Irene and Seulgi's first EP tops charts at home and abroad

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Irene and Seulgi's first EP tops charts at home and abroad

Red Velvet's Irene and Seulgi [SM ENTERTAINMENT]

Red Velvet's Irene and Seulgi [SM ENTERTAINMENT]

 
Red Velvet's first subunit comprised of members Irene and Seulgi topped local and overseas music charts with its first EP "Monster" which dropped on Monday, the duo's agency SM Entertainment said on Tuesday.
 
According to the agency, "Monster" topped local album sales trackers Hanteo Chart, Synnara Record and Yes24's daily albums chart on Tuesday, while its title track also sits at No. 1 on local music charts including Bugs, Naver's Vibe and Momople as of Tuesday. 
 
"Monster" also reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart in 45 regions around the world including Canada, France, Spain and Portugal, as well as China's QQ Music and Kugou Music's Digital Album Sales charts, marking a successful debut of the Red Velvet spinoff. 
 
The music video was uploaded at noon on Tuesday, a day later than initially announced, through Naver TV and YouTube. 
 
The music video surpassed 1 million views on YouTube in just three hours after its release. 


BY YOON SO-YEON   [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]
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