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Sunmi Earns Best U.S. Sales Week Yet With ‘Heroine’ Single

Sunmi continues to shine as a solo star, hitting yet another chart milestone in her career with "Heroine" earning her best sales week yet in America.

Sunmi continues to shine as a solo star, hitting yet another chart milestone in her career.

The former Wonder Girls member sees her latest single “Heroine” jump from No. 10 to No. 3 on Billboard‘s World Digital Song Sales chart this week, selling 2,000 downloads in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen Music. The song was originally released on Jan. 18 with the charting week ending that day originally giving her less than one day of sales. Now, with a full week of sales counted, she lands her best sales week yet in America. “Heroine” is the second-best-selling K-pop song in America this week, only surpassed by BTS‘ “Mic Drop (Remix)” that spends its ninth week on the Billboard Hot 100.


Previously, Sunmi’s 2017 single “Gashina” — her first under a new label at MakeUs Entertainment — debuted at No. 3 on World Digital Song Sales with 1,000 copies. And just like with her last release, “Heroine” was written by the starlet and YG Entertainment producer Teddy (BIGBANG, Blackpink, G-Dragon), and composed by Teddy and producer 24. Fueling an additional interest in the song have been claims that sections sound similar to Cheryl Cole‘s 2010 single “Fight for This Love” to which Teddy has denied any plagiarism claims. 

In addition to “Gashina,” Sunmi previously sent “Full Moon” to No. 13 on World Digital Song Sales. She also sent four entries to the chart during her time with Wonder Girls with her highest-peaking song as a member of the band (which was from 2007 to 2010, and again from 2015 to 2017) coming via 2016 single “Why So Lonely” at No. 5.

Watch Sunmi perform a heavily stylized version of “Heroine” below: