YG Entertainment’s iKON, BIGBANG, WINNER, and BLACKPINK have swept the chart and ranked #1 for consecutive weeks at a time.
It’s already the end of the first half of 2018 and so far the most impressive performances in K-pop of the first two quarters were almost completely revealed. It’s no exaggeration to say that YG Entertainment entertainment company that has taken over the K-pop digital music charts in the first half of 2018.
Especially with the recent analysis of OSEN, we can clearly see it. The news website OSEN has published a proprietary article that analyzing what had happened on Melon since Jan 1st till July 5th. OSEN announced that within the first 181 days of 2018, YG Ent’s artists have won the first place in 89 days (which was 47.8% of the total days in the first 6 months of the year).
iKON’s “LOVE SCENARIO” first reached #1 on MelOn chart on January 25th, 2018. From then on until March 8th (43 days), it remained at the top of the chart refusing to come down!
Then on March 13, BIGBANG released the pre-recorded special track, “Flower Road”, as a gift for the fans who are supporting the members through their military duties. This song immediately claimed #1 and remained at the top of the chart for 19 days.
Starting on April 4 until the 9th, WINNER became the next YG artist to top the chart with “EVERYDAY”!
Last but not least, BLACKPINK conquered the charts when they returned with “DDU-DU DDU-DU” on June 15th, 2018. Their hottest new bop continues to sit in the #1 spot on the chart even today!
Only a week after coming back into the K-Pop scene, BLACKPINK became the second best-selling girl group of 2018. The group continues to set and break records even today!
As for YG’s next artist to take #1, fans look forward to Seungri‘s solo, “1, 2, 3!” to be released July 20th. Will he be the next in line to continue the winning streak for YG Entertainment?
Obviously, no one can deny the fact that YG has really become the icon of dominance on the Korean music charts in the first half of 2018. Many of the fans are now expecting much more achievements from YG artists in the next months.