Any concerns about B2ST going independent and changing their name to HIGHLIGHT can now be officially squashed. The veteran boy band, who will celebrate their eighth anniversary this year, just scored their fifth No. 1 hit on the Gaon Digital Chart with their latest hit “Plz Don’t Be Sad.” The song is still performing extremely well on Melon’s real-time chart, so expect it to stick around on Gaon for a long time.
It’s a huge achievement for the group and a sure sign that their popularity is still just as high as ever. “Plz Don’t Be Sad” is HIGHLIGHT’s second non-ballad to hit No. 1, following 2014’s “Good Luck.” Their first chart-topper was 2012’s “I Knew It,” followed by 2013’s “Would You Be Alright?” and “No More” the following year.
Hot on HIGHLIGHT’s heels is IU, who rockets in at No. 2 with “Through The Night,” despite only a couple of days of sales. Judging by her current digital performance on Melon, she’s guaranteed to take the top spot next week.
Meanwhile, CNBLUE’s latest release “Between Us” debuts at No. 33, making it their lowest-charting lead single ever. But, this is still a fairly decent result for a pop-rock group in their seventh year, and their success in Japan remains solid.
Pledis Entertainment’s PRISTIN's debut single “Wee Woo” arrives at No. 52.
Other noteworthy chart moves include TWICE’s “Knock Knock,” which spends its fifth week in the top three at No. 3, and Red Velvet’s “Rookie,” which slips to No. 10, marking almost two months in the top ten. Longevity! Meanwhile, G-FRIEND’s “Fingertip” drops to No. 12.
Look out for Girl’s Day next week, who will make their long-awaited return to the Gaon chart after a two-year hiatus.