ITZY – Checkmate Lyrics & Tracklist

Korean 1.2K July 15, 2022

"Checkmate is the fifth extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group Itzy. It was released on July 15, 2022, through JYP Entertainment, and Republic Records. The EP consists of seven tracks, including the lead single "Sneakers".

"Checkmate" quickly proved to be a commercial success, debuting at number one on South Korea's Circle Album Chart, with an impressive 700,000 copies sold in the first week of release. This marked Itzy's fourth number-one album on the chart and their highest-selling album to date. The EP's popularity continued to rise, and in September, it received a certification of Million from the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA), recognizing that it had sold over 1,000,000 copies.

The success of "Checkmate" extended beyond South Korea, with the EP also debuting at number eight on the Billboard 200, marking Itzy's first top-ten album in the United States. This achievement was a significant milestone for the group, demonstrating their growing popularity and influence in the global music industry.

Beyond its commercial success, "Checkmate" was also praised by critics and fans alike for its high-energy and catchy tracks, showcasing Itzy's signature sound and dynamic performances. The lead single "Sneakers" in particular, with its bold and empowering lyrics, resonated with audiences around the world and cemented Itzy's status as one of the most exciting and innovative groups in the K-pop genre.

Overall, "Checkmate" represented a significant milestone for Itzy, showcasing their growing popularity and influence in the global music industry. With its catchy tracks and dynamic performances, the EP solidified Itzy's status as one of the most exciting and innovative girl groups in the K-pop genre and left fans eagerly anticipating what the group has in store for the future. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

Checkmate album Cover

Checkmate album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • July 15, 2022
  • Producer(s)
  • Christian Fast, Christoffer Semelius, Czaer, 디즈 (DEEZ), Didrik Thott, Greg Bonnick, Gusten Dahlqvist, Hayden Chapman, IRIS Yerin Lee, Jessica Pierpoint, Jonna Hall, Karin Wilhelmina Eurenius, KENZIE (KOR), 케빈오빠 (mr. cho), NODAY, Sebastian Thott, Song Heejin (송희진), Ylva Dimberg, 윤수 (Yunsu)

  • Writer(s)
  • Christian Fast, Christoffer Semelius, Czaer, 디즈 (DEEZ), Didrik Thott, F R I D A Y . (GALACTIKA *), Greg Bonnick, Gusten Dahlqvist, Hayden Chapman, 황은빛 (Hwang Eun Bit), IRIS Yerin Lee, Jessica Pierpoint, Jonna Hall, Karin Wilhelmina Eurenius, KENZIE (KOR), 케빈오빠 (mr. cho), NODAY, 오기 (Ogi) (GALACTIKA *), 새봄 (Sae Bom) (lalala studio), Sebastian Thott, Song Heejin (송희진), Sophiya (소피야), Ylva Dimberg, 윤수 (Yunsu)