IZ*ONE’s debut EP, “COLOR*IZ”, which was released on October 29, has achieved the highest first-day sales on Hanteo with a record 34,295 albums sold.
IZ*ONE’s record figure was followed by BLACKPINK’s “SQUARE UP” with 19,094 albums, I.O.I’s “Chrysalis” with 10,845 albums and Weki Meki’s “WEME” with 4,693 albums.
[LIST] Girlgroups with the highest first day sales for a debut album on Hanteo:
#1 IZ*ONE – COLOR*IZ: 34,295
#2 BLACKPINK – SQUARE UP: 19,094
#3 I.O.I – Chrysalis: 10,845
#4 Weki Meki – WEME: 4,693 pic.twitter.com/LpnYGRAdeY
— IZ*ONE Charts #COLORIZ (@IZONEstats) October 29, 2018
In addition to their album release, IZ*ONE held their “COLOR*IZ” SHOW-CON and revealed the performance to their title song “La Vie en Rose” on the same day, which was broadcast live online and viewed by approximately 120,000 netizens.
Moreover, “La Vie en Rose” has ranked No. 9 on the Melon Chart; No. 2 on Bugs, Naver Music and Soribada; No. 3 on Mnet.com; and No. 4 on Olle Music and Genie as of 8 am, October 30 (KST).
Netizens have continued to express doubts about IZ*ONE’s success, once pointing out that they’ve chosen the worst time for the debut. This was because their debut date was sandwiched in between some of the biggest names in the K-Pop industry including TWICE, EXO and Wanna One.
There were also political reasons that caused Korean netizens to oppose the group’s debut and go as far as to file a Blue House petition demanding the group to be banned from appearing on public broadcasting stations.
Despite these doubts and opposition, however, IZ*ONE seems to be hitting the ground running! Check out IZ*ONE’s new track “La Vie en Rose” below: