In the competitive world of K-pop, the rookie group ZEROBASEONE has made an impressive debut. They won their first music show just nine days after their debut and clinched another win the next day. Their first mini album, YOUTH IN THE SHADE, set first-week sales records.

ZEROBASEONE‘s first win was on SBS’s The Show. Some group members expressed gratitude to their families and fans on air.

Canadian-Korean Seok Matthew shared his feelings about ZEROBASEONE’s first win in English.

ZEROBASEONE’s second win came on MBC M’s SHOW CHAMPION. This time, all nine members got to speak.

ZEROBASEONE is a Million-Seller

The group’s first mini album, YOUTH IN THE SHADE, solidified their place in the K-pop industry. According to Hanteo, a music sales tracker, the album sold a remarkable 1,822,028 copies in its first week. This made ZEROBASEONE the first K-pop group to become a million-seller with a debut album. It also put YOUTH IN THE SHADE in the all-time top five for the highest first-week sales of a K-pop group album.

The success of YOUTH IN THE SHADE extends beyond album sales. All six songs from the album, including the lead single “In Bloom,” entered Korean charts like MelOn, Genie, and Bugs right after its release. It also surpassed 3,350,000 streams on Spotify and ranked No. 2 for five consecutive days on LINE Music’s daily chart, showing the group’s international appeal.

Meanwhile, the official MV for “In Bloom” keeps racking up views. They also released a performance version of the MV. Check it out below.

Their journey so far clearly indicates that they are not just another rookie group but a force to be reckoned with in K-pop. As they continue to break records and win hearts, ZEROBASEONE’s future looks very bright indeed. –K-pop News Writer

Featured Image: This was taken on the set of their concept trailer shoot. Source: Twitter/WAKEONE’s official Twitter account.