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Monster is the debut mini album released by Red Velvet - Irene & Seulgi. It was released on July 6, 2020 with "Monster" serving as the album's title track.

It was originally set to be released on June 15, 2020 but was delayed due to needing extra time to complete the album.[1]

The physical album comes in three versions: top note, middle note, and base note. Top and middle note was released on July 6th and base note was released on July 15th.

Promotion

On June 21, 2020, SM Entertainment announced the mini-album will be released on July 6, 2020. Preorders started back up again on June 22, 2020.

On June 29, S.M. Entertainment announced that Irene and Seulgi will be holding a countdown V Live broadcast on July 6, 2020, at 5 pm KST for the release of their first mini-album Monster.

On July 2, it was announced that on July 8th at 8 pm KST, Irene & Seulgi the Stage will be posted on Red Velvet's Youtube channel and NaverTV. It's various content that will show various stages of their first mini album's title track "Monster". Revealing their performance of the song for the first time., followed by interviews and then making clips.

On July 6, 2020, at the press conference, it was confirmed that "Naughty" will be promoted as a follow-up song after the promotion of "Monster".

Irene & Seulgi performed "Monster" for the first time at Music Bank on July 10, 2020. They will continue promotions throughout the weekend also appearing on Music Core and Inkigayo.

The music video for "Naughty" was released on July 20th at 12 am KST. After the release of "Naughty", three special videos with a "doppleganger" theme will be uploaded to Red Velvet's channels subsequently. They began music show promotions that week and performed "Naughty" for the first time at Music Bank on July 24, 2020. The three special videos were labeled as episodes. Episode 1: Naughty MV, Episode 2: Irene solo, and Episode 3: Uncover MV (Seulgi solo).

On July 17th, it was announced on instagram that "Uncover" will be getting a music video and it will be released on July 23 at 12 am KST.

Tracklist

No. Title Length
1. "Monster" 2:58
2. "Naughty" 3:19
3. "Diamond" 3:16
4. "Feel Good" 3:13
5. "Jelly" 3:13
6. "Uncover" (Sung by SEULGI) 3:42

Charts

Chart (2020) Peak

Position

South Korea Album (Gaon) 2
Billboard World Albums 5
Billboard Heatseekers Albums 12
UK Digital Albums (OCC) 14

Audio

Spotify

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Monster is the best selling album by a girl group sub-unit on Hanteo.
  • With 52 #1s on iTunes Album Charts around the world, Monster became the album by a sub-unit with the most #1s.
  • Monster is the first Red Velvet album to surpass 150,000 copies on Hanteo.
  • Monster is Red Velvet's best-selling album on Gaon, with 206,394 copies sold. It's also their 1st album to surpass 200,000 copies on Gaon.
  • Monster has achieved the Platinum certification, becoming the first and fastest K-POP group mini album in 2020 on QQ Music to achieve it.
  • Monster is the longest charting K-pop girl group/duo album on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart.

References

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