WINNER Clinches Triple Crown On Gaon Music Chart With “WE”
The group’s comeback proves to be twice, scratch that, thrice as strong as they achieve “Triple Crown” victory on Gaon Chart.
WINNER topped the Albums chart for Week 20 (May 12 to 18) with latest mini-album WE, according to the results released on May 23 by Gaon. The title song from the album, “AH YEAH” also landed first place on the Downloads chart.
Moreover, WE secured the top spot in the weekly sales volume in the Retail Albums chart. This gave YG Entertainment’s five-year-old boy group the triple crown achievement.
Retail Albums chart tabulates the accumulated sales of albums (CD, LP, Kit, etc) in retail stores. Gaon Chart, considered a nationally-recognized music chart in South Korea, lists the weekly popularity of songs released in the country.
WINNER made a comeback on May 15, with an album that showcases their maturity and distinct musical color. “AH YEAH” is a song that boasts of the group’s trademark summer dance vibe with catchy lyrics and addictive melody. It is a song with words that expressed the emotions of parting. With WINNER’s unique sense of musicality and energy, they turned the song into a perky break up song that surely catches the listeners’ attention.
The album comes in four design variants – black, silver, blue and white. Each version includes a photobook, bonus images, a random polaroid photo, a group photo card, and a random large-scale postcard.
The title song “AH YEAH” scored an all-kill status on local music charts upon release. This keeps WINNER’s streak of having their title tracks ranked first on domestic music listings. Furthermore, they also proved their rising global presence as their EP topped iTunes Album charts in nineteen countries. The group also conquered daily and weekly Paid Digital Album Sales charts of Kugou Music, Kuwo Music, and China’s biggest music platform, QQ Music.
WINNER will meet domestic fans when they hold WINNER PRIVATE STAGE [WWIC2019] in Jangchung Stadium, Seoul on June 29 at 2PM and 6PM.
Photos credit to YG Entertainment.