LIGHTSUM now holds the highest first-week sales on Hanteo Chart among the new girl groups that debuted this 2021!
LIGHTSUM Records New Highest First-Week Sales among New Girl Groups that Debuted This 2021
On June 17, Hanteo Chart released the Initial Chodong (or the accumulated album sales in the first week after release) for the debut single "Vanilla" of CUBE Entertainment's new girl group, LIGHTSUM.
From June 10 to 16, LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla recorded more than 19,000 copies, a total of 19,108 copies to be precise. In the first two days after the album's release, more than 10,000 copies were tallied on Hanteo Chart.
With over 19,000 copies sold, CUBE Entertainment's LIGHTSUM has broken the record for the highest first-week sales among the new girl groups that debuted in the music industry this 2021.
The previous record was set by MAMAMOO's junior group PURPLE KISS. Their debut mini-album "Into Violet" sold 12,405 copies in the first week of sales.
In addition to this, LIGHTSUM has recorded the new highest sales on Day 1 on the Hanteo Chart among the 2021 rookie girl groups. Their debut single album "Vanilla" sold 8,305 copies on the first day.
Furthermore, LIGHTSUM now has the third-highest first-week sales record among the 2021 rookie groups, again surpassing PURPLE KISS.
CUBE Entertainment's new girl group follows boy group MIRAE, with 26,626 copies sold within one week. The Korean act that sits at No. 1 on the list of highest Initial Chodong among rookies is boy group EPEX.
Congratulations to LIGHTSUM!
LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" Enters Gaon Chart and Other Music Charts
In addition to Hanteo Chart, CUBE Entertainment's LIGHTSUM made it to other music charts, including the Gaon Chart in South Korea.
LIGHTSUM's debut single "Vanilla" debuted at No. 12 on the Gaon Album Chart for the 24th week of 2021. The album also entered at No. 14 on the Gaon Retail Album Chart with 4,845 copies sold.
Meanwhile, the album's title track, also called "Vanilla," debuted at No. 59 on the Gaon Download Chart for the same week. CUBE Entertainment's new girl group even claimed the No. 41 spot on the Gaon Social Chart.
LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" also topped the real-time chart of Rakuten Music, a Japanese music site. They are the only 2021 rookie group to reach No. 1 on this chart.
The debut single album has also ranked inside the Top 10 of iTunes Album charts around the world. Additionally, the title track debuted at No. 52 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart, making LIGHTSUM the first 2021 rookie group to enter the chart.
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LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" also landed on Line Music's BGM & Melody Top 100 chart, securing the No. 90 spot. With this, they are the only 2021 new K-pop group to have entries on two Japanese charts.
"Vanilla" is a pop dance song that shows how the eight members take their first step toward the stage of their dreams. The music video for the track has already surpassed 11 million views as of 4 p.m. KST.
Watch the music video for LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" below!
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Written by Mhaliya Scott