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T-ARA’s “Little Apple” gets nearly 2.5 million views in its first 24 hours

T-ARA’s “Little Apple” gets nearly 2.5 million views in its first 24 hours

T-ARA’s latest music video “Little Apple” has received nearly 2.5 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours.

Korean girl group T-ARA released the music video for their digital single “Little Apple” today. The song is the Korean remake of a popular Chopstick Brothers song that went viral in China earlier this year. T-ARA’s talent agency MBK Entertainment is hoping to use the song to succeed in the Chinese market.

Since the music video’s release last night, the video has garnered nearly 2.5 million views within its first 24 hours. As of writing, the video has gotten 2,071,000 views on Youku, 162,000 views on Tudou, and 221,000 views on YouTube.

The “Little Apple” music video depicts four T-ARA members Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, and Qri seeking to train under the Chopstick Brothers after witnessing their celebrity. Dressed in bright yellow tracksuits, the four girls exercise and train under Chopstick Brothers’ guidance. Comically, the Chinese duo are caught unaware of T-ARA’s attractiveness and start getting nosebleeds during their training sessions. When the four T-ARA members are deemed ready for the spotlight, they are betrayed by the Chopstick Brothers, who get distracted by F-VE DOLLS members Seunghee and Dani.

Chinese fans have reacted positively to the music video so far, leaving comments to say that they have been looping the song all day, cannot stop listening to it, and that the video was a lot of fun to watch.

Judging by the behind-the-scenes footage that was released yesterday, it seems like T-ARA members had fun filming it too!

Meanwhile, the original artist Chopstick Brothers performed the Mandarin version at the American Music Awards on Sunday. During the performance, the duo interacted with the audience, handing out apples to celebrities sitting in the front row. Among the singers who accepted an apple were Taylor Swift, Lorde, and model Karlie Kloss.

T-ARA will begin promotions for “Little Apple” this week with an performance on the Jiyeon-hosted The Show. It is also expected that the Chopstick Brothers will make a guest appearance at T-ARA’s Shanghai concert in December.

International fans looking to add “Little Apple” to their music library can buy the song off of iTunes. Support the group and download the song legally!



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