IU’s collaboration with BTS’s Suga ‘Eight’ tops music charts

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IU’s collaboration with BTS’s Suga ‘Eight’ tops music charts

Singer IU, left, and Suga of boy band BTS. [EDAM ENTERTAINMENT]

Singer IU, left, and Suga of boy band BTS. [EDAM ENTERTAINMENT]

Singer IU’s and Suga’s collaboration “Eight” conquered music charts in and out of Korea after it was released Wednesday evening.

 
The song, sung by IU and produced by Suga of boy band BTS, was No. 1 on Korean music streaming services Melon, Genie Music, Naver Music, Bugs and Soribada on Thursday morning.
 
The song also topped the iTunes Top Songs chart in 59 regions, including the United States, France, Singapore, New Zealand, Finland and Malaysia.
 
When news of the two singers’ collaboration was announced last month, expectations rose about what two stars could come up with.
“Eight” is IU’s first release in six months. Her fifth EP “Love Poem” was released in November.
 
Singer IU and Suga of boy band BTS's collaboration "Eight" topped music charts on Thursday. [EDAM ENTERTAINMENT]

Singer IU and Suga of boy band BTS's collaboration "Eight" topped music charts on Thursday. [EDAM ENTERTAINMENT]

“Suga took part in not only producing but is also featured in the song as well, and the two singers shared their similarities in music to create the song,” IU’s agency EDAM Entertainment said.
 
 
The song is a part of a coming-of-age series that IU began with “Twenty-Three” (2015) and “Palette” (2017).
 
 
For the music video, director Kim Woogie — who goes by the name GDW — created a unique visual that uses different styles of animation to depict IU growing out of her youth.
 
BY YOON SO-YEON [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]

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