Apink Score Highest Entry on World Albums Chart to Date, Debut on Social 50

Apink Makes Bold Return With 'I'm So Sick': Watch the Music Video

Seven years is considered a tough year for most K-pop acts, but Apink is hitting new career highs during theirs.

The girl group see their new One & Six: 7th Mini Album EP debut at No. 11 on Billboard’s World Albums chart to mark their highest entry to date.

This is the group’s third entry on the chart following 2016’s Pink Revolution and last year’s Pink Up. The boosted interest in Apink could come from a refreshing turn in sound and style as lead single “I’m So Sick” sees the ladies embracing a more sophisticated dance sound instead of their signature, innocent bubblegum pop.

While it does have some of the bouncy innocence of past Apink releases, altogether it’s a stark difference from the excessively romantic synth-pop from 2017 single “Five” but a welcome change for a group whose youngest member is now 21.

Past Apink albums have shown their experimental sides on B-sides with the lead single’s dance vibe continued on the punchy, whistle-laden “A L R I G H T,” while the band grooves to ’90s R&B on “Don’t Be Silly” and show off their knack for ballads on “Forever Star.”.

This marks Apink’s fourth entry on the tally after making their first appearance in 2014 with “Mr. Chu”, followed by “Luv” later that year and in 2015 they landed “Remember” on the chart.

Apink also make their debut on Billboard’s Social 50 chart this week, opening at No. 39.

Apink Second K-Pop Comeback Of 2016 — Plan A Entertainment Reveals Popular Girl Group Working On ‘Special Album’ While Releasing First Teaser [Teaser Image]

Apink Second K-Pop Comeback Of 2016 — Plan A Entertainment Reveals Popular Girl Group Working On ‘Special Album’ While Releasing First Teaser [Teaser Image]

EXO had two comebacks with their third studio album EX’ACT featuring “Monster” and its re-release Lotto featuring “Lotto.” BTS also had two comebacks with their first collaboration album The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever featuring “Fire” and their second studio album Wings featuring “Blood, Sweat & Tears.”

Plan A Entertainment made it known they will return with a “Special album,” and they just released the first teaser for it too.

“Apink will be releasing their first special album on December 15. The album is like a present for the fans who’ve given them unchanging support and love since their debut. All of Apink have dedicated a lot of attention despite their busy end of year schedules.”

There hasn’t been any other information pertaining to Apink’s upcoming special album until Monday, December 5 at midnight KST. A teaser image for said upcoming special album was posted up on Apink’s official Twitter.

The special album releases about two months after Apink made their first K-pop comeback of 2016 with Pink Revolution, their third full-length studio album.

Eventually, Pink Revolution released on September 26 with the featured title track song “Only One.” The album peaked at No. 2 on the Korean chart and No. 39 on the Japanese chart.

The album Dear and its featured title track song music video are set to release on December 15.

Apink Makes Bold Return With 'I'm So Sick': Watch the Music VideoApink Makes Bold Return With ‘I’m So Sick’: Watch the Music Video

Korean girl group Apink’s first single of 2018 marks a more mature side of the team.

“I’m So Sick” is a dramatic song, and the accommpanying music video feature the sextet in a totally new light, far away from the soft, flirty style they have primarily favored.

“I’m So Sick” leads Apink’s ONE & SIX EP, the group’s seventh since their start in 2011.

It follows last year’s Pink Up EP, which saw them release the singles “Always” and “Five.” That album landed the group at No. 14 on the World Albums chart.

Thriving on distorted vocal acrobatics and wailing synths, “I’m So Sick” grooves along with a sleek house beat as the six vocalists lay forth their embittered farewell.

For the music video, the six members of Apink introduced their sultrier side by doing away with their flirty and feminine leanings in favor of stronger, more mature looks that showed off their charismatic charms in a way different than their former pastel and girlish styles did.

Along with the single, Apink’s seventh One & SIX EP features five other songs.

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Apink Score Highest Entry on World Albums Chart to Date, Debut on Social 50
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