Gaon Chart Reveals Album Sales And Digital Rankings For First Half Of 2016

SEVENTEEN BTS TWICE EXO GFRIEND

On August 8, Gaon Chart revealed their album sales rankings and streaming rankings for the first half of 2016 (from January 1 to June 30).

EXO, known for their stellar album sales records, topped the list. Furthermore, rising superstar BTS placed second while newer groups like SEVENTEEN and TWICE showed their growing popularity as well.

Check out the top 10 artists from the “Album Top 100” below:

  1. EXO – “EX’ACT” (Korean Version) 524,823
  2. BTS – “Forever Young” 319,327
  3. EXO – “EX’ACT” (Chinese Version) 242,432
  4. SEVENTEEN – “Love & Letter” 192,030
  5. GOT7 – “Flight Log: Departure” 157,496
  6. TWICE – “Page 2” 136,904
  7. Taemin – “Press It” 114,017
  8. VIXX – “Zelos” 108,987
  9. Taeyeon – “Why” 103,784
  10. Kim Jaejoong – “NO.X” 85,420

Gaon Chart also revealed the “Digital Top 100” list. The top 10 is dominated by “Descendants of the Sun” OST songs and girl group songs. This list is determined by downloads and streaming.

Check out the top 10 from the “Digital Top 100” below:

  1. GFRIEND – “Rough”
  2. Davichi – “This Love” (“Descendants of the Sun” OST)
  3. MC the Max – “No Matter Where”
  4. Gummy – “You Are My Everything” (“Descendants of the Sun” OST)
  5. Zico – “I Am You, You Are Me”
  6. Yoon Mirae – “Always” (“Descendants of the Sun” OST)
  7. MAMAMOO – “You’re the Best”
  8. TWICE – “Cheer Up”
  9. Suzy & Baekhyun – “Dream”
  10. K.Will – “Talk Love” (“Descendants of the Sun” OST)

The “Digital Top 100” results are somewhat similar to Mnet’s list of top 30 songs of 2016.

What are your thoughts on these rankings?

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