(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon’s ‘Windy’: How to stream her 1st solo EP that charted in 21 countries
(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon released her first solo mini-album 'Windy', breaking records as she stayed at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart for 2 days
(G)I-DLE’s leader, Soyeon dropped her first solo mini-album, ‘Windy’, since her debut and the response has been wild. It ended up ranking #1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 21 countries within a day of its release. It stayed at the #1 spot on Worldwide iTunes Album Chart for two days consecutively (at the time of writing). Soyeon is also the first 4th-gen female artist to top the chart with a debut album.
Soyeon’s summer-themed title track also entered Japan’s real-time chart Rakuten Music along with several huge Korean charts. From Soyeon rising to #2 on MelOn to the album selling 30K copies on Hanteo on day 3, the release has been well received. Along with the title track 'Beam Beam' entering at #7 on Genius’ K-pop chart, the track ‘Is this bad b****** number?’ topped the K-Hip-Hop Chart of Genius Korea at #1. Even the music video of ‘Beam Beam’ got 3.5 million views in 24 hours as Neverlands went all out.
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Soyeon’s first solo mini-album was released on July 5 at 6 pm KST.
A part of her schedule for promoting music shows and interviews has been released.
July 8 - M Countdown, Showterview!
July 9 - Music Bank!
July 11 - DAY6 Kiss the Radio
July 17 - Together Again K-pop Concert
Along with showing a “windy” and new carefree side of Soyeon, the album name is also a parody of the American fast-food chain, Wendy’s. Soyeon is so committed to her concept that she even had a fake launch as she had a grand opening for her own ‘Windy Burger’ hours before the release of the album. The rapper-songwriter has also participated in the lyrics as well as the production of all 5 tracks of the mini-album. The last track, ‘Is this bad b****** number?’ also features Lee Youngji and BIBI who wrote their own lyrics.
1. ‘Beam Beam’ - Title track
5. ‘Is this bad b****** number?’ featuring Lee Youngji and BIBI
How to listen
The mini-album is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more.
The hip-hop music video shows a free-spirited side to the rapper. With a fun, colorful concept, 'Beam Beam' is more laidback and mellow compared to the other intense title tracks we usually get from (G)I-DLE. Watch the music video for 'Beam Beam' below:
Watch the performance for 'Is this bad b****** number?' It's full of swagger as Soyeon collaborates with Lee Youngji and BIBI.
One fan tweeted, “WOKE UP WITH WINDY AT #1 WORLDWIDE IN ITUNES!! SOYEON DID THAT!! SHES THE FIRST 4TH GEN FEMALE ARTIST TO REACH THAT!! QUEEN im so proud of her.” Another tweeted, “Can we take a moment to appreciate soyeon’s artistry. she’s so talented and knows how to make songs of every genre and mood. windy is so strong. each song belongs on the mini album. she’s so impressive. this album deserves to get a lot of wins and praise.” A fan tweeted, “Okay but does your kpop girl eat album cds for dinner?” Another tweeted, “The more i listened to windy's song the more im obsessed. the whole songs are so addicting esp weather and itbbn.”
WOKE UP WITH WINDY AT #1 WORLDWIDE IN ITUNES!! SOYEON DID THAT!! SHES THE FIRST 4TH GEN FEMALE ARTIST TO REACH THAT!! QUEEN im so proud of her <33— kate🍔 (@animgidle) July 6, 2021
can we take a moment to appreciate soyeon’s artistry. she’s so talented and knows how to make songs of every genre and mood. windy is so strong. each song belongs on the mini album. she’s so impressive. this album deserves to get a lot of wins and praise.— bridget ↯ 🍒 (@yuqiism) July 5, 2021