The rising queens of K-pop, ITZY, dominates quickly following the release of their highly-anticipated album, “Guess Who.”
Featuring six all new tracks, “Guess Who” has already made waves even before its April 30 release. It has surpassed 260,000 pre-orders recorded on April 28, making this their best-selling release since “Not Shy” and its 200,000 copies last August 2020.
The album is led by the single “In The Morning,” a powerful hip-hop track that perfectly showcases the girl group’s fierceness in a concept that highlights tension and suspense.
In fact, shortly after its release, the song generated controversy since its full title translates to “Mafia in the Morning,” which some fans believed to be romanticizing the Sicilian Mafia.
ITZY member Ryujin clarified the matter afterward, explaining that the Mafia refers to the popular game also known as “Werewolf.”
With “In The Morning,” ITZY also managed to secure its soonest music show win, taking home the honor from Mnet’s music program “M Countdown!” only six days after their album release.
Furthermore, South Korea’s music monitor, Hanteo Chart, reported that “Guess Who” has already garnered sales of 200,130 equivalent copies in its first week of release, covering the week dated April 30 to May 6.