Lady group domination continues on this week’s main home music charts, with a refreshing sprinkle of male ballad singers additionally seeing success within the idol-dominated Korean music scene.
As of Tuesday afternoon on Circle Chart’s World Okay-pop Chart, woman group Le Sserafim’s “Antifragile” was at No. 1, adopted by (G)I-DLE’s “Nxde,” Blackpink’s “Shut Down” and “Pink Venom,” NewJeans’s “Hybe Boy,” BTS Jin’s “The Astronaut,” IVE’s “After LIKE,” Younha’s “Occasion Horizon,” NewJeans’s “Consideration” and Zico’s “New Factor” ending at No. 10.
Melon Chart — which tends to take streaming extra under consideration and thereby displays a tune’s reputation among the many basic public — had Younha’s “Occasion Horizon” at high, adopted by (G)I-DLE’s “Nxde,” Le Sserafim’s “Antifragile,” NewJeans’s “Hype Boy,” Zico’s “New Factor,” IVE’s “After Like,” Crush’s “Rush Hour” that includes J-Hope of BTS, NewJeans’s “Consideration,” Lim Younger-woong’s “Love All the time Runs Away” and Tei’s “Monologue.”
Differing from its excessive rankings on Circle Chart, Blackpink couldn’t be seen on Melon’s Prime 10.
5 of the songs on Melon Chart’s high 10 are by woman teams, and that quantity rises to seven on the highest 10 of Circle Chart.
Excluding BTS member J-Hope featured on rapper Crush’s tune and one other BTS member Jin’s solo debut tune, not one of the songs on the highest 10 are by a boy band. In truth, on this week’s chart, male soloists reminiscent of rapper Zico, trot singer Lim and ballad singer Tei are notably displaying sturdy performances, contemplating that non-idol soloists are inclined to have comparatively smaller fandoms in comparison with Okay-pop teams, particularly boy bands. Lim and some different common male singers in trot, a style of upbeat music common amongst aged Koreans, has been a constant outlier to this phenomenon.
“New Factor” by Zico can be proving to be a long-running hit. Created as a theme tune for Mnet’s dance competitors present “Road Man Fighter,” the hip-hop monitor topped a number of home music charts in September and remains to be within the high ranks. “Consideration” by NewJeans has additionally maintained its excessive spot since being launched on Aug. 1 and instantly rising to No. 1.
Probably the most noticeable totally different between this week’s Circle Chart and Melon Chart is the massive hole between BTS member Jin’s solo tune “The Astronaut,” which dropped on Oct. 28. Whereas the tune is at No. 6 on Circle’s World Okay-pop Chart, it ranks at No. 57 on Melon Chart. It is a appreciable distinction for charts on the identical day, suggesting that whereas Jin is seeing excessive CD gross sales due to his group’s giant and dependable fandom ARMY, most of the people’s precise streaming of “The Astronaut” falls comparatively farther behind.
In the meantime, ballad singer Younha’s “Occasion Horizon” has had an attention-grabbing rise to the highest. The ballad quantity dramatically “climbed the charts” as Okay-pop followers say when a tune turns into a late-bloomer hit months and even years after its authentic launch.
“Occasion Horizon” dropped in March and was out of the music charts’ high 100 by September. Nevertheless, after Younha carried out the quantity reside on faculty campuses through the autumn competition season, the tune garnered word-of-mouth reputation and is at the moment topping home streaming charts. Nevertheless, as a result of feminine soloists and particularly ballad singers are inclined to have comparatively smaller world fandoms, it’s rating at No. 8 on Circle’s World Okay-pop Chart.
BY HALEY YANG [[email protected]]