[NEWS] Gaon Chart Releases Overview Summary of 2014

We’re well into the first month of 2015, but 2014 can’t entirely come to a close without an overview! Gaon has released a summary of the year 2014, comparing and contrasting digital and album sales for artists, distributors, and labels.

Check out the summarized data below!


The graph above compares and ranks some of the top digital singles of 2014 according to sales. Soyu and JungGiGo‘s collaborative single “Some” scores first place after taking Korea by storm with its addicting tune and concept. Second place goes to Taeyang‘s“Eyes, Nose, Lips,” a soulful tune which triggered a chain of covers. Veteran singer Park Hyo Shin rounds up the top three with his single “Wild Flower,” making a successful comeback after four years.

The rest of the ranks go as follows:

1. “Some” – Soyu and JungGiGo

2. “Eyes, Nose, Lips” – Taeyang

3. “Wild Flower” – Park Hyo Shin

4. “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness” – San E and Raina

5. “Meaning of You” – IU

6. “Your Scent” – Gary and Jung In

7. “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” – HIGH4 and IU

8. “Mr. Chu” – A Pink

9. “200%” – Akdong Musician

10. “Friday” – IU

15. “Empty” – WINNER

18. “Overdose” – EXO

19. “Can’t Go to Shinchon” – Postmen

20. “Lost Stars” – Adam Levine

24. “Every Moment of You” – Sung Si Kyung

32. “Miniskirt” – AOA

40. “Happen Ending” – Epik High


 Digital Sales Per Label (Out of Top 100)


The above chart shows the percentage of digital singles sold by each label out of the top 100. YG Entertainment takes the lead in this department, making 12.9% of the digital sales out of the top 100 labels. This is a significant increase from its 5.70% figure from last year.Starship Entertainment is next with 5.4% and LOEN Tree is third with 5.3%.

1. YG 12.9%
2. Starship X 5.4%
3. LOEN Tree 5.3%
4. Dreamtea Entertainment 4.2%
5. SBS Contents Hub 3.7%
6. FNC Entertainment  3.5%
7. CJ E&M 3.4%
8. Interscope Records 3.2%
9. A Cube Entertainment 3.2%
10. Starship Entertainment 3.2%
11. Other 51.1%

Credits: Allkpop
*Ommited Parts not Related to YG Family

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