– #1 Korea’s Best Songs Reported by Forbes
-3rd place BTS, 2nd place Brave Girls
-Attention was paid to the ranking of ‘Korea’s Best Songs in 2021’ reported by Forbes, a leading US economic magazine.
On the 11th (local time), Forbes reported an article titled ‘Korea’s Best Songs in 2021’.
The report contains the ranking of the 10 most popular songs of the year based on the domestic Gaon chart rankings. The ranking was calculated by weighting streaming, download, and BGM sales.
BTS‘ song ‘Dynamite‘, which was very popular around the world, was ranked 3rd and ‘Butter’ was ranked 7th.
Aespa, the hottest girl group recently, ranked 5th with the single ‘Next Level’. 2nd place was occupied by Brave Girls’ ‘Rollin’, who caused a craze for the reverse run.
The long-awaited number one was IU’s ‘Celebrity’!!
Which was released in March of last year. IU‘s song ‘Lilac’ also climbed to fourth place, and two IU’s songs were included in the top five. Congratulations!
Forbes explained, “The only foreign singer in the top 10 was Justin Bieber. It was the 6th most consumed track in Asia.” Justin Bieber‘s song ‘Peaches’ reached #6.
Comeback in 2021 with the pre-single “Celebrity”
EDAM Entertainment formally confirmed IU’s return on January 11 with the following statement:
“IU is now in the middle of preparations for her fifth full-length album, and will pre-release a song from that album on January 27.”
“The song has a bright and lively pop vibe that might stimulate its listeners,” the agency said in characterizing the tune. It’s a new musical genre that IU is experimenting with.
The first teaser picture for their new pre-release song “Celebrity,” which will be released on January 27 at 6 p.m. KST, was revealed on January 15 KST.
“Celebrity” is an electronic pop song with hints of tropical house written by Ryan S. Jhun, Jeppe London Bilsby, Lauritz Emil Christiansen, IU, Chloe Latimer, and Celine Svanback. The songs were written by IU herself, and they cover topics such as fame, identity, anxieties, loss, and living like a superstar.
At 9 p.m. KST, “Celebrity” top the Bugs, Genie, and FLO realtime charts, as well as Melon’s 24 Hits chart.
The song’s float to the top of Melon’s 24Hits chart within just three hours is especially remarkable, given that the ranking is based on cumulative streaming (40 percent) and downloads (60 percent) of hits the previous 24 hours.
Chek out! IU’s “Celebrity! below!
On January 8, 2021, the video for “Black Mamba” achieved 100 million views in 51 days and 12 hours, breaking a new record in K-pop history as the fastest debut video to achieve 100 million views.
According to a Forbes report published on January 14, the group was likely to make its first appearance in early 2021, with signals pointing to more international activities With “Black Mamba,” the group won his first musical victory on Inkigayo, January 17.
SM Entertainment revealed in the same month that Aespa will be making a comeback with “Forever” a reworking of a Yoo Young-jin single released for the álbum.
Aespa declared on May 4 that they will return in the middle of the month. “Next Level,” their third single, was released on May 17.
On August 18, a 28-second teaser trailer for the music video for “Dynamite” was released on Big Hit’s official YouTube account.
The group was seen dancing to a “happy disco groove” in retro-style outfits against the backdrop of a large “Disco” sign in the short video, which featured them dressed in pastel clothes with a sunset sky behind them.
When the video first aired on August 21 at 12:00 a.m. (EST), it had over 3 million concurrent views. With the song ‘Dynamite,’ they became the first Koreans in history to achieve #1 on Billboard on August 30, 2020.
BTS became the first Korean group to be nominated for a Grammy on November 24. Their song “Dynamite” has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance.
Check out once again “Dynamite” from BTS below!