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ONEUS debut: New K-pop boy band under Rainbow Bridge World debuts with Valkyrie, charts well on iTunes worldwide

Oneus pose for pre-debut promotions
Oneus pose for pre-debut promotions. Image Credit: Rainbow Bridge World (RBW) Entertainment

Oneus (stylized as ONEUS), the new K-pop boy band formed under Rainbow Bridge World (RBW) Entertainment, just made their debut. Their album Light Us featuring title track song Valkyrie is having a strong showing on iTunes worldwide.

Who is ONEUS and how did they form?

ONEUS was first made known through a new group trailer to the K-pop community back on June 25, 2018.

K-pop fans quickly realized four of the members consisted of former contestants from music competition variety shows. Seoho, Keonhee, and Hwangwoon were formerly on the second season of Produce 101.

Hwangwoon was also a part of MIXNINE alongside Ravn. The other members are Leedo and Xion.

It should also be noted that ONEUS is RBW Entertainment’s first boy band.

The other boy bands under the label’s umbrella, Vromance and Onewe, were either formed in a label that was absorbed into RBW Entertainment (Vromance was originally signed to WA Entertainment) or formed in another label and signed on to RBW Entertainment when their other contracts expired.

ONEUS debuts and they chart internationally

ONEUS started promotions for their debut last Sunday, January 6, 2019. Their debut album was revealed to be titled Light Up.

The promotions also revealed the featured title track song would be Valkyrie. Three days later, ONEUS would officially make their debut.

ONEUS’s title track song Valkyrie is doing well for a new boy band not signed to the “Big Three.” As of the publication of this article, the song’s music video has almost 700,000 views on YouTube.

As for the charts, both ONEUS’ debut album and title track song did well on iTunes. Light Up hit number one on iTunes charts in both the United States and Australia. It charted in the top ten in five other countries: Canada, Germany, England, Spain, and Italy.

Valkyrie reached number one on the iTunes Top K-Pop Songs chart in Germany. In seven other countries, it reached the top ten.

What is next for ONEUS?

ONEUS is currently on post-debut promotions. They will be performing Valkyrie on an upcoming episode of Music Core which airs on the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Saturday on January 12, 2019.


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