AOA's comeback stranded with unexpected low score in music charts

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : January 2, 2017, 15:22 | Updated : January 2, 2017, 16:01

[Courtesy of AOA YouTube channel]


Girl group AOA made its ambitious comeback with double title tracks but the tracks are unexpectedly stranded in South Korean real-time music charts.

After the release of its first full album "Angel's Knock" Monday, the two title tracks are placed well below the 60th place in real time charts of Melon, South Korea's largest music streaming service. Currently, "Excuse Me" is ranked 60th and "Bing Bing" 86th.

The girls are not doing well in other charts.  Their tracks are ranked well below 40th in Naver Music and below 20th in other charts such as Monkey3 and Olleh Music. Considering AOA's rival TWICE topped the charts with "Cheer Up" and "TT"  and became the most successful girl group of 2016, AOA's new album appears to be heading for a failure.

Already some experts speculate AOA will see a very harsh response from fans. However, a stumbling album is not new for AOA as the girls have blown away their mini-albums last year. The girls have debuted in Japan but failed to leave an impression.

The girls released a mini-album "Good Luck" in early May but had to end their activities soon due to Seolhyun and Jimin criticized for showing their ignorance on South Korea's modern history at a cable TV show. Despite their apology, fans still remember the lack of their knowledge about history.
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