Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Girls' Generation, CNBLUE, Sunmi, TVXQ! and more.
Even as the biggest idols return to the K-Pop chart -- and, for two, even the Billboard 200 -- Soyu Junggigo and Lil Boi's collaboration track refuses to budge from the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 as "Some" celebrate a third week at No. 1.
The SISTAR member and the rapper's latest now ties the record for 2014's longest-running No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100. Interestingly enough, Soyu ties her fellow SISTAR member Hyorin whose solo single "Goodbye" reigned for three weeks in February.
Watch a new live performance of "Some" from K-pop music chart pgoram "Music Core" below.
But Soyu's chart competition is fierce. Just below "Some" is 2NE1's new single "Come Back Home." The reggae-trap hybrid track now marks 2NE1's fourth No. 2-peaking hit in a row since "Falling in Love" hit the runner-up position in 2013.
"Come Back Home" leads off 2NE1's new album "Crush" that made U.S. chart history becoming the highest-charting and biggest-selling K-pop album to date. All 10 tracks off "Crush" bow on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week, read the group's full list of chart dominance here.
Below, watch a performance of album track "Crush" (which debuts at No. 9 on the K-Pop Hot 100) filmed at the opening South Korean dates from the girl group's new tour.
Rounding out the top 5 is Girls' Generation's new single, "Mr.Mr." The track jumps 23 spots to No. 5 in its first full week of availability for K-Pop Hot 100 chart points. Like 2NE1, Girls' Generation also makes an appearance on the Billboard 200 in addition to charting every song on the K-Pop Hot 100.
Watch the first live performance of "Mr.Mr." -- which features the very first time GG brings male dancers onstage -- revealed via K-pop music chart program "M COUNTDOWN" below.
Sunmi, a former member of Wonder Girls, released her new single "Full Moon." The track drops to No. 6 from No. 3 this week.
The starlet gained her first No. 1 trophy as a solo artist on SBS's music chart program "Inkigayo" and broke into tears of joy, saying, "I've always been No. 2. I'm grateful for this No. 1 trophy. There were a lot of people that felt sorry that I was always No. 2, I want to thank my fans that have struggled and our JYP staff members that have been pulling all-nighters for this promotion."
Watch "Full Moon" live -- where she infamously opts against shoes -- and her humble winner's speech below.
Four-member rock band CNBLUE sees its new single "Can't Stop" -- off its 5th EP, released on Feb. 24 -- land at No. 8 on the K-Pop Hot 100. Despite tough competition, CNBLUE is riding high.
The band's official music video has amassed over 2.5 million views since its release, and "Can't Stop" earned its first No. 1 trophy for the promotions on MBC's music chart program, "Show Champion." For the encore performance, the vocalist/guitarist Jung Yong Hwa sang "Can't Stop" in his Busan dialect, which became a viral video hit in South Korea. Watch that below.
In related news, CNBLUE will launch its concert, "2014 CNBLUE LIVE- Can't Stop" in Seoul, Korea, on April 19.
K-Pop on Other Billboard Charts:
--Billboard 200: 2NE1's "Crush" debuts at No. 61 while Girls' Generation's ""4th Mini Album 'Mr. Mr.'" EP hits No. 110.
--Heatseekers Albums: Girls' Generation's "Mr. Mr." debuts at No. 1.
--World Albums: 2NE1's "Crush" begins at No. 2 while "Mr. Mr." by Girls' Generation follows just behind at No. 3. CNBLUE's "Can't Stop" EP debuts at No. 6.
--World Digital Songs (Highlights - Full Chart Available to Subscribers): There are a whopping nine new K-pop entries on the chart this week, led by Girls' Genration's "Mr.Mr." single, as the highest debut, at No. 4. Meanwhile, 2NE1 sends six entries to the chart: "Come Back Home" (at No. 5), "Crush" (No. 7), "MTBD" (No. 9), "Gotta Be You" (No. 16), "Scream" (No. 20) and "If I Were You" (No. 24). TVXQ! and CNBLUE also make bows with "Spellbound" and "Can't Stop" at Nos. 15 and 19, respectively.