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KPOP Records & Sales for the 1st Half 2017

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This year has been a wild one, and we’re only through the first half of 2017

Here’s where things stand so far:

GAON ranking:

(GAON as of June 29th)

 Top 10 selling albums from GAON Album Top 100:

  1. BTS – You Never Walk Alone (sales: 725,277 sales)
  2. GOT7 – FLIGHT LOG: ARRIVAL (sales: 330,208)
  3. TWICE – TWICEcoaster: LANE 2 (sales: 273,372)
  4. SEVENTEEN – 4th Mini: Al1 (sales: 259,364)
  5. TWICE – SIGNAL (sales: 248,550)
  6. BIGBANG – MADE  (sales: 152,157)
  7. Taeyeon (SNSD) – My Voice (sales: 126,668)
  8. MONSTA X – The Clan, pt.2.5 [BEAUTIFUL] (sales: 126,668)
  9. Highlight – Can You Feel It? (sales: 115,107)
  10. NCT 127 – NCT #127 LIMITLESS (sales: 109,494)

Top 10 tracks from GAON Digital Download Top 100:

  1. Ailee —  I Will Go To You Like The First Snow — Goblin OST (downloads: 1,676,409)
  2. Akdong Musician — Last Goodbye — Winter (downloads: 1,318,440)
  3. TWICE — Knock Knock — Twicecoaster: Lane 2 (downloads: 1,174,671)
  4. Crush — Beautiful — Goblin OST (downloads: 1,129,520)
  5. Bolbbalgan4 — Tell Me You Love Me — RED PLANET (downloads: 1,128,417)
  6. IU — Through the Night — Palette (downloads: 1,043,195)
  7. Red Velvet — Rookie — Rookie (downloads: 1,009,934)
  8. Chanyeol (EXO) and Punch — Stay With Me — Goblin OST (downloads: 984,130)
  9. IU — Palette (Feat. GDragon) — Palette (962,445)
  10. Seenroot — Sweet Heart — Seenroot (downloads: 925,833)

Top 10 songs from GAON Digital Streaming Top 100:

  1. Ailee —  I Will Go To You Like The First Snow — Goblin OST (streams: 118,659,885)
  2. Bolbbalgan4 — Tell Me You Love Me — RED PLANET (streams: 90,038,742)
  3. Crush — Beautiful — Goblin OST (streams: 81,924,710)
  4. Akdong Musician — Last Goodbye — Winter (streams: 77,412,451)
  5. TWICE — Knock Knock — Twicecoaster: Lane 2 (streams: 76,307,677)
  6. Chanyeol (EXO) and Punch — Stay With Me — Goblin OST (streams: 68,133,770)
  7. BigBang — FXXK IT — MADE (streams: 67,856,094)
  8. Maktub, Goon YoonHee — Marry Me — FANTASY (streams: 64,852,099)
  9. Red Velvet — Rookie — Rookie (streams: 62,477,858)
  10. Bolbbalgan4 — Galaxy — RED PLANET (streams: 62,013,246)

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Billboard Records:

World Album Charts:

  • G-Dragon Only solo artist to have three #1 albums on Billboard World Album chart.
    • One of a Kind, 29 September 2012
    • Coup d’Etat Pt. 1, 21 September 2013
    • Kwon Ji Yong, 24 June 2017
  • GOT& ties first place with B.A.P for groups that have four #1 albums on Billboard World Album chart.
    • B.A.P.
      • One Shot — 02 March 2013
      • Badman — 24 August 2013
      • First Sensibility — 22 February 2014
      • Noir — 26 November 2016
    • GOT7
      • Got It? —  08 February 2014
      • Mad — 17 October 2015
      • Flight Log: Turbulence — 15 October 2016
      • Flight Log: Arrival — 01 April 2017
  • BTS first group to spend 7 total weeks at #1
    • HYYH, Pt. 2 — 19 DEC 2015, 16 JAN 2016 — 4 weeks at #1
    • Wings — 29 OCT 2016 — 2 weeks at #1
    • You Never Walk Alone — 04 MAR 2017 –1 week at #1
  • BTS Most weeks on chart

Billboard 200:

  • BTS only Korean artist (group or solo) to have 4 albums in the Billboard 200
    • HYYH, Pt 2 — 19 DEC 2015 — peak position 171
    • HYYH, Young Forever — 21 MAY 2016 — peak position 107
    • Wings — 29 OCT 2016 — peak position 26 (KpG Note: This is current highest position for any Korean artist)
    • You Never Walk Alone — 04 MAR 2017 — peak position 61
  • GDragon — only solo artist to have three albums on Billboard 200
    • One of A Kind — 29 SEP 2012 — peak position 161
    • Coup d’Etat, Pt.1 — 21 SEP 2013 — peak position 182
    • Kwon Ji Yong — 24 JUN 2017 — peak position 192
  • BTS only artist to have two albums have more than one week on Billboard 200. Wings and You Never Walk Alone have two weeks each. (KpG NOTE : BTS has 7 weeks total which is also a record.) 

