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Weeekly’s ‘After School’: Group’s first music video hits 100 million views

The song ‘After School’ becomes the group’s first music video to reach 100 million views within six months of its release
'After School' becomes the group's first music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube (@_weeekly/Instagram)
'After School' becomes the group's first music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube (@_weeekly/Instagram)

The K-pop group Weeekly a girl group under PlayM Entertainment debuted in June of 2020 with their debut mini-album ‘We Are.’ This group is the label’s second girl group in 10 years, after Apink. Weekly’s label made an announcement that the music video for the song, ‘After School’ had officially crossed 100 million views on YouTube. The track is the title song of the third mini-album titled ‘We Play’ released by the group in March 2021.

In the statement, the company said, “Weeekly celebrated this new record with fans by releasing a specially created commemorative image through the official SNS right after reaching 100 million views.” Weeekly also recorded its 'Billion Hit' music video after 1 year and 3 months since its debut in 2020.


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'After School' by Weeekly

The song achieved this feat within six months of its release making it pretty exceptional for a fourth-generation rookie girl group represented by a small company. This achievement from Weeekly proves that the growth of groups and artists is indicative of their talent and label names hardly matter to the new generation of K-pop fans. The music video currently has over two million likes and a very popular song all over the world.

Weeekly’s ‘After School’ was written by Seo Jieum and Seo Jeongah with music from Daniel Durn, David Quinones, Denzil Remedios, Katrine Neya Klith Joergensen, Jazelle Paris, and South Korea’s legendary music producer Ryan S Jhun. The song was arranged by Denzil Remedios and Ryan S Jhun.


Other releases also become successful

Not only this, but other songs from the group are doing pretty well too. ‘Holiday party’ a song released as part of their most recent mini-album, ‘Play Game: Holiday’ that released in August 2021 is widely loved by global listeners. With every new release, more and more attention is being paid to their music, allowing the group to become more popular over time.

The song, ‘After School’ was released as the title song of Weeekly’s third mini-album and has garnered an overwhelming response from all over the world, mainly from the continent of Asia. The song ‘After School’, took the top spot for several days on Viral 50, one of the two major charts on Spotify within a month of its release. It also surpassed 77.2 million streams on Spotify by Tuesday morning, on September 21. It recorded the highest cumulative streaming number among music sources and has a steady fan base to this day.

Weekly also released its 4th mini-album ‘Play Game: Holiday’ in August this year. Its title song ‘Holiday party’ topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 3 countries and Top 10 in 10 countries in all. Weeekly participated in ‘KCON:TACT HI 5’, the fifth season of the global K-culture festival held on September 18.