The most recent chart rankings for February and the week of February 26 to March 4 have been released by Circle Chart (formerly known as Gaon Chart). On the Monthly Album Chart, there are many new entries on the album chart for February, starting with Lee Chan Won’s “ONE” which recently debuted and entered the chart at No.1. Enters the charts second followed by SEVENTEEN BSS’ latest release “SECOND WIND”. Meanwhile, last month’s chart was occupied by TXT‘s “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” which remained strong in the top 5, only dropping 2 places to No. 3. Then, followed by NCT 127 with its latest repackage album “Ay-Yo” which occupies the No. 4. Next on the chart is THE BOYZ “BE AWAKE” which debuted at No. 5.
The weekly album chart at Circle was also dominated by “Teddy Bear” by STAYC, which climbed 17 ranks to claim the 1st place, was not a debut. In addition, Hwang Minhyun, who released his debut mini-album with the title “Truth or Lie,” was the next new entry, followed by OnlyOneOf’s “seOUL collectionOn,” Yesung Super Junior’s debut album “Floral Sense” (Special edition), and lastly “LOVE DIVE” by IVE.
The digital and streaming chart of Circle for February 2023 remained unaltered and was mostly under NewJeans’ control. The top two positions of the chart stayed unchanged, with “Ditto” and “OMG” by NewJeans and “Hype Boy” moving back up to third. The viral hit “Event Horizon” by Younha is currently in fourth place, followed by NewJeans’ first single, “Attention,” which is in fifth place.
Monthly Download Chart. With their fourth repackaged album “Ay-Yo,” NCT 127 took the top spot on Circle’s most recent download list for February. “Wish Lanterns” by Lee Chan Won debuted at No. 2, while “ROAR” by THE BOYZ debuted at No. 3. “Fighting” (with Lee Young Ji) by SEVENTEEN’s BSS was another new entry, and Lim Young Woong’s “London Boy” climbed six positions to take the No. 5 spot.
Lee Chan Won has achieved another No. 1 with “Wish Lanterns” on Circle’s weekly download chart after topping the monthly album chart. J-Hope of BTS and J. Cole’s new collaboration song “on the street” debuted at No. 2 on the list, with Hwang Min Hyun’s new title track “Secret Side” debuting at No. 3. “Cheers,” Lee Chan Won’s second entry in the top five, has impressively climbed 30 ranks to claim the No. 4 position. The BOYZ’s “ROAR,” which peaked at No. 1 last week, is still performing well at No. 5.
The fact that Circle’s monthly and weekly Global K-pop rankings were similar is evidence of the longevity of these artists’ global popularity. “OMG” and “Ditto” by NewJeans traded the top two positions on the monthly chart, with “Hype Boy” staying at No. 3. At No. 4, “ANTIFRAGILE” by LE SSERAFIM and “VIBE,” featuring Taeyang of BIGBANG and Jimin of BTS, successfully maintained their positions.