New g.o.d. album sweeps Korean charts

July 8, 2014
(Sidus HQ)

(Sidus HQ)

SEOUL (Yonhap) — The newest album by South Korean pop legends g.o.d. has dominated local charts just hours after its online release Tuesday.

Shortly after being released at midnight, “Stories We’ve Lived,” the main track of the band’s much-anticipated eighth full-length album “Chapter 8,” topped real-time charts of nine local music streaming websites, including Melon, Olleh Music, Mnet, Naver Music and Daum Music.

The song features Megan Lee, best known for her appearance on “Star Audition: The Great Birth,” a popular audition program on South Korean broadcaster MBC.

Also in the top 10 were eight or nine other songs from the album, including “Saturday Night,” “Normal Day,” “Sing for Me” and “I Like It.”

Surprised by how well the album fared in the local scene, sources from the group’s management agency said it was mulling plans to have the five members appear on local TV later this month.

“We’re currently discussing the possibility of having them appear on TV sometime after their concert in Seoul,” a source at SidusHQ said. “It will likely be on a music program, not necessarily a music competition program.”

A top Korean pop act of the late 90s and early 2000s, g.o.d. took a nine-year hiatus following its seventh album “Into the Sky.”

Two concerts marking the group’s 15th anniversary are scheduled at Seoul’s Sports Complex this Saturday and Sunday.