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


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.

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