Wonho’s Debut Mini-Album ‘Love Synonym (#1): Right for Me’ Tops iTunes Charts Around the World
On Sept. 4, Wonho released his mini-album Love Synonym (#1): Right for Me. The EP marks the Korean singer-songwriter’s solo debut. Like Wonho’s single “Losing You,” Love Synonym (#1): Right for Me topped iTunes charts around the world.
The success of ‘Love Synonym (#1): Right for Me’
Upon its release, Love Synonym (#1): Right for Me dominated iTunes. The EP reached No. 1 on the Worldwide iTunes Album chart. It also peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Top K-Pop Album chart in 20 different countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and Italy. The song landed in the top three spots on the iTunes Top K-Pop Album chart in 10 countries including Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
On Aug. 14, Wonho released a pre-release single called “Losing You.” The piano ballad also made an impact on iTunes and reached No. 1 on iTunes Top K-Pop Songs chart in 16 different countries: the U.S., Mexico, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Chile, Poland, and Romania.
“Losing You” peaked at No. 20 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in the U.S. The “Losing You” music video has nearly 4 million views on YouTube. Wonho released a music video for his song “Open Mind” on the day of the mini-album’s release, and it has over 7 million views on YouTube.
What fans think of Wonho’s solo debut
Based on music video views and iTunes, it is clear fans love that Wonho is back. The singer’s mini-album comes nearly a year after he left K-pop group Monsta X, and for months fans have waited for Wonho to release music as a solo artist.
One Reddit user wrote, “Just finished listening to the album feels really fleshed out, really solid all around and enjoyed it a lot especially not knowing what to expect from his solo work! ‘I Just’ was smooth and soft, the interlude and ‘With You’ had some really interesting instrumentals in them. English version of ‘Open Mind’ was good as expected, ‘Losing You’ still beautiful of course too. ‘Open Mind’ and ‘Lost in Paradise’ are my favorite, fantastic debut solo album!”
Another Reddit user wrote, “I’m so overwhelmed right now. I will always miss seeing him with the rest of his group, but this is an AMAZING solo debut. He’s absolutely in his element, his vocals have NEVER sounded better, and this style suits him so well. I’m so proud of Wonho and so happy for him!”
Wonho will have a virtual concert
In addition to releasing new music, Wonho will also perform in a virtual concert on Sept. 26 at 11 p.m. ET. The concert is put on by LiveXLive, and Wonho will perform songs from Love Synonym (#1): Right for Me. Tickets for the event went on sale on Sept. 11 and start at $19.99 for access to the livestream. Fans can also purchase the livestream and rewatch access for $29.99.
There are two different merchandise bundles available for purchase along with the livestream. The first bundle costs $69.99 and the second costs $79.99. A limited number of fans were also able to purchase a virtual meet-and-greet for $149.99, but it has already sold out.