As Billboard Korea estimated earlier this week, PSY races up to K-Pop Hot 100 this week with a smashing No. 1 debut for "Gentleman," the follow-up to "Gangnam Style" that had at one point tied the record for longest No. 1.
Upon its release, "Gentleman" ruled digital distributors in Korea. Unlike in America, which uses one or two main digital music stores, there are many different outlets in South Korea. Digital communities that combine the data to report how singles are selling saw huge sales in “Gentleman” from its first hour of availability. PSY had been reported to be topping every one of Korea’s digital charts which is clearly seen in the chart that combines all this data into one: the K-Pop Hot 100.
“Gangnam Style” started at No. 6 on the chart before rising to No. 1 for five weeks last summer. It’s a particularly hot time for K-pop though and there’s some singles that may pose a big threat to a major chart run.