WINNER’s MINO is dominating music charts with his first solo album, ‘XX’. 

MINO’s new song ‘FIANCÉ’ was placed at no. 1 on music charts including Melon, Genie, Mnet, and Olleh Music as of November 28 at 8 AM. He is maintaining his top position from the 26th, when he released his first solo album.

Furthermore, other songs from the album including ‘TRIGGER’, ‘HOPE’, and ‘O2’ are also listed on the real-time chart, receiving favorable reviews from the public.

Moreover, it is noticeable that MINO was credited as a writer, composer, and producer for all 12 songs from the album. MINO enthusiastically worked on the album as he has spent all of his time working on music in his personal studio, except when he was asleep.

MINO also proved his global influence. The album ‘XX’ topped iTunes Album Charts in 17 different regions including Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. The title song ‘FIANCÉ’ also topped iTunes Charts in 9 different regions. 

US Billboard also praised MINO and his album by writing, “WINNER’s MINO came back with a new genre, incorporating elements of trot music into Hip-Hop” and added, “The MV inspired by traditional Korean culture and its beauty is also impressive”.

The song ‘FIANCÉ’ samples ‘Soyanggang Maid’, a popular song from the 70s. By doing so, the song adds elements of old Korean songs into the genre of Hip-Hop with sophistication. MINO created his unique genre with the crossover of Hip-Hop and trot. The unique and original combination of the two genres is creating waves in the K-Pop scene. The song ‘FIANCÉ’ includes a familiar melody with fresh variations on its rhythm, while the catchy melody and lyrics of the hook captures the listeners’ ears in an instant. The melody created through electric organs stick into ones’ ears while the lyrics that metaphorically state someone that’s missed as ‘fiancé’ or ‘blue bird’ sounds new and brilliant.

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