Red Velvet's new summer song tops local music charts
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SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- K-pop girl band Red Velvet's new summer song took major local music charts by storm on Tuesday, less than one day after its release, according to the charts and the group's management agency.
The song "Power Up," based on the addictive eight-beat rhythm often used in video game music, topped the single charts of several major online music stores like Melon, Soribada, Mnet, Genie, Bugs and Olleh as of Tuesday morning, according to SM Entertainment.
The main track was released Monday evening as part of Red Velvet's new album for this summer, "Summer Magic," a collection of seven tracks.
The album also landed atop the daily sales album charts at key online bookstores like Yes 24 and Kyobo Book Center.
The new single also topped the iTunes music charts in 28 foreign countries including Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, India, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
In the United States, Japan and 13 other countries, the song took the No. 2 spot on the iTunes charts while topping several domestic music charts in China, according to SM.
This teaser image for Red Velvet's new album "Summer Magic" was provided by SM Entertainment. (Yonhap)