Zion.T’s new album “OO” is staying in No.1 on the iTunes albums chart of Taiwan, as of February 1 in the morning. That is his first No.1 on a foreign music chart, since his debut. Including No.2 on the iTunes albums chart of Vietnam, Zion.T is staying in high ranks on the iTunes charts of seven countries including Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Philippines. Title track “The Song” is dominating music charts, taking No.1 on the charts of a variety of music-streaming websites in Korea as well. By achieving such a big success on charts, Zion.T is living up to his nickname as the “gangster on music charts”.
“Complex”, another song included in “OO”, also took No.1 on the iTunes chart of Macao and Vietnam. “Complex” is a song featured by BIGBANG’s G-DRAGON. In the song, Zion.T and G-DRAGON frankly talk about their complexes and criticize one another, in the form of conversation. Not only “The Song”, the title track, but also other songs of Zion.T’s new album are enjoying great popularity.
Zion.T talked about his No.1 on a foreign music chart to Daily Sports, through his label. He showed a modest attitude, saying, “It’s hard to believe that I took No.1 on a foreign chart. It’s all thanks to Jiyong (G-DRAGON).”
Even though Zion.T credited such success to G-DRAGON, he proved his remarkable presence in the music scene with “The Song”. Zion.T took the original sound tracks of tvN’s drama series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” down the charts and totally changed the game on charts by making every song in his new album be ranked in top places. So far, Zion.T has taken No.1 with every song he released, including, “Yanghwa Bridge”, “Eat”, “No Make Up”, etc. That is why he picked up the nickname of the “gangster on music charts”.
Zion.T worked especially hard on “OO”, as it is his first album since he joined “The Black Label”, YG Entertainment’s subsidiary label which is led by producer TEDDY, a year ago. So, the album well-displays his unique sentiment and style. A typical love story feels all different when it is sung by Zion.T. His witty expression and sensitivity appeal to many people. Plus, featuring by G-DRAGON and Beenzino made Zion.T’s new album all the more special. Music fans are now expecting to see Zion.T’s long-run hit.