Summer is with us, and the band Busker Busker is likely to continue the fever it has been generating in the music market since spring.
The band’s completed album, which was released on June 21 at midnight, is sweeping all the rankings from the first to the fifth on major music websites such as M.net, Melon, Bugs, Soribada, Olleh Music, Naver Music, and Daum Music. Along with the title track, “If You Really Love Me,” all the songs on the album, “It’s Hard to Face You,” “Neon Sign,” “Showers,” and “Please Wait,” are lined up one after another on the charts.
Their advance in the industry was somewhat predictable because their first official album was quite successful. However, because there are many competitive artists at work at the moment and the band had announced that it would not give any performances before or after the release, people have wondered if their album was going to make an impact.
As you already know, their album is on a remarkable roll in the market with a phenomenon called the “all-kill-ranking,” and it has proved that people’s negative prediction was groundless. The album gained greater reactions from music fans than the official one, and it seems that the first album’s success planted a seed of trust in people, such that they are now naturally listening to all of their new songs.
CJ E&M’s music division, which produced the album, says, “In just three months since their debut, Busker Busker have made their title a worthy brand name that people are inspired to listen to just reading the group’s name. It’s one case whereby pure passion for music successfully appealed to public.”
The band will perform their new songs only during their Youth Bus encore concert, which will be held on the 22nd and the 23rd of June, and well wrap up their activities for the first album.