Welcome to the first edition of our weekly K-pop Chart, bringing you the Top 40 songs and albums, in the UK.
The chart is based on real numbers and solid facts, using a simple combination of complex formulae to find out the best of the best in the UK for K-Pop. Similar to the Korean charts, the UK K-Pop Chart uses sales numbers, votes from the fans and broadcast exposure, to calculate automatically without bias, the Top 40 K-Pop singles and albums in the UK.
This weeks chart does not include votes, however over the next few days we will be releasing polls to help determine next weeks charts!
So without further ado, the first UKP K-pop Top 40 albums…
HYUNA – MELTING – EP
Release: October 21st 2012
BEAST – HARD TO LOVE, HOW TO LOVE
Release: July 19th 2013
TROUBLE MAKER – TROUBLE MAKER – EP
Release: November 30th 2011
G DRAGON & T.O.P – GD & TOP
Release: December 24th 2010
4MINUTE – NAME IS 4MINUTE – EP
Release: April 26th 2013
BEAST – MIDNIGHT SUN – EP
Release: July 22nd 2012
4MINUTE – VOLUME UP
Release: April 9th 2012
RAINBOW – RAINBOW SYNDROME – EP
Release: February 13th 2013
RAINBOW – RAINBOW SYNDROME, PT.2
Release: June 5th 2013
VIXX – HYDE – EP
Release: May 20th 2013
|11||Hit Your Heart||4Minute|
|13||Mine – EP||Kim Jae Joong|
|16||Wonder World||Wonder Girls|
|17||Harvest Moon – EP||2Yoon|
|18||The First Collage – EP||Yang Yoseob|
|19||Sixth Sense||Brown Eyed Girls|
|20||Moya – EP||AOA|
|22||Little Giant||Huh Gak|
|24||My Love||Lee Seung Chul|
|25||Beautiful Journey – EP||FTISLAND|
|26||Rebirth – EP||SS501|
|27||A Class||Miss A|
|28||Fall in L – EP||Juniel|
|30||이것만은 알고 가 (Before U Go)||TVXQ|
|31||꽃보다 남자 (Boys Over Flowers) – KBS Drama Series (Original Sound Track)||Various Artists|
|32||골든 15||Lee Moon Sae|
|33||이문세 (Lee Moonsae) 13집||Lee Moon Sae|
|34||Independent Women, Pt. III – EP||Miss A|
|35||The Special to Kissme EP||U-KISS|
|36||Born To Beat – EP||BTOB|
|37||Carnival (이적+김동률 프로젝트 앨범)||카니발 (Carnival)|
|39||Touch (The 4th Project Touch) – EP||Miss A|
|40||Pres Play – EP||BTOB|
Some fan favourites were obviously expected, but we were also surprised by the low sales numbers of some of the big headline groups who recently made a comeback… which meant that some of them didn’t even make the Top 40!
And proving that we Brits are a little different from the Koreans and Americans, we really do love the classic K-Pop, with some great tracks still making up the Top 40 best selling music in K-Pop in the UK months after their first release!
What do you think about the rankings?
Did you buy any of the new releases this week?
Why do you think the sales numbers for new releases in the UK are so low?
Want to know how the chart works? Here we explain how!