TWICE’s powerhouse vocalist Jihyo has triumphed with her first solo win for the sensational track “Killin’ Me Good” on the recent episode of “Music Bank”. The victory marks a significant milestone in Jihyo’s career as she emerges as a formidable solo artist. Airing on August 25, the latest edition of “Music Bank” showcased fierce competition between STAYC’s infectious hit “Bubble” and TWICE’s Jihyo’s captivating single “Killin’ Me Good”. After an intense face-off, Jihyo emerged victorious, securing her inaugural win for “Killin’ Me Good” with a commanding score of 5,525 points, surpassing the 5,288 points garnered by “Bubble”. The achievement is a testament to Jihyo’s exceptional talent and the unwavering support of ONCEs, TWICE’s dedicated fanbase.The lineup for this week’s episode boasted an array of spectacular performances, featuring not only Jihyo herself but also acclaimed artists like TVXQ’s Yunho, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon, ITZY, STAYC, NewJeans, THE BOYZ Special Unit, GFRIEND’s Yerin, EVERGLOW, tripleS LOVElution, DKB, xikers, ADYA, n.SSign, LE’V (Wang Zi Hao), SECRET NUMBER, and XG. The stage was set for a grand showcase of talent, highlighting the diversity and vitality of the K-pop scene.
Jihyo, recognized for her mesmerizing vocals and charismatic presence, stands as a prominent figure in the K-pop world. Hailing from JYP Entertainment, she assumes the role of leader and main vocalist in the internationally acclaimed girl group TWICE. Her journey to stardom kicked off on May 5, 2015, as a contestant on JYP’s enthralling survival show “SIXTEEN”. Emerging as the 8th finalist, Jihyo secured her spot in TWICE, a group that would later take the global music stage by storm. Breaking exciting news, TWICE’s official social media channels buzzed with teasers on June 5, 2023, announcing Jihyo’s highly anticipated solo debut. The release was slated for August 18, 2023, creating a wave of anticipation among fans worldwide. Jihyo’s first solo endeavor materialized in the form of her debut mini album, titled “Zone”. The album, unveiled on August 18, 2023, featured the electrifying title track “Killin’ Me Good”, which has been capturing hearts with its dynamic beats and Jihyo’s signature vocal prowess.
The physical edition of the album boasts three distinct versions: Z, Y, and O, each offering a unique experience for fans. Notably, a limited digital edition was also made available in the United States exclusively through the official TWICE Shop from August 21 to 24. This special edition included an alternate cover art along with an exclusive voice memo, adding an extra layer of excitement for international fans. Jihyo’s solo debut turned into an unprecedented success, shaking up the charts and making history. As reported by the Hanteo Chart, “Zone” soared to remarkable heights, selling an impressive total of 534,565 copies within its debut week. This remarkable achievement cements Jihyo’s position as the third female soloist to surpass the monumental milestone of 500,000 sales within the first week of release. With “Killin’ Me Good” conquering the music shows and “Zone” dominating the charts, Jihyo has indisputably carved a dazzling path for her solo career.