SHINee Scores No. 1 on iTunes Charts with New Album + Soars High on the Global Digital Artist Rankings – KpopHit

SHINee’s back! The quartet’s new album “Don’t Call Me” has seen significant success not only in South Korea but all over the world!


(Photo : SHINee Official Twitter Account)

SHINee Releases New Album as a Full Group after Almost Three Years

On Feb. 22, the “Princes of K-pop” made their long-awaited comeback with the release of their seventh full album titled “Don’t Call Me.” This album, which is the group’s first one in two years and six months, consists of nine songs of different genres.

Kenzie, Rodnae ‘Chikk’ Bell, and Dwayne ‘Dem Jointz’ were the ones responsible for the composition of the title track, also titled “Don’t Call Me.” It is a dance song with an addictive melody and is based on hip hop that makes use of vocoder effect together with 808 bass sounds and other distinct synth sounds.

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Kenzie was also the one who wrote the lyrics of SHINee’s “Don’t Call Me,” which conveys the emotions of someone who was betrayed by love. The music video for the title track was also dropped on the same day as the single’s official release. In just 16 hours and two minutes, the MV exceeded five million views, becoming SHINee’s fastest music video to attain the feat.

SHINee Tops iTunes Charts across the Globe and other International Charts with New Album

Following its launch, SHINee’s new album rocketed to No. 1 on iTunes Top Album charts in at least 46 different countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and more. Considering this, it’s no wonder why the album hit No. 1 on the worldwide iTunes Album chart.

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(Photo : SHINee Official Twitter Account)

“Don’t Call Me” was also well-received in China that the album climbed up to the top of the digital album sales charts on the country’s QQ Music and Kuwo Music. Japanese SHAWOLs (SHINee’s fan club) also showed support to the group’s new release, which has now claimed the No. 1 spot on the country’s Line Music Album Top 100 chart.

In addition to this, SHINee’s “Don’t Call Me” has reached the first position on Apple Music Album chart in two countries, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

SHINee Charts on the Global Digital Artist Rankings + New Song Enters Domestic and International Charts

Since SHINee’s new album is receiving lots of love from fans all over the world, the same thing happens to the album’s title track, also titled “Don’t Call Me.” The song ranked No. 1 on Korea’s real-time music charts such as Genie, Bugs, and Vibe. It also made it to MelOn’s daily chart, claiming the No. 25 spot, as well as to FLO at No. 13.

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On top of that, SHINee’s new song becomes a new entry to the worldwide iTunes Song chart, coming in eighth place. This is the quartet’s highest position on the said chart. Meanwhile, on the Global Digital Artist Ranking, the “Princes of K-pop” is at No. 7, showing how well SHINee’s “Don’t Call Me” is doing on the world’s major music sites such as iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, and Spotify.

Congratulations, SHINee!

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Written by Mhaliya Scott


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