Girls' Generation's Seohyun Sends Solo Debut to World, Heatseekers Albums Charts
Most notably, Seohyun's debut EP Don't Say No debuts at No. 3 on the World Albums chart making it the biggest K-pop album in America this week. That's right in line with her fellow Girls' Generation members Tiffany (whose I Just Wanna Dance EP also debuted at No. 3) and just behind the group's leader Taeyeon, who scored a No. 1 when her debut EP I: The 1st Mini Album debuted at the top spot, while her sophomore EP Why started at No. 2.
Don't Say No also makes it into the Heatseekers Albums chart, a ranking which sees fewer K-pop albums, starting at No. 23. Comparatively, Tiffany has peaked at No. 10 on Heatseekers while Taeyeon peaked at No. 5 after her two releases.
Despite being its youngest member, Seohyun has consistently been a strong presence in Girls' Generation with the 25-year-old becoming even more of a prominent vocalist as the nearly 10-year-old girl group grows older. With Don't Say No, Seohyun makes an even stronger case to be one to watch by offering a slew of songs that all boast different moods and feels, but are wrapped in a bubblegum-pop sheen. While the EP's title track boasts an Ariana Grande–esque R&B-pop sound, Seohyun also moves to dark trap-pop on "Magic," charming acoustic pop on "Lonely Love," and even tries her hand at tropical house-pop with standout "Hello" featuring Eric Nam.
While this is the first appearance for Seohyun as a solo artist on World and Heatseekers Albums, Don't Say No marks her third appearance on World Albums after charting entries as a part of both Girls' Generation and Girls' Generation-TTS, the sub-splinter group made up of herself, Taeyeon and Tiffany.
Watch Seohyun own the stage all on her with one of the first live performances of "Magic" below: