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Twice’s song hits No. 1 on popular TV show

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K-pop girl group Twice’s song “Like Ooh-Ahh” was nominated as the No. 1 song of the week by SBS’s “Ingikayo” on Sunday.

The song was originally released last October and the nine-member girl group officially wrapped up promotional events for their debut single in late November.

With a slew of new songs being released every day, it is almost impossible to make it to No.1 with a song that was released months ago in the fast-paced K-pop scene.

JYP Entertainment, Twice’s agency, said that the first digital single album from Twice is likely to reach 60,000 copies sold by sometime this month.

Twice’s long-running success shows that recent controversy didn’t really affect the girl group’s popularity.

Tzuyu, a member of Twice, caused a political scandal in January after the Taiwanese member waved a Taiwan flag while appearing on a popular Korean TV show.

Some pro-Chinese celebrities criticized the 16-year-old singer by saying that she is advocating for Taiwanese independence.

Responding to the mushrooming controversy, JYP and Tzuyu apologized multiple times and said they respect “one-China policy.”

Meanwhile, Tzuyu’s parents reportedly left for Taiwan recently after staying with their daughter for about two weeks.

“Tzuyu has stabilized a lot and her parents went back to Taiwan because both of them have jobs,” a person working for JYP told Star News, a local entertainment news agency.

Even after the controversy, Twice has been performing without any cancellations in their schedule.

The girl group consists of Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese members.

BY SUNG SO-YOUNG
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