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(G)I-DLE has made it onto one of the Billboard charts.

 

On the weekly Billboard K-pop 100 Chart that was published on the 26th, “HWAA,” the title track off of G(I)-DLE’s 4th EP, I Burn, was listed at number five. After making its debut on the chart at number 17 a week ago, the song climbed 12 spots and verified (G)I-DLE’s growing popularity.

 

The Billboard K-Pop 100 Chart is Billboard’s main K-pop chart. The rankings of the top 100 songs are determined by compiling downloads, streaming, radio airplay, and TV data. 

 

(G)I-DLE’s new single, “HWAA,” is a moombahton track that conveys the emotions that follow a break-up through the Chinese character pronounced as “hwa,” which can mean both “fire” and “flower.” The song, which was written by group leader So-yeon and co-produced by songwriter Pop Time, features an addictive hook and lyrics that depict a dramatic change in emotions. 

 

I Burn, which was released on January 11, made it to the top of the iTunes albums chart in 52 countries and regions. The EP’s title track, “HWAA,” hit No. 1 on numerous charts in Korea, topped NetEase Music’s weekly K-pop chart for two weeks in a row, and ranked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart. 

 

Adding to their accomplishments on the charts, (G)I-DLE also came in at No. 1 on all of the music programs in the country as soon as they made their comeback, and the group has taken home six music show wins.