Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gaon chart releases K-pop rankings for May

By JONATHAN HICAP
MANILA, Philippines - Gaon chart, Korea's version of the Billboard charts, released the single and album rankings for K-pop for the month of May.
TaeTiSeo, the subunit of Girls Generation, topped the singles and album rankings.

In the album sales for May, TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" mini-album sold 139,388 copies to top the chart. The group has won 12 awards on TV music shows in Korea.
It was followed by JYJ member Xia Junsu's first solo album "Tarantallegra," which sold 122,000 copies. The album grabbed the second spot despite that Junsu did not hold any TV promotion due to the current TV ban on JYJ.
Boy band Infinite's third mini-album "Infinitize" is third with 88,284. The boy band has so far won six K-pop chart awards on TV music shows since the album was released last May 15.
Busker Busker's "Busker Busker" came at fourth with 32,838 copies sold followed by IU's "Spring of a Twenty Year Old" with 30,975, B1A4's "Ignition Special Album" with 28,053, Ulala Session's "Ulala Sensation" with 24,497, EXO-K's first mini-album "Mama" with 23,429, 2PM's "2PM Member's Selection" with 20,000 and A Pink's "Une Annee" with 16,816.
In the monthly singles chart for May, "Twinkle" is also No. 1 followed by IU, Baek Ji Young feat. Gary of Leessang, Ulala Session, IU, SISTAR, Park Jin-young, Brave Guys, Mighty Mouth and Baek Ji Young feat. BEAST's Junhyung.
Artists which topped the online downloads and streaming charts for May are:
Online Downloads
1. IU - “Every End of the Day” - 1,212,222
2. Baek Ji Young feat. Gary of Leessang - “Voice” - 1,199,217
3. TaeTiSeo - “Twinkle” - 997,122
4. Ulala Session - “Beautiful Night” – 963,205
5. IU - “Peach” - 784,919
6. Mighty Mouth feat. Soya – “Bad Guy” – 783,843
7. Brave Guys - “I  Money Care” – 759,277
8. Baek Ji Young feat. Jun-hyung of BEAST - “Good Boy” - 749,958
9. Park Jin-young - “You’re The One” - 730,950
10. SISTAR - “Alone” - 685,744
Online Streaming
1. TaeTiSeo – “Twinkle” – 9,984,229 streams
2. SISTAR – “Alone” – 9,039,848
3. Baek Ji Young ft. Gary of Leessang – “Voice” – 8,681,662
4. IU – “Every End of the Day” – 7,818,577
5. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending” – 7,004,006
6. Park Jin-young - “You’re The One” – 6,818,455
7. Ulala Session - “Beautiful Night” – 6,684,137
8. IU - “Peach” - 6,221,463
9. 4minute – “Volume Up” – 5,692,371
10. December – “She’s Gone” – 5,459,313

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