K-pop Chart Report: SHINee's Taemin Goes Top Five, KARA Makes Top Twenty

After debuting at No. 1 last week with "Empty," YG Entertainment's new boy band WINNER have been dethroned by Jang Bum Joon. The former Busker Busker guitarist and vocalist slides in at No. 1 with "Difficult Woman," pushing WINNER to second place.

Newbie Park Boram is showing a lot of longevity with her first single "Beautiful," which is down just one spot to No. 3, while SHINee's Taemin makes a solid solo debut with "Danger" at No. 5.

Veteran girl group KARA, who recently lost two members and gained a new one, arrive at No. 17 with their new single "Mamma Mia." This is weak compared to the group's usual chart ranking, but when you take into consideration that they just reshuffled their lineup, as well as the fact that "Mamma Mia" seems to be holding up on the various real-time digital charts, a top twenty debut really isn't too shabby at all.

A few spots lower is Orange Caramel's "My Copycat," which enters at No. 22. This is the trio's lowest-charting single ever, but lately the K-pop charts have been more about longevity than one-week peaks, so we'll see how this does in the long run.

Speaking of girl groups with low charting singles, SECRET's "I'm In Love" plummets to No. 29 after debuting at No. 14 last week, while poor Sunny Hill just flopped beyond belief with "Monday Blues" at No. 96.

However, even Sunny Hill can't match STELLAR in flopping, with the controversial girl group's new single "Mask" missing the top 100 altogether. STELLAR were never big on the charts to begin with, but they did score a surprise top forty hit earlier this year with the amazing "Marionette," so it's sad to see that the equally-as-good "Mask" has failed to continue their winning streak.

Check out this week's new K-pop hits, below.

No. 1. Jang Bum Joon - Difficult Woman

No. 5. Taemin - Danger

No. 17. KARA - Mamma Mia

No. 22. Orange Caramel - My Copycat

No. 96. Sunny Hill - Monday Blues

No. ???. STELLAR - Mask

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