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Gaon Chart releases overview summary for the 3rd quarter of 2017

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Gaon Chart released an overview summary for the third quarter of 2017. In the 3rd quarter of 2017, sales increased .5% compared to the first half of the year. As for album sales, it increased by 110% compared to the first half of the year, and 181% compared to the same period last year. 

Check out the summary below.

Total Song Ranking

The total song rankings for the third quarter is as follows:

Heize came in 1st place with her hit track "You, Clouds, Rain (feat. Shin Young Jae)".  EXO's "Ko Ko Bop" came in second, followed by Yoon Jong Shin's track titled "Like It". Red Velvet's "Red Flavor" was placed in 4th as another track by Heize made it on the top 5 with "Don't Know You".

Others included Black Pink's "As If It's Your Last" at sixth place, Block B's Zico solo track "Artist" in 9th and Sunmi's hit song "Gashina" positioned at the 10th spot.

Most notably, two of Heize's songs were listed for the third quarter, accounting for 6% out of the top 100.

1. "You, Clouds, Rain (feat. Shin Young Jae)" - Heize

2. "Ko Ko Bop" - EXO

3. "Like It" - Yoon Jong Shin

4. "Red Flavor" - Red Velvet

5. "Don't Know You" - Heize

6. "As If It's Your Last" - Black Pink

7. "A Daily Song" - Hwang Chi Yeol

8. "Energetic" - Wanna One

9. "Artist" - Block B's Zico

10. "Gashina" - Sunmi

Total Rank of Album Sales

As for the total ranking of album sales, BTS' 'Love Yourself: Her' ranked number one selling a total of 1,203,533 copies in Q3 2017.  EXO's 'The War' (Korean Version) sold 926,007 placed in second.  'Produce 101' season 2 idol group Wanna One took charge of third with '1x1=1 (To Be One)' selling 726,155 copies.

Other singers included Girls' Generation 'Holiday Night' taking 5th place selling 164,166 and Red Velvet's 'The Red Summer' selling 72,303 copies at 10th. You can check out the full top 10 in the chart above.

1. BTS - 'Love Yourself: Her'

2. EXO -'The War' (Korean Ver.)

3. Wanna One - '1x1=1 (To Be One)'

4. EXO -'The Power of Music- The 4th Album Repackage' (Korean Ver.)

5. Girls' Generation - 'Holiday Night-The 6th Album

Music Distribution (Digital)

Onto Music Distribution (Digital), CJ E&M was in the lead with 32.3% as LOEN Entertainment followed in second with 27.4% of the digital music distribution market out of the top 100 songs.  Genie Music was also tied for second with 27.4% and Bugs Music tallied up 4.4%.

CJ E&M rose to the top thanks to Heize's "You, Clouds, Rain" and "Don't Know You".  They also distributed the hits to Wanna One's "Energetic", Zico's "Artist" and MAMAMOO's "Yes I Am."

1. CJ E&M 32.3%

2. LOEN Entertainment 27.4%

3. Genie Music 27.4%

4. Bugs Music 4.4%

Music Distribution (Albums)

Moving onto Music Distribution (Albums), there was quite a noticeable change according to the chart.  This time, Genie Music was the highest album distributor with 42.1% share of the market out of the top 100 albums.  LOEN Entertainment came in next with 36.8% and CJ E&M in third recording 15.6%.

Genie Music saw an increase thanks to high album sales from EXO's 'The War' and Girls' Generation's 'Holiday Night'.

1. Genie Music 42.1%

2. LOEN Entertainment 36.8%

3. CJ E&M 15.6%

  1. EXO
  2. Girls' Generation
  3. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  4. JJ Project
  5. Red Velvet
  6. UP10TION
  7. Heize
  8. Black Pink
  9. NCT Dream
  10. Wanna One
  11. GAON
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