Millions (Winner song)

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"Millions"
Millions song.jpg
Single by Winner
ReleasedDecember 19, 2018 (2018-12-19)
Genre
Length3:29
Label
Composer(s)
  • Yoon
  • Kang Uk-jin
  • Diggy
Lyricist(s)
Winner singles chronology
"Everyday"
(2018)
"Millions"
(2018)
"Ah Yeah"
(2019)
Music video
"Millions" on YouTube

"Millions" is a song recorded by South Korean boy group Winner. It was released on December 19, 2018 under the label YG Entertainment and is distributed by Genie Music.[1][2]

Background and release[edit]

On December 11, 2018, YG Entertainment published a group poster with the words "Coming Soon".[3] Two days later, it was revealed that Winner's comeback would consist of a single album that would be released online on December 19.[4] On December 14, it was announced that the single was entitled "Millions" through a poster crediting Kang Seung-yoon, Song Min Ho and Lee Seung Hoon for the lyrics and Kang Seung-yoon, Kang Uk-jin and Diggy for the composition of the song.[5]

Solo posters of the members were released on December 17[6] and a final poster was published a few hours prior to the release along with a teaser of the music video.[7] The group held an hour-long comeback special live "Merry Millions Day" on Naver's V App on December 19 at 5 PM (KST).[8] The music video was released at 6PM (KST).[9] The making film was published the following day.[10] A performance video with he full choreography was released on December 21.[11]

Composition[edit]

Tamar Herman of Billboard describes "Millions" as a "feel-good dance track that brings a summery feel" and that is "fronted by plucky strings, snappy drum beats, and bright whistle synth effects."[12] Woo Jae-yeon of Yonhap News Agency defines it as "a tropical-pop dance song."[13]

Promotion[edit]

Winner during an autograph event in Jamsil, December 2018

Winner held their comeback stage on MBC's Show! Music Core on December 22.[14] They promoted the song on several music programs in South Korea, including Inkigayo.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
China (QQ Music Weekly Chart)[15] 16
South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart)[16] 2
South Korea (K–Pop Hot 100)[17] 2
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[18] 5

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music program awards[edit]

Program Date Ref.
M Countdown (Mnet) December 27, 2018 [19]
January 3, 2019 [20]
Inkigayo (SBS) December 30, 2018 [21]
January 6, 2019 [22]
Show! Music Core (MBC) January 5, 2019 [23]
Music Bank (KBS) January 11, 2019 [24]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
Various December 19, 2018 Digital download, streaming YG Entertainment [25]
South Korea December 24, 2018 CD, digital download, streaming YG Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winner to wrap up the year with a new single". K-POP Herald. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Winner to drop a song on Dec. 19". Korea JoongAng Daily. December 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "위너 'COMING SOON' 포스터 공개…12월 컴백". JTBC Plus (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  4. ^ "WINNER to release new digital single next week". Yonhap News. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "위너, 신곡 타이틀곡은 '밀리언즈'..멤버들 작사작곡 참여[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  6. ^ ""MV 스포일러도 자신감"…위너, 이미 뜨거운 '밀리언즈' [Oh!쎈 초점]". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  7. ^ "위너(WINNER), 19일 신곡 '밀리언즈(MILLIONS)' 공개…위너표 '겨울 감성'". Top Star News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  8. ^ "WINNER – COUNTDOWN LIVE 'MERRY MILLIONS DAY". YG Life. YG Entertainment.
  9. ^ "[팝's신곡]"넌 조물주의 마스터피스"‥위너, 모두 사랑받을 'MILLIONS' 이유". Herald Pop (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  10. ^ "위너, '밀리언즈(MILLIONS)' 뮤직비디오 메이킹 영상 공개…"양 회장님 감사하다"". Asia E (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  11. ^ "신곡 'MILLIONS' 안무 영상서 '흰 셔츠+청바지'로 '청초미' 뽐낸 위너". Insight (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  12. ^ Herman, Tamar (December 19, 2018). "WINNER Have 'Millions' Of Things to Love in New Music Video: Watch". billboard. Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Woo, Jae-yeon (December 19, 2018). "(Yonhap Interview) WINNER reflects on successful 2018, hopes best year is yet to come". yonhap. Yonhap. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "'포카리'같은 청량감 넘치는 위너 신곡 'MILLIONS' 컴백 무대". Insight (in Korean). December 22, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "巅峰榜·热歌 - 12.20-12.26" (in Chinese). QQ Music. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Digital Chart – Week 52 of 2018". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  17. ^ "Kpop Hot 100 - The Week of December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019" (in Korean). Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  18. ^ "World Digital Song Sales Chart (December 29, 2018)". Billboard.com. Billboard Music. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "위너, '밀리언즈'로 '엠카' 1위..컴백 첫 음악방송 정상 트로피[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). December 28, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  20. ^ "[공식]위너 '밀리언즈', 2주 연속 '엠카' 1위…음악 방송 3관왕". Sports Chosun (in Korean). January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  21. ^ "위너 '밀리언즈', '인기가요' 1위 "어두운 주변 밝히는 별 되겠다" [공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). December 30, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "위너, '인기가요' 1위로 5관왕 달성…"더 많은 상 받고 싶다"". YG Life (in Korean). January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "'매력이 Millions' 위너, '쇼! 음악중심' 1위…음악 방송 4관왕". MBC Sport Plus (in Korean). January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "'뮤직뱅크' 위너, '밀리언즈'로 1위·6관왕...우주소녀·에이핑크 컴백 [종합]". OSEN (in Korean). January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  25. ^ "Pre-Orders for WINNER's 'MILLIONS' Start Today (17th) … "Preparing for Comeback"". YG Life. YG Entertainment.

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