Chen completely smashes expectations by conquering this week’s OH! Chart. And he did it all by himself!
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.
This week, Taeyeon‘s ‘Four Seasons’ still leads the pack on Gaon’s weekly digital chart with an index score of 59,557,986. Indie duo Bolbbalgan4 is right on her tail with a score of 54,831,496. Jang Beom Jun with ‘Every Moment With You’ that holds steady in the top 3 at 47,520,112. Chen‘s ‘Beautiful Goodbye‘ only misses out within a hair’s breadth (44,588,889).
On the physical sales front, we finally reach the end of the Produce 101 tunnel. But only on a technicality. Produce 48’s IZ*ONE heads to the top by moving 122,636 copies of Heart.Iz. In second place is Chen who records a total of 102,449 copies of April, And A Flower sold on Hanteo. Meanwhile, Stray Kids maintains their physical sales ranking by selling a total of 16,298 copies of Clé 1: Miroh.
Chen‘s fanbase does not disappoint when it comes to OneHallyu’s popularity poll, lending him the most support with 23 votes. This time, Taeyeon shares a spot with IZ*ONE with 20 votes apiece.
As the only entry with points in all three categories, Chen‘s ‘Beautiful Goodbye’ easily ranks #1 with an overall score of 18.7 points. Not even Produce alumni IZ*ONE stood a chance; the girls still earn a score of 13.8 points though. Queen of consistency Taeyeon is not that far behind with 12.1 points.
- Chen – Beautiful Goodbye (Gaon: 44,588,889 | Hanteo: 102,449 | OH: 23 | Total: 18.7091255)
- IZ*ONE – Violeta (Gaon: 0 | Hanteo: 122,636 | OH: 20 | Total: 13.80588073)
- Taeyeon – Four Seasons (Gaon: 59,557,986 | Hanteo: 0 | OH: 20 | Total: 12.12769927)
- Bolbbalgan4 – Bom
- Jang Beom Jun – Every Moment With You
- Bolbbalgan4 – Stars Over Me
- Mamamoo – Gogobebe
- Jang Beom Jun – Karaoke
- Baek Yerin – Maybe It’s Not Our Fault
- N.Flying – Rooftop
- Kassy – The Day Was Beautiful
- Stray Kids – Miroh
- Park Jihoon – L.O.V.E
- TXT – Crown
Previous ranking: Not Applicable
Chen said he wanted to make healing music and lo, he flawlessly singeth it into existence. True, Beautiful Goodbye is depressing as fuck, but there’s a sense of bittersweetness to it that makes it feel more like a commiserating hug. Apparently, there’s a science behind why sad music feels so good and, clearly, this is just further evidence. Not to mention the very happy fact that this nerd’s hair is just as flawless as his vocals are (I hear that he consumes CDs for fun?).