WINNER Takes Over China’s Music Charts With “WE” + Promises To Meet Fans Without Rest This 2019
If you think the chart domination of WINNER ends in South Korea and iTunes, think again.
WINNER continues to prove it’s here to dominate the music scene with its newest mini album WE and title track “Ah Yeah” extending its success on China’s biggest streaming platform.
The boy group’s new EP took over China’s QQ Music, which boasts more than 400 million monthly users, as it takes the number one spot on the daily and weekly paid digital album sales charts of the platform. In addition, it also ranked number one on the daily and weekly paid digital album sales charts of Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, two large-scale music streaming platforms in China.
Meanwhile, back in South Korea, WINNER maintained its top position on six real-time charts namely Melon, Naver, Mnet, Bugs, Genie, and Olleh with “Ah Yeah” on May 18 — three days after the song’s release.
As of 2:30 p.m. KST of May 18, “Ah Yeah” remains number one on the real-time chart of Instiz iChart, an aggregation of the rankings of music charts in South Korea. In the same time period, the song secured the top spot in the daily chart of Melon and in the real-time chart of Naver. It continues to show strong rankings in the daily and real-time charts of Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, and Soribada where it settled within the top five of the charts.
“Ah Yeah” joins WINNER’s previous hit songs “Empty”, “Baby Baby”, “Really Really”, “Love Me Love Me”, “Everyday”, and “Millions” in the list of songs the boy group released within the past five years which achieved number status in different charts. In fact, the title track of WE gave the boys an all-kill status in eight different charts.
On iTunes album chart, WE ranked number one in 19 countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Bolivia, Vietnam, and Singapore.
All thanks to Inner Circles
The members relayed their gratitude for the chart performance of their releases. In an interview, they admitted feeling nervous every time they return with a new song. “We’re happy and grateful. We don’t know how we always reached number one somehow,” they said.
Leader Seungyoon credited their Inner Circles for their continuous success. He went on to recognize the fans’ effort in spreading their songs and music videos to a broader audience. “I think our fans are another member of WINNER,” he added.
For this year, WINNER aims to finish strong with a third album, promising a jam-packed year for their fans. “We’ll be meeting our fans without rest. Our schedule for until the second half of the year is already out,” they said.