboration with UNIVERSE Music.
Ateez continues with their extensive storyline from their debut days as they dropped a cinematic music video for ‘Don’t Stop’. Fusing ‘Peter Pan’ and heist movies, we have tons of theories for this energy-filled trap song. At the same time, the boys are busy tearing up the stage on the American leg of their world tour, full of new performances and refreshing renditions of their past hits. With January 31 being Ateez’s last stop in USA and also the day ‘Don’t Stop’ was released, fans have decided to hype it up by charting it on charts like iTunes and Bugs.
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‘Don’t Stop’ makes iTunes record
In 24 hours of its release, ‘Don’t Stop’ has topped iTunes. It charted at #1 on iTunes in 26 countries like Singapore and Brazil. This is Ateez’s most-topped single on iTunes as previously this record was held by ‘Fireworks’ for topping iTunes in 22 countries. ‘Don’t Stop’ also debuted at #4 on European iTunes and #1 on iTunes Worldwide. With ‘Fireworks’ also ranking at #1 on iTunes Worldwide in 2021, it makes Ateez the only fourth-gen act to have two songs topping this particular chart. The UNIVERSE single also entered the top 100 of Bugs.
Watch the music video of ‘Don’t Stop’ below.
‘Ateez don’t stop’
Happy fans have been trending ‘Ateez Don’t Stop’ as they made tweets like, “Don’t stop charting at #1 on worldwide itunes song chart, ateez getting their first 1M likes on an instagram post and it’s the final day of the tour. i’m feeling so many emotions rn.” Fans also made hilarious reaction memes over the music video, “The members: robbing stores, getting kidnapped, gambling meanwhile hongjoong:.” One Atiny posted, “Going back to 2018 who would've thought.. You're doing soooo well, pirates!! ATEEZ DON’T STOP.”
Another added, “Also whoever directed the dont stop mv, please work with ateez forever that was the coolest mv ever.” One fan joked, “Me before and after watching dont stop by ateez.” Another proud Atiny said, “So proud of my pirate boys.” One commented, “Dont stop mv is just hongjoong buying a pirate ship and getting scammed with a smaller version so he sends his members on a d3ath mission to steal the actual ship.”
don’t stop charting at #1 on worldwide itunes song chart, ateez getting their first 1M likes on an instagram post and it’s the final day of the tour. i’m feeling so many emotions rn 🤧— *:･ﾟbea⁸ 🩰ATEEZ ON TOUR (@YE0LOVEBOT) January 31, 2022
also whoever directed the dont stop mv, please work with ateez forever that was the coolest mv ever— dee (@azfxon) January 31, 2022
me before and after watching dont stop by ateez pic.twitter.com/34Hd1WwXfZ— Pondrea @ atz 🌟 (@pondreateez) January 31, 2022
dont stop mv is just hongjoong buying a pirate ship and getting scammed with a smaller version so he sends his members on a d3ath mission to steal the actual ship— Rin (@braincIip) January 31, 2022