Interactive mobile idol application ‘IDOLCHAMP’ conducted a vote for about 2 weeks from July 28th on the topic of ‘Which idol do fan PDs look forward to the most for idols’ comeback in August?’. ASTRO, who had their comeback stage on August 2nd ranked number 1 for the vote.
ASTRO’s 8th mini album [SWITCH ON] recorded a tremendous hit upon release, and K-POP fans’ response is also fervent. The title track ‘After Midnight’ topped the music charts immediately after its release, and gathered attention with recorded sales of 275,000 copies of the album in the first week of release in South Korea. (album sales in the first week of release, based on Hanteo Chart from August 2 to August 8)
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This album includes ASTRO’s ambition to ‘SWITCH ON’ the happy button of the world with ASTRO’s own music. MJ, JINJIN, and ROCKY used to participate in writing lyrics and composing the song, but all members participated in this album, showing their musical growth.
Especially, in this comeback, ASTRO took first place in the terrestrial television program after 5 years of its debut. ASTRO received a trophy from SBS MTV’s ‘The Show’ on the 10th and from MBC every1’s ‘Show Champion’ on the 11th. ASTRO achieved 4 trophies from the music shows by also ranking number 1 in KBS 2TV’s ‘Music Bank’ and MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’ on the 13th and 14th.
Following ASTRO, who took first place with 41.27% of the votes in this vote, Stray Kids had 29.32%, and they were followed by JB, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, and Ha Sung-Woon. The voting results can also be found in the global Hallyu community K-Star Live.
Meanwhile, IDOLCHAMP, where the vote was conducted, is holding a monthly group ranking vote until August 31st. ASTRO, Dreamcatcher, and 2PM were nominated, and the winners of the vote will be advertised throughout GS25 located in Seoul.