On June 29, global girl group XG released their 2nd Single, “MASCARA.” Since its release, the single has been swiftly gaining momentum around the world. “MASCARA” reached #1 on the iTunes Song Chart (Alternative) in 17 countries and ranked #25 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart.
XG Hits the iTunes Chart with 2nd Single “MASCARA”
Since the release of “MASCARA,” XG has been soaring on charts. “MASCARA” reached #1 on the iTunes Song Chart (Alternative) in 17 countries and ranked #25 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart, a chart collecting results from 175 countries worldwide.
Moreover, the MASCARA CD box was sold out within a week of its release.
XG on TV music shows
Following the track’s release, XG also appeared on several popular Korean TV music shows. On June 30, XG made their first appearance on Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN. This performance video was uploaded after the show aired and has been viewed more than 1.44 million times (as of July 12).
Meanwhile, the video of their performance on SBS’s THE SHOW (broadcasted July 5) ranked first on YouTube Japan’s fastest-rising list.
The girls, who are all newcomers, have such stage presence that they are scheduled to appear on five Korean music shows in a row this week, just one week after the release of “MASCARA.” This is unprecedented for a debut group with all Japanese members.
Fans’ reactions to the ‘shuriken dance’
Fans posted reactions to social media such as TikTok and YouTube, particularly around the ‘shuriken dance,’ which is a key dance move in “MASCARA.” These are spreading rapidly across social media, both in Japan and worldwide.
@bananacvs SOTYYY #mascara #xg #xgalx #xg_mascara @XG Official ♬ MASCARA (Main Edit) – XG
The “MASCARA” Visual video
On July 11, a making-of video from the shooting of the “MASCARA” Visual video was released. In this video, it’s clear to see the determination of the members as they film the video, as well as the girls’ personalities as they work together.
With each new post gaining more views and followers, interest in XG has been growing quickly. With every new video appearing at the top of the charts after release, it will be interesting to see what kind of content and moves the hottest girls in pop have in store for the future. Stay tune at Kpoppost and follow our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more news about XG.
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