K-pop global phenom CHUNG HA has released an incredible video alongside the full Spanish version of her song “Demente (Spanish Version),” a standout track from her celebrated debut album, Querencia, out now via MNH Entertainment/88rising Records/12Tone Music. “Demente (Spanish Version),” which features a verse from highly-acclaimed artist Guaynaa, is the first Latin/K-Pop crossover song by a female K-Pop artist, in addition to being the first time a K-Pop artist has released a track entirely in Spanish. Directed by VISHOP and Daniel Duran, the “Demente” music video illustrates what it feels like to wait for someone who won’t ever come back, capturing the feeling of longing amongst large, empty buildings and the abandoned streets.
“Demente” truly underscores CHUNG HA’s global reach, which is further highlighted by Querencia’s entire world of musical influences – effortlessly fusing pop powerhouse vocals with elements of house music, Afrobeat, Reggaeton, grime, and more in 21 incredible songs. Named for the Spanish word that means “a place where one finds peace of mind”, Querencia has over 170 million combined streams and video views since its release last month, and marked CHUNG HA’s debut on Billboard’s World Album Sales, Next Big Sound, and Emerging Artists charts. With accolades from NME, Nylon, Dork Magazine, Buzzfeed, and many, many more, Querencia — like the woman who created it — is a global phenomenon. Indeed, Billboard said the album “mark(s) a turning point for K-Pop’s international reach.” It’s a bold, transformative pop record that sets the stage for CHUNG HA’s further world recognition, and will be one of your favorite pop albums of 2021 if it isn’t already.
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CHUNG HA’s global appeal as a singer, songwriter, dancer and choreographer has led her to become one of the top solo artists in Korea, already amassing over 1.1 billion streams across platforms worldwide. After her time as a member of the project girl-group I.O.I., CHUNG HA’s debut single as a solo artist, “Why Don’t You Know,” was nominated for New Artist Of The Year at the 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards; that year, she won Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Seoul Music Awards.
From that point on, CHUNG HA has topped chart after chart, breaking milestones across various territories around the world. Already a multi-platinum artist in Korea and the 4th most searched K-pop female idol on YouTube, CHUNG HA is now one of the most sought-after solo artists from Korea, having collaborated with global stars including Rain, Rich Brian, R3HAB, and Christopher.