gave it their best shot, but BTS chart domination is inevitable with ‘ON‘, the same way Avengers: Endgame box office domination was inevitable.ou’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of BTS at this point. Even those who know next to nothing about Korean entertainment (which should not still be possible because Parasite?) would at least know of the group’s existence, the same way everyone knows about the Marvel movies. Girl group fans
Here’s how everyone fared in the aftermath of it all.
OH! Chart Top 15: February 2020 / MONTH 06
|Album Chart: 4,114,843
Digital Chart: 0
|Album Chart: 0
Digital Chart: 182,679,370
|Album Chart: 0
Digital Chart: 104,236,514
|6 (↑)||So What
|7 (↑)||I Give You My Heart
|10 (↓)||Late Night
|11 (↑)||Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers
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|12 (↑)||Let Us Go
In this month’s update, Red Velvet and Mamamoo continue to be the only idol groups in the top 10 of Gaon’s digital rankings with ‘Psycho’ securing 104,236,514 points at #3. ZICO, though, led the pack with ‘Anysong’ (182,679,370 points), along with Changmo whose song ‘METEOR’ (124,302,321 points) has remained on the charts for the third consecutive month. BTS don’t make an appearance here, but it doesn’t really matter anyway, and we’re about to find out why.
BTS made fools of every other other contender in February’s Gaon update. The boys sold not just thousands of copies of ‘Map of the Soul: 7’, but millions of them. Specifically, 4,114,843 copies. IZ*ONE definitely sold more than the average girl group, moving 422,248 copies of ‘BLOOM*IZ’ but that figure simply does not compare to BTS. Meanwhile, The Boyz rank at #3 on the physical charts, of which their 85,149 copies sold are a mere drop in the ocean of BTS.
Votes are all about girl groups. Orbits have definitely been making their presence felt in every corner of the internet lately, and OH! Chart is no different. Thanks to their support, LOONA‘s ‘So What’ secured the most number of votes with 27 votes. Red Velvet‘s ‘Psycho’ earned the second highest number of votes (20) while GFRIEND‘s ‘Crossroads’ earned the third highest number of votes (15). Again, BTS don’t really make much of an impact here, but it doesn’t really matter anyway, and… we’re about to find out why.
Red Velvet‘s ‘Psycho’ dropped two places from last month’s update, scoring 9.91 points in total, but BTS chart domination in this OH! Chart update is sheer madness. Madness. They dropkicked the rest of the competition purely on physical album sales alone. Frankly, not a single vote was even required here for them to secure their place at the top, with a total of 19.30 points. ZICO (10.43 points) would have had to earn an insane number of votes to beat them. Orbits, Reveluvs, and Buddys tried. But LOONA, at least, managed to jump to #6 with Orbits’ support even though their sales were a little behind.
Huh? What Just Happened?
OH! Chart is a monthly music charting system that is unique to the OneHallyu community and OH! Press readers. It tracks top 10 songs on Gaon Monthly Digital Chart and the top five best-selling albums on Gaon Monthly Album Chart. Thus, only data from exceptional performers will be collected for both categories. We will then aggregate the data and rank the songs based on three voting categories: Streaming and Downloads (55% of votes), Physical Sales (20%) and OH! Press Reader Votes (25%). After each full month, OH! Chart will be updated to reflect the best-selling and most-loved songs.
How the Results are Calculated
The top 10 songs from Gaon Monthly Digital Chart and title songs of the top five albums from Gaon Monthly Album Chart are selected. Only data for exceptional performers from these two charts will be counted towards their scores. Those who perform exceptionally across the board will have the advantage of scoring in all of them. For the final scores, each song’s individual data for one category is divided by the sum of that category, then multiplied by our chosen percentage (i.e. 0.20 for physical sales). The grand totals from all three categories are added together and multiplied by 100, forming the final score.
OH! Chart #1: BTS Chart High With ‘ON’
BTS has come a long way since filming in abandoned buildings, donned in school uniforms. ‘ON’ is just another notch on their list of successes, but as long as you’ve got Kim Taehyung in your music video’s thumbnail, you’ve already got yourself a winner. There was no need for anything else. Period.