Not only has “Monster” held the #1 position on Korean music charts since its release on June 3, it has also built some clout overseas as well. The music video for Big Bang‘s lead single from their Alive: Special Edition album is currently vying for the top spot of Unruly Media‘s Viral Video. The chart ranks viral MVs, commercials, home videos, etc. by tracking their popularity through Facebook shares and blog appearances on the internet.
Not only did Big Bang take the top position in the MV section just days after release, it beat out Coldplay‘s “Princess of China” ft. Rihanna on the morning of June 5, as the most shared viral video overall.
As of this morning (June 7), “Princess of China” ft. Rihanna has slipped past “Monster” as the #1 overall, but the race remains close. “Monster” has racked up over 800,000 shares and over 5.5 million views in just a few days.
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