Isn't it well established by now, that it is primarily the fans, who will never ever even unpack the album, don't even have a player to play, who will buy albums, out of loyalty to the idol, irrespective of the music.
Larger the fandom, more such buys.
Idols aren't complaining.
Nevertheless a far better indicator of a song's success is digital ULs.
And IU is unshakeable on the initial ULs, and pretty strong in longevity.
800K plus first 24 hr ULs, for Celebrity
Rose did 400K plus, that's pretty good, but doesn't surpass IU.
Wonder if Lisa can surpass Rose?
When it comes to SK charting, I honestly believe Lisa won't surpass Rosé. For a rookie soloist, Rosé did 400k ULs when other top girl groups weren't able to do this year.
But maybe in international charting and sales, she might surpass Rosé. With BBH100, with bigger sales, she might chart higher than Rosé. With BB Global 200 and BB Global 200 Exc. US, she won't since Rosé got #1 on those charts. They might have the same ranking there. In China, she might surpass Rosé since she's more famous there.
Anyway, when it comes to international, Lisa might surpass Rosé but not in SK.
There's no replay button for album sales and Rosé easily outsold.
I just can't help but laugh at OP's comment about Rosé's solo. She did extremely well for a rookie soloist and an English song.
Rose solo didn't surpass any of the female solos artists I mentioned
Kpop stans need to learn how to differentiate between abusing the replay button on YouTube and actual recognition and impact.
Only IU Rosé didn't surpassed in SK charting. But internationally and sales, she surpassed IU.
SK charting? No.
Internationally(West, China, SEA) charting? For sure.
Physical and digital sales? Yes
It gave us so many beautiful examples of why Rosé is such a good singer while carrying her incredible charm
One of the best thing that happened to Rosé this year.
Different takes on the song that are all great but Rosé's was so good to me because it highlighted her vocal color. She really needs to sing an OST.
Rosé really needs an OST. Her cover of Nell's song was so good.
You and I
Over the Sky
I cannot wait for their comeback. Let's go, Queens!
LSG was more expected to do well than Psycho because of how RV had succeeding underwhelming songs before Psycho.
D4 for sure.