SBS’s idol drama You’re Beautiful may only be second in its timeslot (after IRIS on KBS), but its soundtrack is a big hit. Now only a week after its release, it has already sold about 20,000 albums; the day it came out, it was a top seller on all the various online sites (Melon, Dosirak, Mnet).
To give you a sense of what that number means, it is unusual for OST albums to sell more than 10,000 units. The drama’s ratings are modest at best, but the strong sales of the soundtrack point to its status as a solid mania hit. The album was written and produced by Han Sung-ho, who also worked on the dramas Lovers, On Air, and Brilliant Legacy.
With the actors all showing musical talent (two are from idol bands and the other two also sing in the series), some are even wondering whether the idol-group-within-the-drama will pursue activities for real; according to a source with the production’s marketing team, “The viewers want A.N.JELL to perform for real and the members are in accord, so they are currently discussing it. At the moment, their schedules are packed tight so it’s difficult to make a decision. When the drama nears its close, they’ll be able to solidify plans for possible activities.”
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 6
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 5
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 3
- Behind the scenes with You’re Beautiful’s cast
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 2
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 1
- Faux idol group A.N.Jell is revealed