The popularity of Hwasa’s first mini-album Maria is jaw-dropping.
Shortly after its release, Hwasa’a first mini-album Maria topped iTunes Top Album charts in 20 countries, including the US, Austria, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Mexico, Oman, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey. In particular, Hwasa became the first Korean female solo artist to top the US iTunes Top Album chart, making the achievement even more meaningful.
Besides, the title track “Maria” is also receiving global attention by topping music charts in various countries. Its music video ranked second in YouTube’s Worldwide Trend.
Also, TeenVogue introduced the song as “an honest reflection on being under an intense spotlight, and a powerful reminder to herself not to lose her sense of self because of that.”
Maria is Hwasa’s first mini-album in six years since her debut, and is a diary-like album that brings out a precious story she wanted to tell herself and the public. You can feel the affectionate message of Hwasa, who sincerely sympathizes with those who are hurt by others and the world and gives comfort.