Chapter 362: Starting to Overtake
Some of them in the Top Class were still indignant and unconvinced. They refused to admit it. So what if Qi Xiu had a good voice and song?
There were many good songs out there, but it did not necessarily mean that they would go viral! Sometimes, luck had to be on your side for a song to be a hit!
There was a saying in the entertainment industry that hype could only last for a short while and genuine popularity depended on fate, while forceful hype would get retribution. The newcomer Qi Xiu was a typical forceful hype because he released songs on the same day as Brother Yan.
The girls who bet with the International Class saw that as an irrefutable fact. To be sure, they took out their phones, searched the singer and his songs, then put on their headphones to listen to the songs one by one.
However, since they did not download “Blind Tunes”, they could only listen to the 30-second preview. To listen to the full version, they downloaded the app and even spent ten dollars to buy a digital album.
Once they started listening, they could not stop and were utterly shocked. They listened to the whole album and realized that the song that was broadcasted in their school was merely an average song in that album.
The three main songs were better than the previous. The lyrics, composition, and the singer’s voice were the ultimate aural feast.
Su Mushi and Su Ruowan went to the infirmary to visit Chen Bingbing who was getting an IV drip.
Chen Bingbing looked at them both with a puzzled expression. “I’ve listened to Brother Yan’s album several times. How come I didn’t notice this song?”
Su Ruowan’s face was a little glum. Her hand hanging by her side unconsciously tightened. She shook her head. “I don’t know. This isn’t Second Brother’s song. They played it wrongly!”
That song was indeed brilliant and catchy. The singer’s voice was unique and natural. Unfortunately, it was not Su Muyan’s.
Chen Bingbing smiled and said, “It doesn’t matter if it’s not. This song is pretty good and the singer’s voice is very soothing.”
After saying that, she saw Su Ruowan’s expression changed for the worse, so she added, “I don’t mean that… He’s definitely not as good as Brother Yan.”
‘Who is this singer? His voice is so sexy that it makes people fantasize about his appearance and even want to pounce on him…’
When Su Mushi and Su Ruowan left, Chen Bingbing would like to find out whose song was just played. She was fascinated with this singer.
Su Mushi did not want to hear it but felt a little pleased that the new singer was better than his brother. He stood up and looked at Chen Bingbing. “Then you should have a good rest. We’ll leave you to it.”
Naturally, it was not Su Muyan’s but the newcomer called Qi Xiu.
Su Mushi deliberately waited until midnight to download Qi Xiu’s new song. After listening to it, he knew that Su Muyan had lost.
The quality of Qi Xiu’s songs could beat Su Muyan’s in all aspects.
However, Su Mushi was neither sad nor worried at all. He even relished in it like he had gotten his revenge. He just could not wait for Su Muyan to fall. He wanted to see his brother defeated, and the thought of this made him very happy.
Su Mushi and Su Ruowan had just left.
Chen Bingbing could not wait to take out her phone and see the messages on the school forum, which was mostly talking about the song they just heard.
When she clicked on it, she froze in place.
Qi Xiu’s “I Only Like You”.
‘What kind of twisted fate is this?! Qi Xiu? That newcomer? International Class Chu Ying’s idol Qi Xiu?!’
Cheng Bingbing was stumped for a while and felt torn inside. She was really fond of this song and his voice, like love at first sight. She could not forget him.
However, because of the bet, Qi Xiu was like an irritating pimple.
Half an hour later.
Chen Bingbing finished listening to all the songs in his album. She slapped her face repeatedly. ‘I’m such a dumb*ss for saying all those things about him earlier!’
Immediately after without hesitation, she placed an order to buy a hundred copies of the digital album as the first gift to her “husbando”.
No. 4 High School was abuzz.
Cosmos Short Vid was quite lively too. #QiXiuDivineSongs had been trending on the homepage and the number of views climbed rapidly.
With his gaining popularity on Cosmos Short Vid, “Blind Tunes” downloads increased sharply in a short period like a rocket. Within an hour, they had exceeded two million downloads.
Those who downloaded “Blind Tunes” were probably persuaded by their friends to listen to Qi Xiu’s songs. Within two hours, his digital album sales had exceeded three million copies with over a million comments. If not for the technical staff’s support, the app might have crashed from the traffic.
Qi Xiu’s fans on Cosmos Short Vid also increased exponentially. He was good-looking and had an amazing voice. Such a talented singer deserved to be worshipped.
Qi Xiu was the type of handsome guy that both men and women would fall for and had an equal number of fans from both genders.
When Su Muyan debuted, he was the typical idol that garnered a fanbase with mostly women. He did not have many male fans and his female fans only listened to his songs because they were attracted to his looks.
With an unexpected situation at hand, Tianheng Entertainment was busier than usual.
The Music Department only paid attention to major music apps while the Publicity Department focused on Weibo. No one expected the newcomer Qi Xiu, who released his album on the same day as Su Muyan, had shifted his platform to Cosmos Short Vid and gained a lot of attention and traffic via short video clips.
“How many copies so far?” The Music Director’s face was glum as he asked the staff.
“As of now, Brother Yan sold 625,434 copies and Qi Xiu sold 200,000 copies.” The staff looked at the changes in the statistics and became tense.
That was the current statistics. Qi Xiu’s album sales were climbing at an incredible rate, at least ten times faster than Su Muyan’s, and had begun to overtake him.
Four hours ago, Su Muyan sold 450,000 copies and Qi Xiu only sold 2000 copies. Within an hour, Qi Xiu’s sales rose to 200,000 copies. This was alarming.
“Where’s the chart?” The Music Director looked at the comparative sales growth and his face turned green.
Who would have thought that an unsuspecting newcomer they could not care less about would turn out to be a powerful opponent, or rather their company’s publicity would be so unusual that it caught them off guard?
Qi Xiu was a singer of Cosmos Entertainment, and Cosmos Short Vid was their turf. Tianheng Entertainment never thought of promoting using short clips and never expected them to attract such large traffic and high conversion rate.
“Qi Xiu’s songs are only available on ‘Blind Tunes’, so they’re not included in the charts of major apps.” The staff was frightened and under a great deal of pressure.
Who would have thought that this Qi Xiu would be so powerful? Moreover, Cosmos Entertainment’s promotional strategy was so bizarre as to abandon Weibo and use their short video app instead.
At that moment, Su Muyan’s voice suddenly resounded in the doorway. “Director Zhang, do you remember that guy that barged into your office last time? The one called Xixi?”