'Rush Hour’: Monsta X become fastest K-pop act to win a music show, dubbed ‘the MVP’
Monsta X are back with their 10th mini-album ‘No Limit’ and its title track ‘Rush Hour’. And while this era only has five members since their leader Shownu is currently serving in the military, fans and the group got together to make it their most memorable comeback yet. We first had Monsta X incorporating Shownu’s lamb skewer meme into the key point of their choreography with Minhyuk, the temporary leader adding how much they missed him. And now fans have helped the group get their first music show win for ‘Rush Hour’ which is already historical.
‘No Limit’ was a smashing hit on the very first day itself as Monsta X broke personal records. With over 110k sales in the first 24 hours, it became their highest first-day selling album ever. And in just a couple of hours later, the album crossed 171k sales. It should also be noted that while the album was released on a Friday, it is also their highest first-week selling album with over 201k sales. Fans found it impressive since the week ended just on the third day of the album's release.
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The album had also topped several charts like Hanteo and VIBE Domestic Chart. ‘No Limit’ also became their first-ever album to enter all major South Korean charts and the first time that it entered the FLO music chart. On top of it, fans already got ‘Rush Hour’ its first music show win on SBS MTV’s ‘The Show’. With the album being released on Friday, November 19, Monsta X won first place on the K-pop music show ‘The Show’ on November 23. They are the first K-pop act to win on a music show within four days of their album’s release. Fans further pointed out that ‘The Show’ tracks the charts and digital points from Saturday to Friday, which means Monsta X won with less than a day of tracking. The win is extra special since ‘Rush Hour’ was made by Jooheon.
'Y'all deserved it'
Fans and non-fans alike celebrated as they trended #RushHour1stWin. One Twitter user shared, “With LESS THAN 1 DAY of tracking, #MONSTAX won #RushHour1stWin on The Show this week and Monbebes is definitely the MVP for this win.” A Monbebe commented, “FROM STRUGGLING TO GET 1ST PLACE TO ONE OF THE FASTEST.” Another fan posted, “I’m so proud of you guys, Jooheon celebrate a lot because your song did it and all our Monstas hard work was worth it! I love you all so so much.” Monbebes also found Jooheon’s reaction endearing as he thanked fans, “Look how deeply thankful jooheon is congratulations again y’all deserved it and thankyou for creating such an amazing title track!”
🥇 211123 [The Show] Winner— KPOP Music Show Analysis (@KshowAnalysis) November 23, 2021
Make a record when RUN TO THE TOP with LESS THAN 1 DAY of tracking, #MONSTAX won #RushHour1stWin on The Show this week and Monbebes is definitely the MVP for this win 🤩 🏆 🎉
Congrats to @OfficialMonstaX & #MONBEBE for #MONSTAX16thWin 👏 🎊 pic.twitter.com/YNRiUue1Hd
Y'ALL WE FUCKING DID IT!!! WE WON!! MONSTA X BECAME ONE OF THE FASTEST KPOP GROUP TO WIN 1ST PLACE AFTER 4 DAYS OF IT'S RELEASE.#RushHour1stWin #RushHour #몬스타엑스 @OfficialMonstaX— Butter Chickyun (@RamenhaeMXMB) November 23, 2021
FROM STRUGGLING TO GET 1ST PLACE TO ONE OF THE FASTEST 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ECobGSr13U
I’m so proud of you guys, Jooheon celebrate a lot because your song did it and all our Monstas hard work was worth it! I love you all so so much 🥺#RushHour1stWin 🏆 @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/n6ANYAFOAO— Jooheon space⚡️🏆 (@jooheonspace) November 23, 2021
look how deeply thankful jooheon is congratulations again y’all deserved it and thankyou for creating such an amazing title track! <3 #Rushhour1stwin pic.twitter.com/IwAIICTO5w— monsta x loops (@mxloops) November 23, 2021