Korean girl group TWICE released their first ever studio album on October 30 and it topped real-time and daily music charts.
The nine-member girl band made their comeback with "Twicetagram," which features the title track "Likey" and 12 other songs.
"We're very excited and nervous to come to release this album not only because it is our first studio album but we prepared a lot, including choreography, for this," said member Nayeon. "We hoped to come closer to our fans and the public with this album. I'm very happy because we returned with new songs."
Chaeyoung said for the album, "We diligently worked on this to repay what we owe."
After the album's release, "Likey" topped real-time charts on Soribada, Bugs, Melon, Naver, Genie and Olleh.
For the music video for "Likey," TWICE traveled to Vancouver, Canada to film in different places including Stanley Park and Gastown.
"With locations including the Stanley Park seawall, a retro garage and an eerily empty White Rock pier, South Korea's newest K-Pop hit just happens to feature a music video filmed entirely in Metro Vancouver," reported the Vancouver Sun.
It said the video featured other places like the Gastown steam clock, McMansions, SkyTrain car, Angel clothing company shop and Stevenson's Marine Garage.
About "Likey," Jihyo said, "We felt that we cannot lose TWICE's unique color, which we believe is bright, healthy, and upbeat. [Our title tracks] also each have a signature point." She added, "Our fans also really liked the dance break in 'Like OOH-AHH,' so we incorporated that, as well."
In the choreography for the title track, Momo has a solo spot that was praised by Nayeon, saying "People might not know because of our more cute concepts since 'Cheer Up.' I hope people will realize how great of a dancer she is."
Before the album was released, TWICE released their first Japanese single "One More Time," which sold 200,000 copies and credited other artists for paving the way for them.
"I think the great attention we're receiving in Japan was because our seniors Kara and Girls' Generation pioneered the way before us. We still have a long way to go but will continue efforts to reach more to our fans," Sana said.