Beautiful (Wanna One song)

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"Beautiful"
Single by Wanna One
from the album 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)
ReleasedNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:17
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Tenzo
  • Kebee
  • Woozi
Producer(s)Woozi
Wanna One singles chronology
"Burn It Up"
(2017)
"Beautiful"
(2017)
Music video
"Beautiful" on YouTube

"Beautiful" is a song by South Korean boy band Wanna One. The song serves as the lead single of their re-issue album, 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You).

Composition[edit]

Musically, "Beautiful" was described as a midtempo EDM-pop ballad containing woozy synths and a steady beat. The song's lyrics expresses the feelings of fear, loneliness and longing coming from being alone.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Yong Yi, who has directed several South Korean films. Using the song to propel the storyline, the 8-minute long "movie" music video depicts a storyline where members Kang Daniel and Ong Seongwoo portray brothers who were separated in childhood and began searching for one another after they grew up, ultimately reuniting in an orphanage where Kang resides. Other members played supporting and minor roles in the video; Hwang Minhyun plays Ong's classmate at the police academy, Park Jihoon plays Kang's childhood friend and the rest plays Kang's friends at the orphanage. The video ends with trouble following the pair of brothers and their friends, culminating in ruin for both.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Upon release, "Beautiful" charted atop on real-time charts of six music sites: Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver, and Soribada.[3] It recorded highest number of unique listeners in the first hour on a song on Melon since chart reforms, breaking the record previously held by Wanna One's own song, "Energetic".[4] The single peaked at number one on Gaon Digital Chart, becoming the group's second chart-topper.

Charts[edit]

Weekly chart[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
South Korea (Gaon)[5] 1
South Korea (Kpop Hot 100)[6] 1

Monthly chart[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak

position

South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart)[7] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
South Korea November 13, 2017 Digital download YMC Entertainment, CJ E&M Music
Worldwide CJ E&M Music

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea 667,145+[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Result Ref.
2018 Song of the Year – November Won [9]

MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Result Ref.
2018 Song of the Year Won [10]
Vocal Track (Male) Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Result Ref.
2018 Tiktok Best Music Video Nominated [11]
Mwave Global Fans' Choice Nominated

Music program awards[edit]

Program Date Ref.
Show Champion (MBC Music) November 22, 2017 [12]
M Countdown (Mnet) November 23, 2017 [13]
Music Bank (KBS) November 24, 2017 [14]
December 1, 2017 [15]
Show! Music Core (MBC) November 25, 2017 [16]
December 2, 2017 [17]
December 9, 2017 [18]
December 16, 2017 [19]

Melon Popularity Award[edit]

Award Date Ref.
Weekly Popularity Award November 27, 2017 [20]
December 4, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 25, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wanna One Evoke Their Dreams in New Single 'Beautiful'". Billboard. November 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nothing meaningful without fans, members: K-pop rookie Wanna One". Yonhap News Agency. November 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Wanna One sweeps charts after new album release". The Korea Times. November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "[엑's 이슈] 워너원의 위력…'뷰티풀' 음원차트 진입 이용자수 1위 '첫 10만 돌파'". Xports News (in Korean). November 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "2017년 46주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Kpop Hot 100: November 20, 2017 – November 26". Billboard Korea (in Korean). Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Gaon Monthly Digital Chart - November 2017". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Cumulative sales of "Beautiful":
  9. ^ "[가온차트어워드] 아이유 5관왕 등극+워너원 돌풍 거셌다(종합)". News1 (in Korean). February 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "'2018 MGA' 워너원, 데뷔 후 첫 대상…올해의 노래상 수상 "워너블, 워너원 믿지?"". etoday (in Korean). November 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Lee, Hoyeon (November 1, 2018). "방탄소년단부터 워너원…'2018 MAMA', 투표 시작". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "'쇼 챔피언' 워너원, '뷰티풀' 챔피언송 1위…"열심히 할 것" 2017년 마지막 트로피". Busan.com (in Korean). November 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "'엠카' 워너원, 결방에도 1위 '2관왕'…트로피 사냥 시동[종합]". Chosun (in Korean). November 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "'뮤직뱅크' 워너원, 출연 없이도 1위…'뷰티풀' 3관왕 달성 [종합]". Chosun (in Korean). November 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "워너원, '뮤뱅' 출연없이 1위...비 컴백(종합)". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). December 1, 2017.
  16. ^ "역시 워너원! 음악중심 1위 달성". Chosun (in Korean). November 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "'음중' 워너원, 출연 없이 2주연속 1위 영예[종합]". Chosun (in Korean). December 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "워너원, '음악중심' 3주 연속 1위..'뷰티풀' 파워". Star Money (in Korean). December 9, 2017.
  19. ^ "워너원, 출연 없이 '쇼!음악중심' 1위". 10Asia (in Korean). November 16, 2017.
  20. ^ "Melon Weekly Award". www.melon.com (in Korean). Retrieved June 11, 2018.

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