MONSTA X’s I.M has risen to the top of iTunes’ Worldwide Album Chart for two consecutive days (Feb. 19th and 20th) with his first solo album.
The artist’s first solo digital mini-album DUALITY released on February 19th is going viral among music fans as it shows off an extraordinary level of perfection. Shortly after its release, DUALITY topped the iTunes Worldwide Album Chart and topped the Top Album Charts in 18 different countries and regions. It succeeded in garnering global responses, as all the tracks in the album charted in the Worldwide Song Chart. The title track “God Damn” also entered the Top 10 on Amazon’s Best Seller Digital Song Chart.
The success of the album has also been proven within local charts. 5 tracks including the title “God Damn” entered Bugs Music’s real-time chart from second to sixth place.
DUALITY is an honest album about the duality of one’s inner and outer sides. I.M participated in writing, composing, and arranging all five tracks to deliver his special and sincere music to the world. Although the album contains music completely different from MONSTA X’s, it has been well received by global fans so far. “God Damn” is a hip-hop track that depicts the feelings of having no choice but to lie to oneself, saying that they’re happy even without being so.
The interest for I.M’s solo debut has also been hot online. In time for the release of DUALITY, hashtags such as #IM_DUALITY (both in English and Korean) were trending real-time, around the world. Fans are celebrating as they send passionate responses to the singer’s first solo debut.
As I.M rises as an ‘all-round artist’ through this mini-album, it is worth keeping an eye out for what will become of DUALITY in the bigger global music scene.