TXT’s ‘Freeze’ sells 94,000 copies on first day, tops iTunes in 45 countries

Published June 1, 2021, 12:59 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

TXT (Big Hit Music) 

K-pop boy band Tomorrow X Together, or TXT, released their second studio album “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” on May 31 which includes the carrier track  “0X1=Lovesong (I Know I Love You).” 

According to Korea’s Hanteo Chart, “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” topped the daily physical album chart for May 31 with 94,276 copies sold. 

This is lower by 10,993 compared to the first day sales of TXT’s last album “Minisode 1: Blue Hour,” which had 105,269 copies. 

In addition, “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” topped iTunes Top Albums chart in 45 countries and regions, according to Big Hit Music, surpassing the 30 countries and regions recorded by “Minisode 1.”  

“0X1=Lovesong (I Know I Love You),” on the other hand, became No. 1 on iTunes’ Top Songs chart in 31 countries and regions.  

During an online press conference on May 31, TXT talked about their new album and career since debuting in 2019. 

“In our early debut days, we were simply happy about being able to sing and perform. Now we are at a stage where we are thinking hard and trying to show our opinion more on things like our outfits, concept and choreography,” said Taehyun, Yonhap News reported. 

TXT members participated in making the new album like Soobin writing the lyrics for “Ice Cream.” Yeonjun, Taehyun and Beomgyu participated in “What If I Had Been That PUMA” while Yeonjun, HueningKai, Beomgyu and Taehyun took part in “No Rules” and Yeonjun wrote the lyrics for “Frost.”

BTS’ RM helped in writing “0X1=Lovesong (I Know I Love You).” 

“Producer Bang Si-hyuk was stuck on the lyrics for three weeks and asked RM for help. There was also another candidate for the title, but RM thought the current title was more charming and fit,” said Soobin. 

Included in the album is TXT’s first English song “Magic” and Yeonjun said, “We prepared an original English song, hoping to give it as a gift to our fans. It was our first attempt, and we wanted to release a well-made song.”

Regarding their goals for the new album, Soobin said, “It was amazing how we made it to the Billboard chart, and we are thankful a lot of people are loving us. We do want to get good chart records and also hit No. 1 on (domestic) music programs. I hope that all of us enjoy performing and our fans like (the new album).”