On September 21, Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” jumped to the 11th place on the US Billboard’s Hot 100 chart from last week’s 64th place. This is the highest a Korean artist has ever made on Billboard chart in the history of Korean music industry. Moreover, Psy topped the US iTunes Top Songs chart, proving the world’s fascination with “Gangnam Style.”
While YG Entertainment is still getting used to one of its artists’ sudden worldwide popularity, G-Dragon also made a surprise debut on the Billboard chart. G-Dragon’s solo album “One of A Kind” debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at 161th place. Prior to G-dragon, BoA, Big Bang, and TaeTiSeo made it toe the Billboard 200 chart. G-Dragon’s “One of A Kind” also made it to the top of World Albums chart and 6th place on the Heatseeker’s chart.
As a result, YG Entertainment now has two of its artists on the Billboard in both singles and albums chart. Currently, Psy is staying in the United States, focusing on promoting “Gangnam Style.” G-dragon recently made a comeback on SBS “Inkigayo” and officially started his promotional cycle.