Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 5

A rookie artist is taking our chart and the Kpop world by storm this week! YG Entertainment’s prized new male group WINNER impressively scores their first No. 1 song on their debut hit “Empty.” Amazingly, WINNER did it in just two weeks as “Empty” moves up from No. 12 last week.  The song won on SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, and M!Countdown last week. Just like their labelmate senior BIGBANG, WINN...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 4

After getting close with many of their past hits, Block B finally scores their first ever No. 1 song on our chart this week with “HER.” This song won on M!Countdown last week and was also consistently among the top songs in all our sources. “HER” narrowly edged out the champion of the past two weeks, SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” by eight points to win the top spot this week. Block B was voted by our f...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 3

There is another log jam on top of our chart this week, but SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” managed to stay on top for the second straight week.  This song scored another three music show wins on KBS Music Bank, M!Countdown, and SBS Inkigayo this past week. Despite not scoring as high as last week, it is still good enough to be our No. 1 song again. Congratulations to SISTAR. Only one point separates the...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 2

We had a four way battle for the top spot this week: Last week’s champion Girl’s Day’s “Darling” took on a trio of brand new songs: SISTAR’s “Touch My Body,” INFINITE’s “Back,” and Block B’s “HER.”  It was SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” taking the top spot this week. This song is the title track of SISTAR’s second mini-album, “Touch & Move.” It has an additive melody and lyrics that are easy to sing...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 1

There were many changes on the chart this week, with the top two coming from outside last week’s top 10. Girl’s Day’s “Darling” won on Music Core and Inkigayo, while  B1A4‘s “Solo Day” won on Music Bank,  M!Countdown, and Show Champion.  Girl’s Day easily secured the win as “Darling” scored a lot more points on independent charts and our Soompi Airplay.  “Darling” is the title tr...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 4

f(x) has the new No. 1 song this week with “Red Light,” moving up eight spots to take over our top spot.  This song swept all music shows for the past week and it is no surprise to see them winning in our chart as well.  “Red Light” also tops our Soompi Airplay source, and is the only song to score over 900 points this week.  Congratulations to f(x). For the third straight week, AOA’s “Short Hair”...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 3

BEAST’s “Good Luck” repeats as No. 1 this week as it holds off AOA’s “Short Hair” again this week.  “Good Luck” recorded wins on SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, and MBC Music Core last week. It also topped our newly added Soompi Airplay source as the BEAST was the hottest trending artist on our last chart period.  Congratulations to BEAST. Moving up one spot to No. 3 is K.Will’s “Day 1.”  This song ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 2

Our weekly music chart has undergone a major change starting this week.  To make our chart more reflective of what is hot internationally, we are introducing “Soompi Airplay” as 15% of our chart score.  “Soompi Airplay” reflects the relevance of each artist by measuring the frequency of their coverage on Soompi each week.  We feel that this adds our own flavor to the music chart rather than just s...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 1

Taeyang’s “Eye, Nose, Lips” is No. 1 for the third consecutive week!  Despite strong challengers, this song is still ranked at or near the top in all our chart sources. “Eye, Nose, Lips” won over San E and Raina’s duet “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness” for a second week in a row, even though the gap is only 13 points this week. Congratulations to Taeyang once again. There are many changes in the res...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – June Week 4

Taeyang remains on top for the second straight week with “Eye, Nose, Lips.”  Even though it did not score have a perfect score like last week, “Eye, Nose, Lips” continues to rack up music show wins as it was No. 1 on M!Countdown, Music Bank, and Inkigayo.  Congratulations to Taeyang. The number song 2 this week is “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness,” which is a collaboration between rapper San E and A...