On April 24, Tomorrow X Together, also referred to as TXT, released a cover of Ariana Grande’s song “thank u, next.” The cover was released at midnight KST on April 24 and at 11 a.m. EST on April 23.
Tomorrow X Together released the cover on SoundCloud
The K-pop group released the cover of Grande’s song exclusively on their SoundCloud channel, making it free for fans to listen to the song in its entirety. Big Hit Entertainment’s ADORA provided the background vocals for the song.
TXT’s “thank u, next” cover is an acoustic version of the song, and it incorporates a soft piano instrumental. While TXT are already known for their impressive singing, rapping, and dancing skills, the cover further demonstrates the members’ vocal prowess.
With Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun, Yeonjun, and Huening Kai’s soothing vocals and the acoustic instrumentals, the group turned Grande’s catchy pop hit into a dreamy ballad.
Once TXT’s cover of “thank u, next” was uploaded on SoundCloud, the group shared the song with their fans on Twitter.
“MOA!!! This is the second group cover that we’re sharing!!! It’s a calm and warm song so I think MOA will enjoy it a lot!!! Please show a lot of love for TXT’s second group cover, ‘thank u, next,’” the group tweeted.
Ariana Grande released ‘thank u, next’ in 2018
Grande released her hit “thank u, next” on Nov. 3, 2018. The song received critical acclaim, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was named on several year-end and decade-end lists by music publications for its acclaim and effect on pop culture.
Grande released a music video for “thank u, next” that referenced several prominent movies from the 2000s. The music video referenced Mean Girls, Bring It On, Legally Blonde, and 13 Going on 30. It also featured cameos from Colleen Ballinger, Jonathan Bennett, Matt Bennett, Jennifer Coolidge, Stefanie Drummond, Gabi DeMartino, Elizabeth Gilles, Alexa Luria, Courtney Chipolone, Kris Jenner, Victoria Monét, Daniella Monet, Troye Sivan, and Tayla Parx.
Tomorrow X Together will likely have a comeback in May 2020
TXT first debuted in 2019 with their EP The Dream Chapter: Star. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart and peaked at No. 140 on the Billboard 200. They released their first studio album, The Dream Chapter: Magic, in October 2019. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
The K-pop group was nominated in the Best K-pop category at the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards. At the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, they won Best New Male Artist, and they won Rookie of the Year at the 2019 Melon Music Awards. They also won Best New Male Artist at the 2019 Genie Music Awards and Rookie Artist of the Year at the 2020 Golden Disc Awards.
Following their successful 2019, TXT is now set to have a comeback in May 2020. The news was originally reported on April 23 by SPOTV News, and Big Hit Entertainment later confirmed that TXT is expected to have a comeback in “mid-May.”
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