One of K-pop’s most successful boy groups made a victorious return to the OH!Chart. With just three new debutants, chart regulars were battling for podium spots this week.
How the OH!Chart system works:
The chart is divided into three different categories: Gaon Streaming and Downloads (60%), Hanteo Physical Sales (15%), and OH User Voting (25%). OH users are allowed to vote and have a say in the overall chart ranks of certain songs each week. OH users can vote for more than one nominee but cannot vote for the same nominee more than once. Every week, data from the three categories will be gathered and weighted accordingly. The artists with the 10 highest scores will make it onto the chart. If an artist wins a triple crown, their results will not be recorded in future charts.
*Due to technical difficulties, OH! votes were not included in this week’s results*
SM Entertainment’s all-conquering boy group EXO recorded a big win for their winter ballad, “Universe” on 23.54 points. R’n’B soloist and debutant Dean clinched second spot with “Instagram” on 12.95 points. Indie artist MoonMoon finished in third place for Contrail on 7.86 points.
EXO notched an a landslide win in the physicals category with 351,037 copies. Fellow boy group The Boyz took out second spot with 14,296 copies. Senior group B1A4 placed third with 5,865 copies.
Dean easily won the downloads for his latest hit “Instagram” on 171,979 hits. EXO finished second after they also recorded six-figures with 131,927 hits. MoonMoon secured third place on 74,682 hits. Meanwhile in the streaming category, Melomance came first for Gift with 5,087,059 hits. Former triple crown winner Twice took out second place on 4,910,956 hits. Dean rounded out the top three with 4,865,917 hits.
- EXO – Universe: (Gaon Downloads: 131,927, Gaon Streaming: 2,292,184, Hanteo: 351,037, OH: 1= Total score: 23.54 points)
- Dean – Instagram: (Gaon Downloads: 171,979, Gaon Streaming: 4,865,917, Hanteo: 0, OH:1 = Total score: 12.95 points)
- MoonMoon – Contrail: (Gaon Downloads: 74,682, Gaon Streaming: 4,667,504, Hanteo: 0, OH: 1 = Total score: 7.86 points)
- Twice – Heart Shaker
- Melomance – Gift
- Jonghyun – Lonely
- Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
- Naul – Emptiness in Memory
- Minseo, Yoon Jong Shin – Yes
- Punch – At Night
- The Boyz – Boy
- B1A4 – Rollin’
- BTS – DNA
- Wanna One – Beautiful
NO.1 SPOTLIGHT: EXO
Previous ranking: Not applicable
EXO has comeback with a heart-warming ballad, “Universe”. Sticking to the annual Christmas-themed album, the boys have yet again released a ballad for the holiday season. “Universe” features a soft piano tune coupled with emotional vocals. The vocal line’s input is powerful but not overbearing with super high notes which fits nicely to the mellow feel of the song. The music video revolves around cups of coffee and rope that depicts self-reflecting and soul-searching theme. Overall, this ballad is yet another impressive gem by the boys.