On Friday, Feb. 19, the Idol Chart released their weekly Acha Rankings for the second week of Feb. 2021. Keep on reading to see who made it to the top 20 here.
IU Ranks Number One
IU took home the top spot, garnering 9,158 points overall. The points were divided into music score (1,527), YouTube score (5,697), and social score (1,924).
This is IU's tenth consecutive week on the chart. It is no surprise that IU was able to snag the top spot. At the start of this year, on Jan. 9, IU won the Digital Daesang for Song of the Year at the 35th Golden Disc Award for her song "Blueming."
During her acceptance speech, she announced she would be making a comeback with the song "Celebrity" and that the track will be a fun, refreshing pop sound that will energize the listeners. Edam Entertainment confirmed the news two days later.
"Celebrity" was released on Jan. 27. The song peaked at number one on the Gaon charts and number one on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 charts. In the United States, it peaked at number three on the Billboard World Digital Songs charts and at number 78 on the Billboard Global 200 charts. In Singapore, it peaked at number two on the RIAS charts. In New Zealand, it peaked at number 13 on the RMNZ charts.
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BTS Snags Second Place
BTS snagged a spot at the Acha Rankings at second place, with an overall score of 7,664. BTS had a music score of 1,050 points, a YouTube score of 3,934, and a social score of 2,670 points. This is BTS's tenth consecutive week on the Acha Rankings. BTS has consistently ranked at the top of the charts, and it is no surprise why.
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In Aug. 2020, BTS dropped "Dynamite," their first all-English single. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it not only their first number-one hit in the United States but also the first time an all-Korean act has hit number one in the country.
BTS also scored a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" for "Dynamite." A month after, on Oct. 2020, BTS scored their second number-one hit with their remix of "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat."
In Nov. 2020, their song "Life Goes On" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first Korean-language song to hit number one in the country.
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BTS will be making their first comeback of 2021 with a repackaged version of their Nov. 2020 release "BE," titled "BE (Essential Edition)." It will be released on Feb. 19. The album will contain eight songs that were previously included in the "BE (Deluxe Edition)" album.
"BE (Essential Edition)" is said to have new sides of the album that will be different from the previous releases.
Acha Rankings TOP 20 for the Second Week of February 2021:
4. Lee Seung Yoon
10. Lim Young Woong
11. Lee Moo Jin
12. Refund Sisters
14. Song Ga In
15. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon
17. Oh My Girl
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Written by Alexa Lewis