(G)I-DLE breaks its own opening week album sales record with 'I feel'


Girl group (G)I-DLE's latest EP is the fourth-most sold girl group album on its first week of release, agency CUBE Entertainment announced Monday.

(G)I-DLE's latest EP, "I feel," which dropped on May 15, sold over 1.16 million copies in the first week of its release, a significant increase over the girl group's last EP, "Nxde" (2022), which sold 678,000 albums in the first week, and "Tomboy" (2022) at 176,900 albums.

The music video for the lead track "Queencard" and its performance video became the most and second-most trending YouTube videos in Korea, with the music video hitting more than six million views as of Monday.

The album also topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 18 regions worldwide upon its release, including Singapore, Turkey, Mexico and others.

Currently consisting of Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Yuqi and Shuhua, the girl group debuted in 2018 under CUBE Entertainment. (G)I-DLE is known for its hits — mostly composed and produced by the leader Soyeon — "Latata" (2018), "Lion" (2019), "DUMDi DUMDi" (2020), "Tomboy" (2022) and "Nxde" (2022). Minnie and Yuqi have also participated in producing all six tracks in the album.