AOA’s album soars while the video stumps

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AOA’s album soars while the video stumps

A new album by K-pop girl group AOA topped numerous online music charts on Monday.

The fourth mini-album of the girl group was unveiled Monday at midnight, and its title track, “Good Luck,” an upbeat dance tune with a heavy dose of drumbeats, found its way to first place on seven online music charts, including Genie Music and Olleh Music.

A music video for “Good Luck” was also uploaded on Monday at midnight, but the video, in which the members of the girl group play lifeguards, has been criticized for endorsing too many commercial brands, from a soft drink to sneakers to smartphones.

Some online viewers left comments saying the music video felt like “a four-minute-or-so commercial.”

Meanwhile, Seolhyun and Jimin, two members of the group, recently came under fire for their historical ignorance after they failed to name Ahn Jung-geun, one of the most well-known Korean independence activists during the Japanese colonial era (1910-45), when they appeared on their cable channel TV show.

FNC Entertainment, the girl group’s agency, instantly released an apology last week.

By Sung So-young
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