K-pop star Kang Daniel’s new album “Cyan” sold more than 163,000 copies in three days and topped iTunes in 12 countries including the Philippines.
Kang Daniel released the mini-album on March 24 to signal his return to the K-pop music scene. “Cyan” contains five tracks including “2U” and “Touchin.’”
According to Korea’s Hanteo music chart, “Cyan” sold 100,028 copies on the first day of release to top the album chart. It placed second on March 25 with 8,995 copies sold and rose to first place again on March 26 with 54,326 copies in sales. In total, “Cyan” sold 163,349 copies in the first three days.
Another tally by Gaon music chart showed that Kang Daniel’s album sold 159,546 copies in the first three days: 98,581 on March 24; 7,450 on March 25; and 53,515 on March 26.
On iTunes, “Cyan” became No. 1 on the Top Albums chart in nine countries and regions: Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, Thailand, and Indonesia, Osen reported.
Kang Daniel told Osen that he’s happy to be back with “Cyan,” saying, “To me, this album is precious, and it also likes my new challenge. Maybe I can do well in this comeback.”
He hopes the album will energize his fans amid the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“I would like to tell Danity this more than anything, that I want everyone to be healthy. Health is the top priority. Amid the current situation, it’s hard to say that it’s a good time for the comeback, but I have a lot of things to show you this year, so I’m still going to follow the schedule. Surely, you all have been getting through this hard time together, so I hope this album’s music will bring positive energy to you,” he said.