As Gaon unveils its latest weekly charts, we find PSY‘s Gentleman first again with the surreal 65,630,781 DA! This is twice as much as any other song managed to sell in one week this year. After 11 days of release, Gentleman DA amount equals to 108,332,130, already making it the 8th highest selling song of the year, well positioned to take the lead which is currently held by Baechigi‘s Tears.
On the rest of the weekly charts, Cho Young Pil confirms its little sensation created with Bounce by registering 36,806,082 DA, on the 3 highest for a single week this year. Lyn also breaks the prestigious 30 million mark with 오늘 밤 (Feat. Baechigi) while K.Will and Davichi round up the top 5 with their respective hit songs Love Blossom and Be Warmed.
As for this year lasting sensation, Davichi’s Turtle continues to charts on its 2th week like on its 1st with another impressive 14,594,194 DA.
As reported without actual numbers, PSY‘s Gentleman registered one of the best possible debut on charts. Now that the Weekly Gaon charts have been released, we can accurately measure the extent of his prowess on the charts. Four days were enough for Gentleman to top the weekly charts with the impressive 42,701,349 DA.
This is the highest number of sales in a single week this year, and the very first to edge over the 40 million mark. Prior that achievement, only two songs had crossed the 30 million mark, Leessang‘s Tears and Sistar19′s Gone Not Around Any Longer, which are joined by K.Will‘s Love Blossom, who also hit over the 30 million mark this week, ranking only second to PSY.
This week shows the highest number of sales on weekly charts so far this year. As a point of comparison, Lee Hi‘s Rose who topped the weekly charts 3 weeks ago with 16,360,433 would have ranked 13th this week with the same numbers, in between Davichi‘s Turtle and Sunny Hill‘s Love Actually.
Congratulations to PSY for this explosive debut on charts!
Source: Gaon Melon
PSY registers a new certified all-kill with his latest song Gentleman, which means the track has topped every real-time and daily charts of Korea. This huge accomplishment is expected due to his previous huge success of world hit Gangnam Style, and Gentleman‘s success, for once, will not really be measured by its performances in Korea but in the rest of the world where the song has also entered the iTunes charts of many countries.
Instiz could go on to certify Gentleman as a Perfect all-kill starting on Sunday night if PSY manages to maintain the current form and edges over K.Will‘s Love Blossom to top its weekly charts
Gentleman has also hit Melon’s roof nearly twenty times since its release. It is continuing to record the best chart performance in the Korean charts which any song could possibly have.
Congratulations to PSY and let’s hope this success will last as long as his previous notable hit, Gangnam Style.
Davichi continues its string of success by topping yet another weekly chart with another song, Be Warmed, featuring Verbal Jint. With 26,788,169 DA and 341,514 downloads, Be Warmed succeeds Lee Hi‘s Rose which now ranks 2nd with 21,792,148 DA on Gaon.
Davichi’s hit song Turtle is still charting high at the 5th place with the unwavering 14,209,542. It is Turtle’s 5th week within the Top 5 of the weekly charts. K.Will‘s hit song Love Blossom is at 4th, while indie hip hop duo Geeks ranks 3rd. Busker Busker‘s Cherry Love Ending ranks 6th, exactly 53 weeks after its release. Infinite‘s Man In Love just missed the Top 10 by ranking 11th with 11,150,637 DA.
Congratulations to Davichi for the chart achievement!
Watch Davichi’s Be Warmed below:
On the heels of K.will‘s recent release of Love Blossom, the artist has been garnering a lot of attention from celebrities across Asia. Today Japan’s most legendary Jrock solo artist and former member of Malice Mizer, Gackt Camui, released a special video message, spoken in a mixture of English and Korean, to show his support for his close friend and dongsaeng’s new album.
Check it out below.
“What’s up everyone. Hello, it’s Gackt. Recently my precious dongsaeng, K.will, released a new album entitled Love Blossom. You all should check it out! This was Gackt.”
Gackt, a fifteen plus year veteran of Japanese rock, is one of the most influential artists in Japan, garnering millions of fans worldwide with his powerful yet meaningful music, and is world-renowned for his highly popular acting abilities. Gackt’s latest single, Hakuro, was released in October of last year and he is currently working on other music and acting projects in Japan.
While showing support for K.will’s new album has caught some fans off guard, his support for Kpop and Kpop artists is nothing new. He was spotted at The Return Of JYJ Tokyo Dome concerts in Japan earlier this week in a show of support for the group, along with another Jrock icon, HYDE of L’Arc-en-Ciel and Vamps .
K.Will’s new album Love Blossom, which was released on April 4, has quickly gained momentum since its release and is currently charting at number 2 on the Daum music charts. On April 3, the artist released the corresponding music video to the album’s title track of the same name.
To grab a copy of K.will’s new album Love Blossom, check it out on iTunes.