ZEROBASEONE proved to be the best rookie of the year
ZEROBASEONE proved to be the best rookie of the year
The group ZEROBASEONE is gaining explosive popularity across generations.

ZEROBASEONE (Seong Han-bin, Kim Ji-woong, Jang Hao, Seok Matthew, Kim Tae-rae, Ricky, Kim Kyu-bin, Park Gun-wook, Han Yu-jin) released their debut album 'YOUTH IN THE SHADE' on July 10th. As they were born with the overwhelming support of fans from 184 countries and regions through Mnet's 'Boys Planet', they broke new K-POP records one after another upon their debut, establishing themselves as the best rookies of the year in name and reality.

In particular, ZEROBASEONE held its first fan concert at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul last August, just one month after its debut, and sold out all 18,000 seats, proving its huge popularity. In 2023, ZEROBASEONE will debut in just 6 months. I summarized the achievements made in numbers.

▲ Two consecutive albums exceeded 2 million copies... Became a ‘Double Million Seller’
ZEROBASEONE quickly became a 'million seller' with 'YOUTH IN THE SHADE', selling approximately 1.24 million copies within one day of its release. ZEROBASEONE is the first K-POP group in history to become a million-seller with their debut album. They later became 'double million sellers' with cumulative sales exceeding 2 million copies based on Circle's monthly chart in September.

ZEROBASEONE's 2nd mini album 'MELTING POINT', released on November 6, also surpassed approximately 1.45 million copies within one day of release and became a 'double million seller' by selling a total of 2,131,352 copies in the first week. As a result, ZEROBASONE became the first K-POP group to have two consecutive albums become million-sellers in just one day, and to become a double million-seller.

▲ The cumulative number of Spotify streams reached approximately 89 million.
ZEROBASEONE is also recording encouraging results on music charts. According to Spotify, the world's largest music streaming platform, the cumulative streaming count of all songs from the two albums ZEROBASEONE has released so far exceeded 88.9 million as of the 26th. The cumulative number of streams for their debut song ‘In Bloom’ reaches a whopping 34 million.

In addition, ZEROBASEONE is also prominent on major global charts such as Japan and China. Even before their official debut in Japan, their two albums, 'YOUTH IN THE SHADE' and 'MELTING POINT', landed at the top of Japan's Oricon weekly album rankings immediately after their release. Among these, 'MELTING POINT' was awarded a gold badge by QQ Music, China's largest music streaming service platform.

▲ Attending prestigious awards ceremonies… A total of 9 awards, including 5 Rookie of the Year awards
Thanks to their achievements on various album and music charts, ZEROBASEONE is sweeping leading domestic awards ceremonies. They emerged as '5th generation icons' by winning a total of 9 trophies, including 5 Rookie of the Year awards, within 5 months of their debut. As ZEROBASEONE has won the main prize and is continuing its unbelievable, generation-transcending performance as a 5th generation rookie group, expectations are high for their future activities.

Meanwhile, ZEROBASEONE has recently been meeting fans by appearing one after another on various year-end broadcast programs. Not only does it have a splendid scale suitable for the year-end stage, but it also presents a variety of attractions on each stage with the brilliant visuals of 9 members and 9 colors reminiscent of the Prince of White, powerful yet intense synchronized dance, and a VCR that melts the group's narrative. They have confirmed their attendance at the '33rd Seoul Music Awards' on January 2nd next year and the '38th Golden Disc Awards' on January 6th, and attention is focused on whether they will receive additional awards as well as the new stage they will present.

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter translated by google