Itzy Ryujin rocks Billie Eilish's 'Therefore I Am' to make fastest AOTM to 5M views
Fans love the relationship that Itzy and Studio Choom have as Ryujin has been selected as the AOTM for November. Itzy became the only K-pop group with the most number of members to be selected as part of the channel’s Artist of the Month aka AOTM series. The AOTM series is the most-viewed one when it comes to K-pop content. The YouTube channel’s dynamic filming of performances is loved by fans as they pay attention to lighting, angle and other details that elevate the stage in 4K quality.
Another reason for AOTM’s popularity can be the fact that there aren’t many performance videos. And with the introduction of AOTM, one K-pop idol is selected as the Artist of the Month where they get to perform a cover of their choice along with a mini-documentary. We have had some iconic stages thanks to this series like Stray Kids’ Hyunjin, Ateez’s Wooyoung and ex-(G)I-DLE’s Soojin. Well, for the month of November, we got Ryujin performing to Billie Eilish’s ‘Therefore I am’.
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Itzy Ryujin dances to Billie Eilish’s ‘Therefore I am’
We first had the leader of the group — Yeji — as the first Itzy member to appear on 'AOTM' in March. All bright with her fiery red hair, fans loved her performance of Bishop Briggs’ ‘River’. Chaeryeong’s seductive cover of Camila Cabello’s ‘Cry for Me’ was for the month of August. And now, we have Ryujin, the main rapper of the group. In fact, she follows her labelmate, Stray Kids' Hyunjin who performed Post Malone’s ‘Motley Crew’ for the month of October. Ryujin is the second AOTM to choose Billie Eilish to tell her story as we had The Boyz’s Juyeon give a sharp and modern performance of Eilish’s ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ in September.
Studio Choom dropped Ryujin’s AOTM performance on November 20 much to fans’ delight. While most female idols took a girly or mature route for their AOTM, Ryujin gives us a fun and chic cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Therefore I am’ as she explained that this was the first time she was showing off her own vibe and charms. Fans loved her cheeky look and attitude as she embodied the song with a relaxed but controlled choreography in a black suit and purple lipstick intercut with her in a red bodysuit and Y2K sunglasses.
Fastest video to cross 5M views in 2 days
And to show their gratitude, fans brought the video to 5 million YouTube views in just over two days. Ryujin’s video has now become the fastest AOTM video to cross 5 million views in 2 days and 5 hours. She also beat all the other records as her video became the fastest to cross the 1, 2, 3 and 4 million mark.
Watch the performance below.