US Billboard spotlighted SEUNGRI’s first solo album, ‘THE GREAT SEUNGRI’.
On July 20 (local time), Billboard wrote about SEUNGRI’s comeback through an article titled, ‘BIGBANG’s Seungri Releases New Album ‘The Great Seungri’ & 1950s-Inspired ’1, 2, 3′ Video: Watch’.
Billboard introduced SEUNGRI’s first solo album and the fact that he made his solo artist comeback in 5 years since he last released ‘Let’s Talk About Love’. They also introduced the title track ‘1, 2, 3!’ as a song in a glamorous Pop-rock genre.
Billboard wrote, “The music video for ‘1, 2, 3!’ is full of nods to the ’50s, featuring jukeboxes, throwback arcade games, vintage cars, and outfits that look like they could appear in remake of Grease”. They continued to praise SEUNGRI by writing, “With a clap-happy beat and perky guitar riffs driving the tune, “1, 2, 3” overflows with SEUNGRI’s characteristic charisma as he tries to seduce the listener with his both wit and humor”.
Billboard also mentioned features from SEUNGRI’s juniors from YG by introducing, “WINNER’s MINO and iKON’s B.I helped SEUNGRI on creating his first album as featuring artists”.
While receiving Billboard’s attention, SEUNGRI’s album topped iTunes Comprehensive Album Charts in 15 countries including Armenia, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, proving his global influence.
Also, the album was ranked at no. 1 on the daily and weekly album sales charts of QQ Music, which is China’s largest music platform. The results proved SEUNGRI’s huge popularity in the Greater China Region.