According to MelOn, a popular music streaming platform in Korea, YG Entertainment artists dominated most of the first half of 2018. Data showed that for 89 out of first 186 days of 2018, YG artists have ranked #1 on MelOn charts. That’s a whopping rate of 47.8%!
YG Entertainment’s iKON, BIGBANG, WINNER, and BLACKPINK have swept the chart and ranked #1 for consecutive weeks at a time.
iKON’s “LOVE SCENARIO” first reached #1 on MelOn chart on January 25th, 2018. From then on until March 8th (43 days), it remained at the top of the chart refusing to come down!
Then on March 13, BIGBANG released the pre-recorded special track, “Flower Road”, as a gift for the fans who are supporting the members through their military duties. This song immediately claimed #1 and remained at the top of the chart for 19 days.
Starting on April 4 until the 9th, WINNER became the next YG artist to top the chart with “EVERYDAY”!
Last but not least, BLACKPINK conquered the charts when they returned with “DDU-DU DDU-DU” on June 15th, 2018. Their hottest new bop continues to sit in the #1 spot on the chart even today!
“DDU-DU DDU-DU” has been claiming the No.1 spot for nearly a month now!
As for YG’s next artist to take #1, fans look forward to Seungri‘s solo, “1, 2, 3!” to be released July 20th. Will he be the next in line to continue the winning streak for YG Entertainment?