XG’s 2nd Single ‘MASCARA’ Debuts at #1 on iTunes Charts in 17 Countries

13.July.2022 | MUSIC

Japanese hip-hop R&B girls group XG released their second single MASCARA on June 29, 2022. In only a few short weeks, the track has made big waves around the world.

 

MASCARA managed to reach #1 on the iTunes Song Chart (Alternative) in 17 countries. It also reached #25 on the WorldWide iTunes Song Chart, which combines results from 175 countries around the world. On the Billboard JAPAN HOT 100 chart for July 6, MASCARA ranked 48th. The CD Box was sold out within one week of its release.

 

Since the song’s release, the group has appeared on a series of popular Korean music shows such as Mnet’s MCOUNTDOWN, KBS 2TV’s MUSIC BANK, and MBC’s Show! Music Core. XG’s performance on MCOUNTDOWN on June 30 has already been watched over 1.39 million times, while their performance video from SBS’s THE SHOW on July 5 ranked first in Japan on YouTube’s fastest-rising ranking. The girls have an incredibly strong stage presence and are scheduled to appear on five music programs in a row going forward. This is unprecedented for a Japanese girl’s group. 

 

Fans of the group have been posting dancing videos on TikTok and YouTube since the song was released, and many posts describe the choreography during the chorus as the ‘shuriken dance.’ 

 

On July 11, a making-of video from the set of the MASCARA visual was released on YouTube, showing off the girl’s individual personalities. 

 

XG – MASCARA (Photoshoot | Behind The Scenes)

 

XG – MASCARA (Official Music Video)

 

 

With tons of new content incoming and tons of popularity already growing worldwide, expectations are high going forward, so keep an eye on XG!

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