Although Lee Hyori has met with controversy one after another before her album release like image copying, MV copying, etc, it has not affected but instead boosted her popularity. The numbers following her album release on the internet on 14th and offline on 15th was astounding.
According to MNnet.com yesterday, “After U-Go-Girl was released on the internet, it became Cyworld’s Best Seller Top 500 number one for 14, 15 July. On the charts for 15th, Hey Mr. Big was no.9, Lesson was no.10, Do You Think It’ll Be Ok? was no.25, Sexy Boy was no.37, Red Car was no.38, Unrivaled Lee Hyori was no.40, My Life was no.46, 8 songs were ranked in the Top 50s of Cyworld chart.” The numbers showing the high popularity that Hyori enjoys.
MNet Media also revealed that U-Go-Girl is enjoying high popularity on various music charts now. The U-Go-Girl MV which has come under “heavy artillery” since the teaser was released, finally made it’s full debut yesterday afternoon at 3:57pm on MNet.com website. On the contrary to criticisms that it was a copy of Christina Aguilera’s Candyman MV, well there were no traces of it. The controvesial revealing nurse image concept in the teaser was totally omitted from the full MV. The MV director had insisted that he did not copy any MV and would quit making MVs if he was guilty. Looks like his claim is valid afterall.
Meanwhile, Lee Hyori will make her official comeback on Music Bank this Friday (18th July) and subsequently over the weekend on Music Core and Inkigayo as she officially becomes a singer once more after a two year hiatus.