We welcome the new year with a bangin’ top three. EXO, WINNER, and Twice are all lined up on OH! Chart as they say goodbye to 2018 and hello to better music and a happy and healthy 2019.
How the OH! Chart System Works:
The chart is divided into three different categories: Gaon Digital Score (60%), Hanteo Physical Sales (15%), and OH User Voting (25%). For each weekly cycle of the chart, OH users can vote for more than one nominee. However, they cannot vote for the same nominee more than once. Chart Masters will then gather the data and crunch the numbers. Once an artist achieves three wins with one song (a triple crown!), this song will be excluded from future charts.
1st place digital winner is well-deserved soloist Ben, with 48,139,367 points for her heart-wrenching ballad 180 Degrees. Next, in 2nd place is WINNER, scoring 38,414,882 points with their funky love song Millions. And finally, not too far behind his group’s success, WINNER‘s Mino rounds out the top 3 with his song Fiancé, having earned 36,218,439 points.
EXO claims the physical top spot this week with Tempo selling 285,908 copies two months after its release. Even though, 2nd place isn’t selling Millions, digitally strong WINNER proves they have a strong fandom pushing 35,729 albums. And last but certainly not least is SM’s #1 breadwinner and Hallyu Legends — 3rd gen stans take note — TVXQ, who sold 29,892 copies of their latest album Truth, firmly securing them in 3rd place.
OH! Chart makes an overdue relaunch this week after a brief hiatus and OneHallyuers didn’t flop! They came out in droves to support their faves. EXO‘s Love Shot ultimately had the greatest number on their knees, scoring 80 votes. But, not to be outdone, Onces were a mere two votes shy from snatching EXO‘s wig, with 78 votes going to Twice‘s Yes or Yes. And finally, EXO-L’s didn’t want to mess up their Tempo, but couldn’t decide between the two songs, landing it in 3rd place with 69 votes.
Despite the fans voting for it, Love Shot falls short and the overall winner goes to EXO‘s Tempo, with the majority of points coming from physical albums sold. WINNER‘s Millions claims second place after scoring high digitally and physically. (They just need to work on rallying Inner Circles to vote!) And finally, despite no physical sales, 3rd place goes to Korea’s #1 Cheer Squad Twice, with their song Yes or Yes.
- EXO – Tempo (Gaon: 0 | Hanteo: 285,908 | OH: 69 | Total: 15.71)
- WINNER – Millions (Gaon: 38,414,882 | Hanteo: 35,729 | OH: 27 | Total: 10.38)
- Twice – Yes or Yes (Gaon: 26,571,894 | Hanteo: 0 | OH: 78 | Total: 9.78)
- EXO – Love Shot
- Ben – 180 Degrees
- Jennie – SOLO
- Mino – Fiancé
- Heize – First Sight
- Paul Kim – Me After You
- Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
- Haeun – Shin Yong Jae
- TVXQ – Truth
- The Boyz – No Air
No.1 SPOTLIGHT: EXO
Previous ranking: Not Applicable
EXO’s Tempo welcomes the new year with a Triple Crown on OH! Chart, making them ineligible to win after this week. Will Love Shot make a miraculous return with its predecessor out of the picture or is Tempo really just the superior song? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments down below!