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The Gaon Digital Chart is the music industry standard record chart in South Korea for singles, provided by the Korea Music Content Industry Association and published weekly by the Gaon Music Chart.[1] The chart provides rankings on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, which are based on an aggregate of downloads, streaming and background music.[2] In addition to rank ranking all songs, it also supplies separate rankings for domestic and international releases. It started tracking sales in 2009, which were published the following February.[3][4] It is compiled from online data provided by web-based music providers Bugs, Genie, KakaoMusic, Melon, Mnet, Naver Music, Olleh Music, and Soribada.[5]

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HistoryEdit

The Gaon Music Chart was launched on February 23, 2010, by the domestic Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Music Content Industry Association. It was originally planned to be a bi-annual chart when the Gaon Charts launched in early 2010.[4] Eventually, the chart covered this and was released weekly and monthly like all the other charts.[citation needed]

Lists of number onesEdit

Songs with the most weeks at number oneEdit

5 weeksEdit

4 weeksEdit

3 weeksEdit

Artist with most number one songsEdit

The current holder who has the most number one songs since 2010 is IU with 18. She is followed by Big Bang (12 songs), 2NE1 and SISTAR (9 songs), Huh Gak, Girls' Generation and Davichi (8 songs), Zion.T (6 songs)

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist IU Big Bang 2NE1, SISTAR Huh Gak, Girls' Generation, Davichi Zion.T
Total songs 18 12 9 8 6

Artist with most weeks at number oneEdit

The current holder who has won the most weeks at number one is IU with 32 weeks. She's followed by, Big Bang (16 weeks), 2NE1, Sistar, Twice (11 weeks), Girls' Generation, Davichi (10 weeks), Huh Gak, miss A and PSY (9 weeks)

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist IU Big Bang 2NE1, Sistar, Twice Girls' Generation, Davichi Huh Gak, miss A, PSY
Total weeks 32 16 11 10 9

Artist with most months at number oneEdit

The current top 5 holder who has won the most months at number one are Big Bang with 8 months, IU (7 months), Davichi, 2NE1 and PSY (4 months), Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls and G-Dragon (3 months).

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Artist Big Bang IU Davichi, 2NE1, PSY Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls, G-Dragon
Total months 8 7 4 3

Year-end chartEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kim, Jae-heun (June 27, 2016). "EXO, GFriend sweep local K-pop charts". The Korea Times. Hankook Ilbo. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ Park, Chun-ok (May 23, 2016). 응답하라 추억의 스타! 6권. Munpia. p. 39. ISBN 9791101644729. 
  3. ^ Lee, Eun-jeong (February 3, 2010). 한국판 빌보드 '가온차트' 이달 출범. Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Han, Sang-hee (February 23, 2010). "Korea Launches First Official Music Charts Gaon". The Korea Times. Hankook Ilbo. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ 가온차트 사용 및 제휴 안내. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. August 25, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2017.