Kep1er Comeback Song Up! Earns First Win On KBS Music Bank

Kep1er Up! win KBS Music Bank
Image Credit: KBS Music Bank

Kep1er made their comeback on June 20, 2022, with their second EP, Doublast. After a week of their comeback, the girl group snagged their first win for their song Up! on KBS Music Bank.

During the July 1 broadcast on KBS Music Bank, Kep1er’s Up! and TWICE’s Nayeon’s POP! were the candidates for first place.

In the tough competition, Kep1er took their first win with 7268 points over Nayeon, who had 6707 points.

Point Distribution

The total points distribution for Kep1er’s Up! was as follows:

Score SystemPoints
Digital Singles17
Airtime Frequency6000
Viewer Preferences0
Album Sales1220
Social Media Count31
Total Points7268
Source: KBS Music Bank (June 1, 2022)

Meanwhile, Nayeon’s POP! point distribution was as follows:

Score SystemPoints
Digital Singles341
Airtime Frequency4500
Viewer Preferences0
Album Sales1865
Social Media Count1
Total Points6707
Source: KBS Music Bank (June 1, 2022)

Since the release of Kep1er’s Up! on June 20, 2022, the song and the music video have reached global attention.

It peaked at #14 on the South Korean Download Gaon Music Chart on the chart issue dated June 19 to 25, 2022. It also peaked at #27 on the Billboard Japan Top 100 on the chart issue dated June 29, 2022.

The combination of punk/house genre single Up! was released by Wake Up Entertainment as the EP Doublast lead single. The music video for Up! was issued on June 20, 2022.

This is not the first win of KBS Music Bank for the nine-member girl group Kep1er. Back on January 14, they snagged the win for their song Wa Da Da with 3678 points.

KBS Music Bank (June 1) Performers

In this week’s (June 1) edition of KBS Music Bank, the comebacks were made by fromis_9 with their song Stay this Way, Sunmi’s Heart Burn, HUTA’s BOOM, and XG’s Mascara. Meanwhile, Lapillus debuted their song HIT YA!.

Other performers include:

bugAboo POP

ICHILLIN’ La Luna

PIXY Villain

CLASS:y CLASSY

DRIPPIN ZERO

DAWN Stupid Cool

LOONA Flip That

Youngjae SUGAR

Kep1er Up!

Nayeon POP!

Recently, on June 24, 2022, TWICE’s Nayeon made her comeback with her solo debut album, IM NAYEON. The first music video of her album POP! premiered on June 24.

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