It was revealed that Kpop singer IU, BTS, and Youngwoong Lim were the main characters who shined on the Gaon chart in 2021.
On January 7, the Korea Music Contents Association, which operates the Gaon Chart, said, “In the 2021 Gaon Chart, IU’s ‘Celebrity’ took first place in the digital and streaming charts and was honored with two awards. Kpop group BTS, which released ‘Butter,’ ranked first on the album chart, while Youngwoong Lim ranked first on the download chart with ‘My Starry Love,’ respectively.”
IU‘s ‘Celebrity,’ which took first place in the annual Gaon Digital Chart and Streaming Chart in 2021, and won two awards, continued to top the weekly Gaon Digital Chart and Streaming Chart for six weeks in a row. Since its release, it has shown its potential to rank in the top 50 digital charts to date.
BTS had the honor of ranking number one on the album chart for six consecutive years, with ‘Butter,’ released only once in 2021, topping the annual album chart. It also peaked at number one on the annual retail album chart. In addition, after receiving ‘Quadruple Million Seller’ for the first time since Gaon certified ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7,’ in May 2021, ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA’ received ‘Quadruple Million Seller’ certification. BTS became a group that received ‘quadruple million seller’ certification twice. Also, BTS is the only group to receive the ‘Quadruple Million Seller’ Album certification.
Meanwhile, Kpop singer Youngwoong Lim topped the annual download chart, proving the steady love of fans.
‘My Starry Love’ ranked on five charts, including the digital chart, download chart, BGM chart, ringtone chart, and coloring chart on the Gaon Chart in the 11th week of 2021. Then, it maintains the top spot on the weekly download chart for five consecutive weeks.
Notably, on Social Chart 2.0, from the 42nd week of 2021 to the present, it has maintained 4th place for 12 consecutive weeks, showing the highest performance among male solo artists.
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