A month after its release, the boy band’s rising hit reaches a new peak.
The timing Pentagon's confirmation for KCON 2018 New York yesterday couldn't have been better: The boy band just scored their first Top 10 hit on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart.
After four weeks on the chart, the 10-member outfit's latest single “Shine” rises to No. 10 with an additional 1,000 copies sold in the week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music. The minimal, hip-hop/pop cut originally debuted at No. 11 on the World Digital Song Sales chart dated April 14, falling spots in the following two weeks, before jumping to its new, No. 10 peak. The rise marks a rare moment where a K-pop track hits a new peak weeks after its release when most songs from the scene peak in the first and sometimes second week. All in all, the song has sold 3,000 copies and scored 2.8 million on-demand streams in the U.S.
While Pentagon originally debuted with an aggressive and heavy style, heard on their first single “Gorilla” that dropped in 2016, this latest single notes a lighter sound for the guys with more playful melodies and catchy earworms. While past tracks like “Critical Beauty” or “Like This” were ambitious, they seemed to struggle to connect the multiple genres the Pentagon members were looking to exhibit. With “Shine,” the beat is kept more simpler and allows the band to subtly add in new vocal and instrumental styles inside the production.
To date, Pentagon have also made appearances on Billboard's World Albums (with the Positive EP, from which “Shine” is lifted, also peaking at No. 10) and the Social 50 chart (making their debut at No. 37 on the chart dated April 21, 2018).
Pentagon, along with a slew other K-pop superstars like Wanna One, Red Velvet, NCT 127, EXID, Super Junior and more, will perform at Newark's Prudential Center next month on June 23 and 24. In the meantime, watch Pentagon bring “Shine” to life a recent live performance below: