SSAK3 (Korean싹쓰리; lit. Clean Sweep) is a seasonal South Korean supergroup formed on the MBC variety show Hangout with Yoo. The group consists of members Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Hyori and Rain, using the stage names U-Doragon, Linda G and B.Ryong, respectively.[1] They made their debut with the single "Beach Again" on July 25, 2020.[2] The group members have planned for the group to potentially be a seasonal group promoting during summer and winter.[3][unreliable source?]

SSAK3
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2020 (2020)
LabelsMBC
Associated actsRefund Sisters
Members

HistoryEdit

In May 2020, comedian Yoo Jae-suk announced on his MBC variety show Hangout with Yoo that he plans to launch a co-ed singing group that summer.[4] Later that month, singers Lee Hyo-ri and Rain joined Yoo's group, which they named SSAK3.[5][6] The group debuted on July 25, performing their 90s-style single "Beach Again" on Show! Music Core. The song topped various South Korean real-time music charts, and was ranked number one on the Gaon Digital Chart for five consecutive weeks.[2][7] The group also released "In The Summer", a cover of the 1994 song by Deux, and "Play That Summer", as well as three solo tracks, all of which performed well commercially.[8]

The group's success was criticized by some netizens and those in the music industry, claiming that SSAK3 had an unfair advantage because of the publicity they received from Hangout with Yoo, their ties with MBC and the fact that all three were well-known and established industry veterans.[9] In response, MBC noted that all proceeds from SSAK3's album sales and promotions will be donated to charities.[10]

MembersEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11]
SSAK3 Special Album
  • Released: August 2020
  • Label: MBC, Kakao M
  • Formats: CD, digital download, cassette[12]
4[a]

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[14]
KOR
Hot

[15]
US World

[16]

"In The Summer" (여름 안에서) (Covered By SSAK3)
(feat. Hwang Kwang-hee)
2020 3 4 Non-album singles
"Beach Again" (다시 여기 바닷가) 1 1 16
"Play That Summer" (그 여름을 틀어줘) 2 4
"Luv Us" (두리쥬와)
(U-Doragon feat. S.B.N)
18 DU RI JYU WA X LINDA X Let's Dance
"Linda"
(Linda G feat. Yoon Mi-rae)
4
"Let's dance" (신난다)
(B.Ryong feat. Mamamoo)
6
"Beach Again" (acoustic ver.) (다시 여기 바닷가)
(Lee Sang-soon)
45
"—" denotes song did not chart.
  1. ^ The special version peaked at #4, while the regular version peaked at #10

VideographyEdit

Music videosEdit

Year Song Title
2020 "In Summer"
"Beach Again"
"Luv Us"
"Linda"
"Exciting"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lim, Jang-won (June 8, 2020). "Return of superstars, in different personas". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Lim, Jang-won (July 27, 2020). "Ssak 3 debuts on 'Show! Music Core' with record ratings". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "SSAK3 Shares Potential Future Plans After Promotions End On "How Do You Play?"". Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "'놀면 뭐하니?' 유재석, 혼성 댄스 그룹 내 포지션 찾기". The Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). May 9, 2020. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "유재석·비까지 휘어잡은 '카리스마 이효리'". The Dong-A Ilbo (in Korean). June 1, 2020. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "[공식]'놀면뭐하니?' 유재석X이효리X비, 그룹명 '싹쓰리'+부캐 확정…라이브 방송 10만명 시청". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). June 4, 2020. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "싹쓰리 '다시 여기 바닷가' 가온차트 5주 연속 1위". Star Today (in Korean). August 27, 2020. Archived from the original on September 7, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Chang, Dong-woo (August 3, 2020). "Reality TV K-pop act SSAK3 extends chart sweep with more releases". Yonhap News Agency. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "'싹쓰리'가 음원차트 휩쓸자 불만 토로하는 중소기획사와 일부 누리꾼들". Insight (in Korean). July 29, 2020. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "No joke: Reality TV K-pop act rocks music scene while raising questions of fairness". The Korea Times. July 31, 2020. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  12. ^ Park, Ji-won (September 17, 2020). "Cassette tapes come back as retro thrives". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart August 2020". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  14. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  15. ^ * "In The Summer". Billboard. August 1, 2020. Archived from the original on August 27, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
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