IU's new album splashes onto weekly Mnet chart

Album jacket of IU's EP album "Real" [Loen Entertainment]

Solo songstress IU reigned on cable music channel Mnet's charts last week with her new release.

"Good Day", the title track to her second EP album "Real" released December 9, debuted atop Mnet's weekly singles chart for the week of December 6 to 12.

The song tells of the nervous yet exuberant moment a girl feels when confessing her love to a guy.

Five of the total six tracks on her new record, excluding the instrumental version of "Good Day", also placed within the top 20 slots of the singles chart.

"How Dare You", a spunky dance number from four-member girl group Sistar's third single album, reached No. 2 after jumping up 11 steps from the previous week. Its lyrics sing of a girl playfully accusing a guy of playing games with her.

"Lovely You", a collaboration between singer Lim Jeong-hee and musical director Kolleen Park took third place.

Meanwhile, IU's latest release took the No.1 slot on Mnet's weekly albums chart as well, pushing down male ballad band Brown Eyed Soul's third album "BROWNEYED SOUL" a step to second place. The latter group had topped rankings for two consecutive weeks.

The spots for No. 3 to 5 were claimed by all three soundtrack albums to popular SBS drama "Secret Garden" starring Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won.

Soundtrack album Pt.1 containing title track "That Woman" by Baek Ji-young and Soundtrack Pt.2 with "Appear" by Kim Bum-soo maintained their places at No.3 and No.4, respectively, from its previous week.

Soundtrack album Pt.3 featuring the title track "Reason" by Shin Yong-jae from 4Men however, slipped from second to fifth on the chart.

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