As expected, Taeyang has totally taken over the charts with his second solo album, Rise. Lead single 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' takes the top spot this week, giving the BIGBANG star the sixth solo No. 1 of his career. Further down, "Stay With Me" featuring G-Dragon debuts at No. 7, while the majority of the album's other tracks debuted somewhere in the top 25.
The other big new entry of the week goes to Davichi, whose new Brave Brothers' ballad "Again" arrives at No. 5. Unfortunately, by Davichi standards, No. 5 isn't all that great -- in fact, it's the vocal duo's lowest-position for a single since 2010's "Separating Twice."
Elsewhere, R&B singer Crush debuts at No. 16 with the Gaeko-assisted "Hug Me," while VIXX's "Eternity" slips ten spots to No. 17. One spot lower is SECRET's Hyosung, who remains in the top twenty for another week with "Good-night Kiss."
B.A.P's new digital single "Where Are You? What Are You Doing?" comes in at No. 27, while struggling boy band ZE:A continue to flop as their comeback single "Breathe" limps in at No. 34.
Speaking of struggling, 15&'s "Sugar" slips 36 spots to No. 53 in just its second week, cementing "Sugar" as a certified flop for the JYP vocal duo.
Check out this week's new K-pop hits below.
No. 1. Taeyang - Eyes, Nose, Lips
No. 5. Davichi - Again
No. 16. Crush - Hug Me
No. 27. B.A.P - Where Are You? What Are You Doing?
No. 34. ZE:A - Breathe
Using a Black dialect isn't a meme—it's cultural appropriation.
As Black Lives Matter protests have rightfully taken the world by storm over the past couple of months, we're long overdue for thorough evaluations of just how often aspects of Black heritage have been co-opted by white audiences.
It should be obvious that much of fashion and music as we know it today was invented by Black people. We (hopefully) all know by now that we can no longer accept Blackface and use of the n-word by non-Black people as the norm—and Internet users have tried "canceling" offenders in the public eye, with varying degrees of success.
K-pop princess IU has taken over the top five of the Gaon singles chart for another week, but for once she wasn't able to nab the No. 1 spot. That honour goes to recently reformed R&B duo Fly To The Sky, who top the charts with their first new single in five years, "You You You."
IU fills the next three spots, with "My Old Story" at No. 2, "The Meaning of You" at No. 3, and "When Love Passes" at No. 4.
Meanwhile, INFINITE's new single "Last Romeo" debuts at the lucky No. 7, becoming the seventh top ten hit of the boy band's career.
One spot lower, Orange Caramel enter at No. 18 with their Baskin-Robbins promotional single "Abing Abing."
Check out this week's key K-pop hits below!
No. 1. Fly To The Sky - You You You
No. 2. IU - My Old Story
No. 7. INFINITE - Last Romeo
No. 17. Jiyeon - 1min1sec
No. 18. Orange Caramel - Abing Abing
No. 70. Humming Urban Stereo feat. Narsha - Bullshit