Rookie K-pop boy band Tempest tops weekly album chart; sets personal best 

Published November 29, 2022, 10:21 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop boy band Tempest topped the weekly music chart in Korea with their comeback album “On and On,” which was released on Nov. 22.

According to Korea’s Hanteo Chart, “On and On” sold 115,406 copies from Nov. 21 to 27 to take the No. 1 spot on the weekly physical album chart.

K-pop boy band Tempest (Twitter)

The total is equivalent to 138,487 physical record index, which incorporates the price of an album in the ranking.

In addition, Tempest recorded a total first-week sales of 130,172 copies from Nov. 22 to 28, a personal best compared to their last album “Shining Up,” which had about 70,000 copies in sales in the first week of release, and “It’s Me, It’s We,” which had 75,015 copies sold.

Tempest, composed of Hanbin, Hwarang, Hyuk, Lew, Hyeongseop, Eunchan and Taerae, talked about their comeback during the showcase for the album.

“Tempest has come back so fast with our new third EP. I couldn’t sleep last night because I was so excited,” said Lew, according to the Korea Herald.

The album is fronted by the song “Dragon,” which the choreography “expresses the way dragons fly with a magic pearl in their claws. We named it the ‘yongyong dance’ [yong means dragon in Korean],” said Hwarang.

Hyeongseop, who competed in the survival audition show “Produce 101” season 2 along with Lew, said, “Our new album is much more charismatic and performance-focused than our previous releases.”

“It was fun for me because I had practiced a lot of powerful concepts when I was on audition shows in the past,” said Hanbin, a Vietnamese.

“So many things have happened during our first year. Our goal for the rest of this year is to go through our promotional activities for ‘On and On’ healthy and safely. We also want to participate in a lot of end-of-the-year awards ceremonies and events to show off Tempest’s stage performances,” said Lew.