It has finally been released and fans couldn’t have been more prepared!

On May 6 at 6 p.m. KST, IU released her new digital single “eight,” featuring and produced by BTS Suga. IU and Suga both participated in the composition and lyrics for the hit song.

Shortly after the song was released, it debuted at No.1 on Melon, Genie, Bugs, and more charts. As of this writing, “eight” is currently the top song on all real-time charts.

“eight” was also able to break many records, it broke the record for the most unique listeners in the first hour on Korea’s largest music site Melon. “eight” was listened to by 199,327 users in the first hour after its release, it beat BTS’s record that they set with “ON” in February this year which recorded 123,489 listeners in the first hour.

The track has also hit the ‘roof’ on Melon and Genie at its debut, as of this writing, the song has had its 7th hit-roof on Melon so far. “eight” accumulated 752,677unique listeners in the first 7 hours alone. It’s also number one on iTunes charts in 55 countries thus far including the US, Australia, Canada, Norway, UAE and many more.

It’s been less than 24 hours since its release, but “eight” is projected to break even more records in the near future.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Have you checked out the track yet? do you like it?


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