Top March K-pop acts: Rookies Enhypen, NMIXX, Treasure's albums rule Gaon
NCT Dream tops 7 charts with ‘Glitch Mode’, while Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon continues to dominate the charts since March
Gaon music chart has finally released its list of the top K-pop acts for the month of March and is honoring sales certificates to the best-selling albums and singles of the month. The music chart goes through their data of all music releases each month and awards them badges like platinum and million-seller certificates. In the last few months, the likes of BTS, NCT, TXT and Stray Kids had best-selling albums.
In February, girl groups ruled the chart as Itzy, TWICE, Kep1er and Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon did well with their releases as they became platinum sellers and topped Gaon charts. Gaon teams up with KMCA (Korean Music Content Industry Association) and awards such K-pop acts album certificates while looking at releases that cross 250K sales and are older than six weeks. This is why fans of NMIXX and Treasure knew that they would make Gaon’s March list.
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Rookie groups Enhypen, NMIXX, Treasure do well
On April 7, Gaon released the list for March that included K-pop acts that have been awarded the album sales certificates. Enhypen had already received double platinum for their first repackaged album ‘Dimension: Answer’ in February. And in March, it was a triple-platinum seller.
The next rookie boy group to turn heads is Treasure. Their first comeback after almost a year was an instant success as evident with the single ‘Darari’ going viral on all social media platforms. The album titled ‘The Second Step: Chapter One’ is now triple platinum, according to Gaon. The album also ranked #9 on Gaon Weekly Album Chart and #7 on the Monthly Album Chart.
SM Entertainment’s ensemble album ‘2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express’ featuring their active artists has also been much loved since its release as it first was certified platinum in January. It is now a double-platinum seller according to Gaon. The album was also #10 on the Monthly Album Chart, #8 on the Weekly Retail Album Chart and #5 on the Monthly Retail Album Chart #5.
JYPE’s newest girl group NMIXX also created quite a buzz when they debuted due to their experimental title track. Well, it is no surprise that their debut album ‘Ad Mare’ is now a platinum seller. The album was also #4 on the Weekly Album Chart, #4 on the Monthly Album Chart and #7 on the Monthly Retail Album Chart.
Singles honored by Gaon
Gaon also awarded the Korean rock band M.C The Max as their single ‘After You’ve Gone’ is certified platinum for 2.5 million downloads. Soloist IU also received a double-platinum badge as the single ‘eight’ ft BTS’ Suga crossed 200 million streams.
Meanwhile, on the Gaon charts, (G)I-DLE’s latest single ‘Tomboy’ topped the Gaon Weekly Digital Chart and Weekly Streaming Chart. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon continues to rule the charts from March as ‘INVU’ topped the Monthly Digital Chart and Monthly Streaming Chart. NCT Dream did quite well too as ‘Glitch Mode’ ranked #1 on the Weekly Download Chart, Monthly Download Chart, Weekly BGM Chart, Weekly Album Chart, Monthly Album Chart, Weekly Retail Album Chart and the Monthly Retail Album Chart. We also have Stray Kids’ ‘Maniac’ topping the Gaon Monthly BGM Chart.