(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon Didn’t Expect “TOMBOY” To Be Able To Achieve A Perfect All-Kill, Here’s Why

“I’ve been shocked to see that this kind of song can win 1st place.”

There’s no denying that (G)I-DLE‘s comeback, I Never Die, took the K-Pop community by storm. Not only was the point choreography for the title track “TOMBOY” so memorable that it had a bunch of idols joining in on the trend.

But the song itself achieved the first Realtime All-Kill of 2022.

A Realtime All-Kill (RAK) is achieved when a song reaches the #1 spot on all Realtime music charts (Bugs, Genie, MelOn, and FLO).

(G)I-DLE was both the first K-Pop group to achieve a RAK in 2022 as well as the first non-Big Three fourth-generation group to receive a RAK.

But although “TOMBOY” had undeniable success, according to leader Soyeon, she never really expected to receive such recognition with the song.

In a behind-the-scenes video uploaded to (G)I-DLE’s official YouTube channel, Yuqi shares her excitement at the group’s achievement.

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But when she asks Soyeon for her thoughts…

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Soyeon shares that she was “shocked to see that this kind of song can win 1st place.”

(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon | (G)I-DLE/YouTube  

She explains that she was so surprised because “TOMBOY” includes beeping (to censor curse words) and some other bad words.

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Although there isn’t anything unusual about cursing in music, Soyeon explains that “as idol singers, there are some words [they] mustn’t use.”

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And while Soyeon herself doesn’t see the point in following “such a prejudice.”

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(G)I-DLE had to go out of their way to convince their company to allow them to use the words they wanted in their song.

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This makes not only the fact that they could release and perform the song a surprise but makes the recognition that “TOMBOY” has achieved especially unexpected.

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But, ultimately, Soyeon shares that she is “really grateful for that.”

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It will certainly be exciting to see what (G)I-DLE brings to their future comebacks.