Their gross sales elevated by 307%.
The latest lady group to grace the K-Pop scene simply bought 35,961 items inside 24 hours of releasing their debut mini album earlier this week — they usually’re known as LIMELIGHT. The group is made up of three members: MiU, Suhye, and Gaeun.
Provided that LIMELIGHT’s debut hasn’t been one of the vital mentioned of the 12 months, their excessive gross sales got here as a shock to many. Nonetheless, followers have provide you with a number of theories as to why the lady group managed to garner such success.
1. Their pre-debut launch
Though LIMELIGHT’s Love & Happiness mini album is taken into account their official debut, they beforehand launched a pre-debut mini album titled LIMELIGHT, with their music “STARLIGHT” serving because the title monitor. Sudden to many, since its launch, the music video has gained 1.2 million views. Seemingly, this paved the women’ approach towards future success.
2. Their latest labelmates
One other fan-favorite principle is expounded to their company’s latest signing — the well-known former YG Leisure group iKON.
The boy group parted methods with YG Leisure again in December and introduced on the primary day of the brand new 12 months that they might be signing with LIMELIGHT’s label: 143 Leisure. Since iKON followers had been excited to see the group beneath a brand new firm, it’s comprehensible that many needed to look into their new labelmates.
3. Their survival present appearances
One massive issue that possible contributed to LIMELIGHT’s newfound success is their time on latest survival exhibits. The group’s vocalist, Suhye, took half in MBC‘s My Teenage Lady, the present that produced CLASS:y. She made it by way of eight episodes, after which she was sadly eradicated.
Likewise, the group’s visible MiU participated in Women’ Planet 999 as a person trainee. Eradicated within the first spherical throughout episode 5, MiU (then identified by her full identify, Ito Miyu) didn’t make it into the debut group, Kep1er. She did, nonetheless, achieve sympathy from viewers when she volunteered to be her group’s fundamental vocal after no one else needed to step ahead.
4. MiU’s current fanbase
Women’ Planet 999 wasn’t MiU’s first foray into the leisure trade. Earlier than turning into an idol, LIMELIGHT’s Japanese member used to mannequin for the favored Japan journal PopTeen. On the 2018 Tokyo Women Audition, one of many largest modeling audition initiatives within the nation, MiU obtained three separate awards for her prowess.
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She was additionally in two music movies by widespread Japanese musicians lol‘s “BOYFRIEND” and GENERATIONS‘ “BIG CITY RADIO”. Impressively, MiU even had her personal mini clothes line with EastWoods final 12 months. With so many actions beneath her belt, MiU has possible constructed a devoted following who had been keen to take a look at her K-Pop debut.
5. Their seniors’ rising reputation
Apart from iKON, LIMELIGHT has two different extensively identified labelmates. Kep1er‘s Mashiro and Yeseo had been two of MiU’s fellow contestants on Women’ Planet 999, and they’re additionally signed beneath 143 Leisure.
With Kep1er’s reputation going by way of the roof lately, it’s possible that followers of Mashiro and Yeseo needed to examine LIMELIGHT out. In truth, 143 Leisure shared that LIMELIGHT goals to be a gaggle that may repeatedly introduce new members sooner or later, which suggests the 2 could be part of the group after Kep1er’s promotion interval ends.
Other than these 5 theories, there’s little question that the women’ expertise, idea, and music have contributed to their large success. Examine the debut single, “HONESTLY”, out for your self!