Gaon Chart Unearths Album Sales And Virtual Ratings For First Part Of 2016

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BTS becomes the fastest foreign group to surpass 200,000 album sales on Japan's Oricon Chart
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BTS becomes the fastest foreign group to surpass 200,000 album sales on Japan's Oricon Chart

BTS is setting new records in Japan!

On Japan's Oricon Chart, BTS recorded a total of 238,795 Oricon points/album sales with their latest Japanese single ''Blood, SweatTears'' and took #1 on the Weekly Single Chart.

The boy group made their Japanese debut with ''No More Dream'' in June of 2014. This makes BTS the fastest foreign group to surpass 200,000 album sales on Oricon's Weekly Single Chart. 

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Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for April 9 - April 15
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Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for April 9 - April 15

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for April 9 to April 15 below!

1. IU with Oh Hyuk - "Can't Love You Anymore"

2. Eunji ft. Hareem - "The Spring"

3. WINNER - "Really Really"

6. Taeyeon - "Make Me Love You"

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for April 16 - April 22
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Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for April 16 - April 22

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for April 16 to April 22 below!

1. IU ft. G-Dragon - "Palette"

2. IU with Oh Hyuk - "Can't Love You Anymore"

3. Hyorin x Changmo - "BLUE MOON"

5. WINNER - "Really Really"

LABOUMs Agency Responds To Accusations Of Album Sales Manipulation
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LABOUMs Agency Responds To Accusations Of Album Sales Manipulation

On May 2, LABOUMs agency Global H Media released an official statement on accusations of album sales manipulation.

In the press release, the agency stated that the album sales of LABOUMs second mini album Miss This Kiss were not manipulated, and they are discussing taking legal action against those that spread the rumors.

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They continued on to reveal, In February, LABOUM signed a two-year contract as models of a franchise. The franchise has more than 500 locations in Korea and also has locations in Southeast Asia. The advertiser for the franchise purchased albums fairly through the distributor to use for promotional events at locations in both Korea and foreign countries.

IU, hyukoh, Minzy, and Jonghyun are on Billboard's 'World Album' chart
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IU, hyukoh, Minzy, and Jonghyun are on Billboard's 'World Album' chart

Multiple K-pop artists made it to 'Billboard's World Album' chart for the week of May 13.

IU took the number one spot on the 'World Album' chart with 'Palette.' Indie band hyukoh took sixth place with '23', and Jonghyun following behind at number 7 with 'JONGHYUN The Collection Story Op.2'. Finally, former 2NE1 member Minzy ranking ninth place with her solo debut album 'Minzy Work 01 UNO.'

SEE ALSO: Minzy demonstrates her fierce girl power for 'Vogue'

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