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Wanna One Says Goodbye, Reaches No. 6 on Social 50 Chart

The K-pop group held its final concert on Jan. 27.

Wanna One makes what could be its final curtain call on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, as the K-pop group re-enters the list at No. 6 on the Feb. 9-dated tally following their final concert.

The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers with artist page views and engagement. The chart’s latest tracking week ended Jan. 31.

Wanna One returns to the list following its final concerts, which occurred over four days from Jan. 24-27, culminating in a show at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome (also the site of its first concert).

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The group’s contract with Swing Entertainment ended Dec. 31, with its 11-member squad moving on to various other gigs, including solo careers and joining other groups.

The boy band was mentioned 209,000 times on Twitter in the week ending Jan. 31, according to Next Big Sound, and saw even more reactions — 550,000 — to its posts on the service, sharing updates from the concerts before their account went dark following the final show on Jan. 27.

Should this be all we hear from Wanna One as a charting entity, the group’s final stats on the Social 50 include, to date, 57 weeks on the list following their No. 48 debut on the chart dated Oct. 21, 2017. Many weeks were spent inside the top 10 and even the top five, led by a No. 3 peak on the tally dated May 19, 2018, after the group announced its then-new album, 1÷x=1 (Undivided), which was released June 4.

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The group saw a slight bump in on-demand streams for its catalog amid the goodbye concerts, rising 3 percent to 1.2 million overall in the Jan. 25-31 tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.