Gaon Music Chart, one of the top Korean charts to track overall digital and physical sales in South Korea, updated their weekly Retail Album Chart numbers for the dates April 5 to April 11! The “Retail Album Chart” tracks the total number of albums sold at retail stores.
This week’s chart definitely has some surprises!
1. (G)I-DLE – I trust
(G)I-DLE came out on top this week with their third mini album, “I trust”! “I trust” is the group’s first release since their popularity exploded after their participation in Mnet’s “QUEENDOM”. It really shows, because the group sold an amazing 101,089 copies of the album in just one week!
What is even more impressive is the competition they managed to beat!
2. WINNER – Remember
WINNER released their third full length album, “Remember”, on April 9. Fans expectations for this album were high as much as it is a bittersweet comeback, because it is their last release as a full group before members’ enlistments. (Jinu enlisted on April 2, and Hoony on April 16). Fans still bought 71,517 copies of the album in just three full days, from April 9-11.
3. MAX (TVXQ) – Chocolate
MAX (Changmin) of TVXQ made his solo debut with “Chocolate” on April 6, 16 years after he originally debuted as part of TVXQ! Cassiopeia were super excited for this big event, and it shows in his sales! Despite not holding events to encourage sales, MAX managed to sell 33,246 copies of his solo debut album in the first week.
4. BTS – MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
Despite their promotions ending well over a month ago, BTS took the number 4 spot on last week’s retail album sales chart! “MAP OF THE SOUL : 7” sold 17,046 copies in the last week, a big jump from just over 1,000 albums the previous week. It seems like ARMY want to keep showing their love!
5. Suho (EXO) – Self-Portrait
EXO’s leader Suho still made it into the top five this week despite finishing up sales events for his solo debut album, “Self-Portrait”! In the past week he sold 5,426 copies, showing that more people and fans are showing interest in his songs.
This week brought Apink‘s long-awaited comeback with “LOOK” and the debut of Starship’s new boy group CRAVITY. Who do you think will come out on top for next week’s physical sales?