Korean singer Zion.T’s new album sweeps local music charts

February 1, 2017
This image, provided by YG Entertainment, shows South Korean hip-hop/R&B singer Zion.T.

This image, provided by YG Entertainment, shows South Korean hip-hop/R&B singer Zion.T.

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) — South Korean hip-hop/R&B singer Zion.T’s new album “OO” has swept eight local music charts, dethroning the megahit soundtracks of the tvN drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” according to the singer’s agency Wednesday.

The lead single “The Song” immediately topped seven major domestic charts upon its release including Melon, Mnet, Genie, Naver Music, Bugs Music, Soribada and Monkey3. Moreover, the song “Complex” featuring BIGBANG’s G-Dragon snatched the No. 1 spot in Olleh Music, rising triumphant in the fiercely competitive music industry.

Other featured songs on the album also dominated the top ten slots, making headlines as tracks to have risen above the high standards set by “Guardian,” which has reigned the list for some time.

The lead song’s paradoxical lyrics “I hope this song doesn’t get famous” has captivated the listeners’ attention. The singer, instead, hopes his song, which was written while reminiscing about a person for an entire day, will not be easily forgotten like most short-lived hits. The frank lyrics have made the fans questions if the singer is in a relationship. The talking style of the track makes the lyrics easy to understand.

Another hit song, “Complex,” produced in a dialogue style between Zion.T and G-Dragon, has the two singers sharing their thoughts on having an inferiority complex.

In the song, Zion.T brings up feeling self-conscious about being short and too skinny, but the BIGBANG leader replies in a cute and arrogant way, “Sorry, that don’t bother me ’cause I’m G-Dragon.”

The highly anticipated album has also come under the spotlight because its the first ever released by the singer after he transfered his agency into The Black Label, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment. Music critics are asking if the musical thumbprint of the entertainment giant is embedded in the tracks.

“The album is being highly evaluated as many of the songs have made it into the charts,” YG Entertainment said.