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WINNER dethrones IU to reign on music charts home, abroad

All Headlines 10:31 April 05, 2017

SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boy band WINNER on Wednesday topped major music streaming charts with its new EP album "Fate Number For," according to its agency.

The album's title track "Really Really" stood at No. 1 on seven music streaming services, including Melon, Olleh Music, Genie Music and Naver Music, as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to YG Entertainment.

"Really Really" overtook singer-songwriter IU's "Through The Night," which dominated major charts for over a week since its release.

"Fool," another track on WINNER's new album, also entered the top tier of most charts.

"Really Really," a tropical house genre number, breaks from WINNER's mostly sentimental vibe in the past, while "Fool" is a slow tempo piano ballad in which the team said they tried to convey an emotion totally opposite from "Really Really."

The album, WINNER's first new material in 14 months, also stormed Apple's iTunes charts throughout the world. It rose to No. 1 on 21 iTunes album charts, including in Mexico, Colombia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. The album climbed to seventh place on the American iTunes chart.

WINNER debuted in August 2014, marking YG's first male idol team in eight years after BIGBANG. "Color Ring" and "Empty" on the debut album "2014 S/S" stormed streaming charts at home and abroad, earning the group the nickname "Monster Rookie."

This promotional image provided by YG Entertainment shows WINNER, which on April 4, 2017, made a comeback after 14 months with EP album "Fate Number For." (Yonhap)

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