|Brown Eyed Soul. (Santa Music)|
R&B group Brown Eyed Soul has broken its three-year hiatus by releasing a new digital single, “Always Be There,” to commemorate its 10th anniversary.
The track was released at noon on Thursday and within a two-hour span it beat tracks by Troublemaker, IU, K.Will, Ailee and Busker Busker for the No. 1 spot on major music charts including Melon, Bugs and Naver Music.
The artists are also planning a commemorative tour, “Thank Your Soul,” that will begin at Ilsan’s Kintex from Dec. 20-25 and move on to Daegu’s EXCO from Dec. 30-31.
Brown Eyed Soul is a group of four artists ― Naul, Seong-hun, Yeong-jun and Jeong-yeop ― known for their skillful, soulful R&B voices. All four members have successful solo careers as well.
The group made a splash with debut album “Soul Free” in 2003, but it was their second studio album, “The Wind, The Sea, The Rain,” released in 2007 that earned them recognition.
The team won the R&B award at the fifth Korean Music Awards in 2008.
By Cha Yo-rim (firstname.lastname@example.org