After her new collaboration with High4 lifts 2-1, IU becomes Billboard's official K-Pop chart queen. Plus, K-pop highlights on other charts.
With the K-pop industry still in mourning over the Sewol Ferry Disaster, the slight movement on the K-Pop Hot 100 ends up making chart history: Twenty-year-old starlet sweetheart IU racks up her fifth K-pop chart-topper, giving her the most No. 1s on the chart.
"Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms," a collaboration between IU and newbie boy band High4, lifts from No. 2 to No. 1 in its third week on the chart, replacing two-week chart-topper "200%" by Akdong Musician. It's also the first No. 1 for High4. And while it's rare to see a previously-unknown act's debut single top the charts, it's perhaps not unexpected when you team up with a chart monster like IU.