[OSEN=김은애 기자] YG Entertainment took over music charts in the first half of 2018. WINNER dominated no. 1 spots in music charts, following iKON and BIGBANG.
On April 5, YANG HYUN SUK wrote on his social media, “#BIGBANG #WINNER #iKON #YG_3_Brothers#BIGBANG_24DAYS_WINNER_2DAYS_iKON71DAYS #YG”.
Along with the captions, he uploaded a screenshot photo of a music chart from Melon. On Melon, which is Korea’s largest music streaming platform, WINNER’s ‘EVERYDAY’ was placed at no. 1, BIGBANG’s ‘FLOWER ROAD’ at no. 3, and iKON’s ‘LOVE SCENARIO’ at no. 5. YG’s representative boy-groups took over the top ranks on the same chart.
The first half of 2018 in the K-Pop scene has been dominated by boy-groups from YG. iKON set a milestone with the title song ‘LOVE SCENARIO’ from their 2nd official album ‘RETURN’, released on January 25. ‘LOVE SCENARIO’ not only topped real-time, daily, weekly, and monthly charts, but also wrote a new record by maintaining its no. 1 position for 43 days. Furthermore, the song is still remaining its top rank for 71 days in various music charts.
The next runners were BIGBANG. Starting with G-DRAGON on February, TAEYANG and DAESUNG both enlisted in the army to serve military duties, creating a vacancy in team activities. For the fans that will miss BIGBANG during their vacancy, BIGBANG gifted them with the song ‘FLOWER ROAD’. The group achieved an ‘all-kill’ with the song ‘FLOWER ROAD’ which was a release featuring all members of BIGBANG in 1 year and 3 months, and is remaining at the top ranks although it’s been 24 days since the song’s release.
Now it is time for WINNER. WINNER received an explosive response as they released their 2nd official album ‘EVERYD4Y’ on April 4. The title song ‘EVERYDAY’ achieved an ‘all-kill’ in music charts, and was placed at no. 1 on real-time searched keywords in major portal sites. Furthermore, all 12 tracks from the album and their song ‘REALLY REALLY’ released last year on April are at the charts, showing great performances. The song also received global popularity, by topping iTunes Charts in 18 different countries.
The success in music charts by artists from YG is more meaningful since all the songs were created by the members. From iKON’s ‘LOVE SCENARIO’ to BIGBANG’s ‘FLOWER ROAD’ and WINNER’s ‘EVERYDAY’, all songs were written and composed by the members. The groups were acknowledged in both popularity and musicality, holding up to YG’s reputation.
YANG HYUN SUK also played a huge role in YG’s success. YANG HYUN SUK participated in the mix of all albums himself, adding completion to the final product. He even got a cervical disk problem while working on the mix for WINNER’s new album. However, YANG HYUN SUK’s insight on music is well known as the phrase states, ‘You trust and listen to music from YG’. Without his strict inspections, YG would not have been able to achieve such great success.
YG Entertainment had a good start in early 2018 and is currently continuing their no. 1 march. YG’s girl-group BLACKPINK is also preparing to make comeback. People are eager to see all groups from YG including BIGBANG, WINNER, iKON, and BLACKPINK dominate the top ranks in music charts on May.
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Source: YG Life