Katherine’s K-Pop Recap: February 18-24, 2019

A summary of the news, current and upcoming comebacks, charts and music show wins, and more!

NOTE: Except in special cases, the news recapped in these posts will refer to K-pop only. K-dramas, variety shows, and other forms of entertainment will only be mentioned if there is an idol or idol group involved.

News to Note

  • The remaining four members of B.A.P have decided to not renew their contracts with TS Entertainment, joining other departed members Bang Yongguk and Zelo.

This Week’s Debuts and Comebacks

Coming Up Next Week

Monday
(2/25)
Tuesday
(2/26)
Wednesday
(2/27)
Thursday
(2/28)
Friday
(3/1)
*(G)I-DLE*Kang Minkyung
(Davichi – solo debut)
*Ha Sungwoon
(solo debut)

This Week’s Music Show Wins

The Show (SBS MTV)CLC, “NO” (2nd win)
Show Champion (MBC)Taemin, “Want” (1st win)
M! Countdown (MNET)ITZY, “Dalla Dalla” (1st EVER win)
Music Bank (KBS)Taemin, “Want” (2nd win)
Music Core (MBC)ITZY, “Dalla Dalla” (2nd win)
Inkigayo (SBS)ITZY, “Dalla Dalla” (3rd win)

Album Sales, Streaming, and Charting

Gaon Chart

Physical
Sales
Digital SalesDownloadStreamingSocial
1Taemin
Want
Woody,
“Fire Up”
Hwasa,
“twit”
Woody,
“Fire Up”
Hwasa,
“twit”
2SEVENTEEN
You Made 
My Dawn
Hwasa,
“twit”
ITZY,
“Dalla
Dalla”
MC the Max,
“After You’ve
Gone”
BTS,
“IDOL”
3Taemin
Want
(Kihno)
MC the Max,
“After You’ve
Gone”
Taemin,
“Want”
Chungha,
“Gotta Go”
BTS,
“DNA”
4BTS
Love 
Yourself: 
Answer
Chungha,
“Gotta Go”
Woody,
“Fire Up”
Lee Sora +
Suga (BTS),
“Song
Request”
BTS,
“Fake
Love”
5BTS
Love 
Yourself:
Her
ITZY,
“Dalla Dalla”
Loco +
Zion.T,
“It’s Been a
While”

Hwasa,
“twit”
BTS, “Fire”

NOTE: Gaon‘s weekly charts reflect the previous week.

The International Side of K-pop

  • K-pop in the TOP 10 of Billboard‘s World Album Chart:
    • BTS still holds the Top 3 spots with the Love Yourself trilogy: Answer (#1), Tear (#2), and Her (#3)
    • #4: Taemin, Want
    • #5: EXO, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo
    • #6: Dreamcatcher, The End of Nightmare
    • #7: BTS, Face Yourself (Japanese album)
    • #8: Ateez, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One
    • #10: NCT 127, Regular-Irregular

Notable Variety Shows Featuring K-pop Idols

Idol Room 
Guest
Weekly Idol 
Guest
This WeekMonsta XMonsta X
Next WeekNo broadcastYoon Jisung

*SOURCES NOTE: I get my news from a mix of sources, and all of them report the same information and sometimes cite each other as well. So rather than linking the exact article for each and every news item (unless the article provides a lot more detail), I will cite my general news sources below. Each of them will most likely have an article and/or tweet providing more details on the item in question.

MY REGULAR NEWS SOURCES: Soompi, Omona They Didn’t (Livejournal), mes #TeamPinky (Twitter @OH_mes), The Seoul Story (Twitter @theseoulstory), Girl Group Zone! (Twitter @girlgroupzone)

FEATURED IMAGE SOURCE: Monsta X’s Twitter (@OfficialMonstaXtweet)

VIDEO SOURCES: (for any linked YouTube videos) Blockberry Creative (LOONA), FNC Entertainment, JYP Entertainment (Nichkun), LM Entertainment (Yoon Jisung), Starship Entertainment (Monsta X), Sublime Artists Agency (Hyomin) / “Allure” and “Enough” distributed by 1theK

OTHER SOURCES:  YouTube, Wikipedia, BillboardGaon Chart, KBS, MBC, MNET, SBS

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