Mamamoo’s Hwasa ‘I'm A B’: MV tops YouTube's 'most viewed' K-pop list in last 24 hours
Hwasa tops charts with her new single 'I'm a B*tch' while all three songs from her single album 'Guilty Pleasure' top multiple international charts
Mamamoo members recently celebrated their seventh anniversary in the music industry, the year 2021, with their online concert, ‘WAW.’ What's more, it left their fans begging for more. Mamamoo then announced their compilation album in August 2021, featuring new versions of some of their best tracks. The compilation album was titled ‘I Say Mamamoo: The Best’, was released alongside the lead single ‘Mumumumuch’ on September 15 as the album peaked at Number 8 on the domestic album chart Gaon, proving that the group has still got it even after so many years in the industry.
Since the album's release and success, the four members of the Mamamoo are all busy with solo activities. Moonbyul even announced, during a magazine shoot and interview, that she has been busy working on her solo album these days. Giving some more information about it she said, “I think it will be a chance to fully show my emotional and sentimental side.” With more solo releases planned, fans are getting to work already by streaming non-stop. It is reported that the single album released by Hwasa titled ‘Guilty Pleasure’ has turned into an overnight success.
Hwasa's 'I'm a B'
Hwasa released her second solo album, ‘Guilty Pleasure’ on November 24 with the title track, ‘I’m a B.’ The letter B stands for both the pejorative English word "B*tch" and the Korean word "빛," pronounced as "bich," which means "Light." The music video for the single has topped YouTube's 'most-viewed' K-pop music video list in the last 24 hours. Within a day of its release, it recorded a total of 1.7 million views and has steadily gained more views and is currently at 2.4 million views.
Not only that, Hwasa has seemingly taken over the domestic music charts with the three-track album, ‘Guilty Pleasure’ while ‘I’m a B’ (also known as ‘I’m a Light’), topping the real-time Bugs charts as well as other music charts. The other two singles on the album titled ‘FOMO’ and ‘Bless U’ were not far behind as the two songs also gained a lot of popularity, entering multiple international charts.
More iTunes chart records for Hwasa
The song ‘I’m a B’ topped the iTunes Top Song Charts in 19 countries and regions around the world including regions like Singapore, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Colombia, and Lithuania, among others. The single is Hwasa’s first project where she collaborated with an international producer. The song that has gloabl appeal, features a trendy sound that spreads freely on a heavy bass line.
The B-side single from Hwasa’s ‘Guilty Pleasure’ titled ‘Fomo’ also ranked No.1 in Costa Rica and entered the Top 10 iTunes Top Song Charts in 20 countries and regions around the world, despite being the B-side track which goes on to prove Hwasa’s unfiltered charm and popularity.
'I'm a B' deserves Song of the Year award'
Fans are raving about the songs from Hwasa on Twitter as they are calling it the new "song of the year." One fan said, "not being biased but im a b sounds good already in the first few seconds. it doesnt have that “oh lets wait until the chorus it might be okay” kind of energy bc right off the bat it already sounds amazing." Another fan said, "I'm 4 seconds in to hwasa new song im a b and it already deserves soty." One fan said, "EXCUSE YOU IM A B*TCH. ITS LIT." Another fan wished, "God pls let hwasa perform im a b on year end shows." One more fan said, "BUT HOLY F*CK THE QUALITY LEVELED UP ITS CRAZY HWASA IM A B." One more fan said, "No but im a b is so fucking good hwasa you are a genius."
not being biased but im a b sounds good already in the first few seconds— ❖ nick🌻니크 | 𝔤𝔲𝔦𝔩𝔱𝔶 𝔭𝔩𝔢𝔞𝔰𝔲𝔯𝔢 (@byuliljido) November 24, 2021
it doesnt have that “oh lets wait until the chorus it might be okay” kind of energy bc right off the bat it already sounds amazing
GUILTY PLEASURE OUT NOW #ImA빛MusicVideo
OUR GUILTY PLEASURE HWASA
I'm 4 seconds in to hwasa new song im a b and it already deserves soty— my love 🥰 / michelle (@gogobebyul) November 24, 2021
god pls let hwasa perform im a b on year end shows pic.twitter.com/u10E1f7U32— Key ❖⁷ | GUILTY PLEASURE TODAY (@seesawheein) November 24, 2021
BUT HOLY FUCK THE QUALITY LEVELED UP ITS CRAZY HWASA IM A B— marie 🌼 vros imy ✨ (@threeyrsjobless) November 24, 2021
no but im a b is so fucking good hwasa you are a genius— bel (@andfuckmcu) November 25, 2021