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WINNER Rises With Really Really; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, April Week 4
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WINNER Rises With Really Really; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, April Week 4

WINNER moves up from No. 8 to be the new No. 1 song on our chart this week with Really Really. This song won on Inkigayo and M!Countdown last week, and is their first chart topping hit since their 2014 debut song Empty. Congratulations to WINNER!

Girl’s Day’s I’ll be yours remains at No. 2 while Highlight’s Plz Don’t Be Sad, last week’s champion, drops two spots to No. 3.

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There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. Debuting at No. 4 is IU’s Can’t Love You Anymore. This song is the second pre-released single from IU’s fourth studio album. It is an RB ballad featuring indie artist Oh Hyuk. IU has just released her fourth album Palette yesterday. The title song of the same name featuring G-Dragon was just released, so Can’t Love You Anymore may have a short stay on our chart.

Celebrities Expanding Their Talent and Becoming an Author
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Celebrities Expanding Their Talent and Becoming an Author

Celebrities are talented people who have overflowing creativity within themselves. Some actors and actresses bring their beautiful voice into songs, some singers/ K-pop idols challenge themselves in acting. Some celebrities decided to branch out and start their own business by becoming an owner of a restaurant, coffee shop, and even bookstore.

However, today, we are going to talk about celebrities who transformed themselves into a unique position. Which is becoming an author! Following celebrities have released a book or two under their name, expressing their thoughts and imaginations.

WINNER Succeeds With Really Really; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, April Week 5
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WINNER Succeeds With Really Really; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, April Week 5

WINNER’s Really Really held on to the No. 1 spot for the second straight week despite facing serious competition from several female artists. This song picked up another two music show wins last week on Inkigayo and M!Countdown. Congratulations again to WINNER!

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 10 spots to No. 2 is EXID’s latest hit Night Rather Than Day, which is the title track from EXID’s third mini-album Eclipse. It is a dance song with a unique combination of modern and retro style sounds. The lyrics are about one’s preference of night time over day time when it is too busy.

IU Prevails With Palette; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 1
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IU Prevails With Palette; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 1

IU’s Palette has become our new No. 1 song! This song wasn’t even on our chart last week, but with its promotion in full swing, it picked up three wins on music shows last week on Inkigayo, M!Countdown, and on the new Music Core chart ranking. Palette is the first song in more than three years to debut at No. 1 on our chart. Congratulations to IU!

Palette is one of the two title songs from IU’s fourth album. This self-written synth pop song by IU is about her own story growing up, with the lyrics about the beauty of youth. G-Dragon is featured on this song, making it a mega collaboration between superstars.

IU Continues To Slay With Palette; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 2
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IU Continues To Slay With Palette; Soompi’s K-Pop Music Chart 2017, May Week 2

IU’s Palette easily repeats at No. 1 this week! Palette dominates the chart for the second week of May in all aspects, picking up four more wins on music shows such as Inkigayo, Music Bank, Music Core, and M!Countdown. Congratulations again to IU!

WINNER’s former No. 1 song Really Really remains at No. 2 this week, while TWICE’s Knock Knock bounces back two spots to No. 3.

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There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 13 spots to No. 5 is indie band Hyukoh’s TOMBOY, which is one of the two title songs from their album 23. Ever since their breakout success on Infinite Challenge, Hyukoh and their lead singer Oh Hyuk have been able to cross over to mainstream K-pop. TOMBOY is a song that details their career so far, and the lyrics mention that they are still trying to find their direction in life.