Bubbling Under Hot 100:

  • 03/04 — BTS — Spring Day — peak position #15 — First male KPop group to land on the chart, and the only Korean group with a song not in English.

Spotify Viral 50:

  • 01/21 — K.A.R.D — OhNaNa —  grabs first place with a peak position of 12
  • 03/04 — BTS takes first for the KPop artist (group or solo) with the most weeks on Spotify Viral 50 (3 weeks) and most tracks. with a record of three: BST, Spring Day, and Not Today.
  • NCT 127 and BTS are tied in 1st with most weeks on Spotify Viral 50 chart (3 weeks)
    • NCT 127:
      • 07/30/2016 — Firetruck — 2 weeks
      • 07/08/2017 — Cherry Bomb — 1 week
    • BTS:
      • 11/03/2016 — Blood Sweat & Tears — 1 week
      • 03/04/2017 — Spring Day and Not Today — both charted for 2 weeks

Twitter Emerging Artists:

  • 06/10 — Seventeen sweeps the Emerging Artist category with a slew of new records:
    • 7 songs on the chart (7 was the previous record held as a tie by Infinite and Fiestar).
    • 7 songs in one year (Previous record was Fiestar in 2016).
    • 4 songs in the top 10 in one week
      • Don’t Wanna Cry — peek position #1
      • Crazy Love — peak position #2
      • My I – – peak position #5
      • Pretty U — peak position #10

Social 50 Chart:

  • BTS ends June as 2nd place artist of all time with 29 weeks as #1 on the chart (37 weeks overall).  1st place is Justin Bieber and 3rd place is Taylor Swift.
  • BlackPink finishes June in first place for girl groups on the Social 50 chart with 15 weeks on the chart.
  • Taeyeon takes first place for female solo artist with 9 weeks on the chart.

 

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Other Charts:

KPop On USA iTunes:
  • 02/13 – BTS – Spring Day – Enters at #8 on iTunes Singles chart. BTS is the 1st KPop group to enter the top 10.
  • 02/13 – BTS – Not Today – Enters at #11. BTS now holds both 1st and 2nd place.
KPop On World iTunes:
  • 02/28 — Taeyeon (SNSD) — My Voice — #1 in iTunes Pop Album charts in 17 countries. A new record for female solo artist. (KpG Note: album is also #1 in 12 countries on world album chart.)
  • 06/09 — G-Dragon. Kwon Ji Yong —  Tops #1 in 39 countries on World iTunes charts (Previous record held by BTS for WINGS as #1 in 27 countries.)
China V Chart
  • 05/20 — Lay — First solo artist to have 6 songs in the top 10:
    • 11/28/2015 — Alone — peak position #4
    • 11/28/2015 — Happy Youth — peak position #8
    • 06/11/2016 — Monodrama — peak position #1
    • 11/12/2016 — Lose Control — peak position #1
    • 11/19/2016 — what U need? — peak position #4
    • 05/20/2017 — Pray — peak position #4
  • 01/07 — EXO — First group to have 6 tracks in the top 10:
    • 01/02/2016 — Sing For You (C. Version) — peak position #8
    • 06/25/2016 — Monster — peak position #2
    • 06/25/2016 — Lucky One — peak position #3
    • 07/02/2016 — Monster (Dance Version) — peak position #10
    • 09/04/2016 — Lotto (C. Version) — peak position #2
    • 01/07/2017 — For Life — peak position #6

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YouTube Firsts:
  • 05/25 — TWICE — TT — First girl group to cross the 200 million view milestone.
  • 06/07 — BigBang and BTS tied for first place with 6 MVs over 100 million
  • 06.22 — BigBang — Fantastic Baby — First KPop group to cross the 300 million view milestone.
  • 06/22 – 06/26  — BlackPink — As If It’s Your Last — sets all new records for 24 hour, 10 million, 20 million, and 30 million views.
  • 06/29 — HyunA – First female solo artist with 2 MVs over 100 million views (Ice Cream and Bubble Pop)

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KpG Sources: Billboard, official pages on Twitter. GAON, KpG’s monthly Look Back pages, Kpop Count.

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