Rapper BLOO's 'Downtown Baby' hits top of the charts thanks to Lee Hyori

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Rapper BLOO's 'Downtown Baby' hits top of the charts thanks to Lee Hyori

Album cover of BLOO's "Downtown Baby" released in December 2017. [SCREEN CAPTURE FROM BLOO'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL]

Album cover of BLOO's "Downtown Baby" released in December 2017. [SCREEN CAPTURE FROM BLOO'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL]

Rapper BLOO’s “Downtown Baby,” which was released two years ago, again rose to the top of the local charts Tuesday morning after it was sung by pop star and entertainer Lee Hyori on a TV show last Saturday.
 
Lee, who has been competing as part of a co-ed band with singer-actor Rain and entertainer Yoo Jae-suk, on MBC variety show “How Do You Play?” since May, sang BLOO’s song on the show’s episode aired Saturday.
 
As people started looking up the song on local music streaming services, it quickly rose to the top of music charts on Genie Music and Bugs by Tuesday morning.
 
Scenes from MBC variety show "How Do You Play?" [MBC]

Scenes from MBC variety show "How Do You Play?" [MBC]

 
“Downtown Baby” beat recent releases such as singer IU’s “Eight” featured by Suga of BTS and girl group Twice’s “More & More.”
 
BLOO uploaded on his Instagram account on Sunday a screen capture of the music chart on Melon, showing his “Downtown Baby” as the No. 1 most searched song, with the caption “What’s going on here?”
 
BY ESTHER CHUNG   [chung.juhee@joongang.co.kr]

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