Gaon’s 2017 Year-End Music Charts + G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” USB Album Enters Chart

Posted January 13, 2018 by

The Gaon Chart tracks sales according to online and offline data provided by web-based music providers: Bugs, Olleh Music, Melon, Genie, Cyworld, Monkey3, Daum Music, Naver Music, Mnet and Soribada; and record distributors: LOEN Entertainment, CJ E&M Music and Live, KT Music, Sony Music Korea, Neowiz Internet, Universal Music Korea, and Warner Music Korea.

2017 Year-End Digital Chart

(Includes streaming, downloads, and BGM)

1. Ailee – I Will Go to You Like the First Snow
2. IU – Through the Night
3. Yoon Jong Shin – Like It
4. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
5. Heize – You, Clouds, Rain (featuring Shin Yong Jae)
6. Bolbbalgan4 – Tell Me You Love Me
7. IU – Palette (featuring G-Dragon)
8. TWICE – Knock Knock
9. Akdong Musician – Last Goodbye
10. WINNER – Really Really

16. G-Dragon – Untitled, 2014

35. BIGBANG – Fxxk It


2017 Year-End Download Chart

1. Ailee – I Will Go to You Like the First Snow 2,488,341 downloads
2. IU – Through the Night 2,181,372
3. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You 1,936,653
4. IU – Palette (featuring G-Dragon) 1,817,177
5. Akdong Musician – Last Goodbye 1,806,453
6. Yoon Jong Shin – Like It 1,780,037
7. Bolbbalgan4 – Tell Me You Love Me 1,777,488
8. Heize – You, Clouds, Rain (featuring Shin Yong Jae) 1,725,668
9. WINNER – Really Really 1,632,127
10. TWICE – Knock Knock 1,627,915

18. G-Dragon – Untitled, 2014 1,476,371

35. BIGBANG – Fxxk It 1,178,534

99. BIGBANG – Last Dance 752,061


2017 Year-End Streaming Chart

1. Ailee – I Will Go to You Like the First Snow 171,231,816 times streamed
2. IU – Through the Night 134,048,681
3. Yoon Jong Shin – Like It 131,261,033
4. Bolbbalgan4 – Tell Me You Love Me 126,805,220
5. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You 121,677,428
6. Heize – You, Clouds, Rain (featuring Shin Yong Jae) 114,410,407
7. IU – Palette (featuring G-Dragon) 107,192,331
8. Gu Yoon Hoe – Marry Me 105,473,358
9. Crush – Beautiful (Goblin OST) 105,374,501
10. TWICE – Knock Knock 102,591,893

25. BIGBANG – Fxxk It 81,857,155

35. G-Dragon – Untitled, 2014 74,098,419

97. BIGBANG – Last Dance 41,503,841


2017 Year-End Top Albums

(Based upon weekly/monthly physical album sales by six major South Korean distributors: LOEN Entertainment, S.M. Entertainment, Sony Music Korea, Warner Music Korea, Universal Music and Mnet Media.)

1. BTS – Love Yourself 1,493,443
2. EXO – The War 949,827
3. BTS – You Never Walk Alone 768,402
4. Wanna One – 1×1=1 (To Be One) 741,546
5. Wanna One – 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) 614,072
6. EXO – Universe 516,062
7. EXO – The Power of Music 455,269
8. GOT7 – 7 for 7 368,589
9. Seventeen – Teen,Age 357,296
10. GOT7 – Flight Log 334,316

20. BIGBANG – MADE (FULL) 157,513
[Per Hanteo, 96,483 sold in 2017. Accumulated: 183,350)

73. Taeyang – White Night 47,365

See full Top 100 charts »


G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” USB album currently #51 on Gaon’s Weekly Album Chart (Dec 31-Jan 6) and tagged as “new entry”

This is per Gaon’s new policy re: counting USBs and similar formats as albums effective January 1, 2018. According to Hanteo, which counts individual sales from Hanteo-certified stores (Gaon counts albums shipped out), G-Dragon sold 119,618 albums in 2017.

Source: Gaon, Soompi, Wikipedia