iKON Takes another No. 1 Spot on an International Music Chart with 'Why Why Why'

After three days of release, iKON's new song "Why Why Why" has scored another No. 1 position on an international music chart, proving their constant popularity outside of South Korea.

iKON Makes Long-Awaited Comeback with New Song "Why Why Why"

On March 3, YG Entertainment's boy group made their highly-anticipated return with the release of a new digital single titled "Why Why Why." It is the band's first release in more than a year since their third extended play "I Decide," dropped on Feb. 6, 2020.

iKON's new song conveys the sadness and regrets one feels after a breakup. The group's rapper, Bobby, participated in the composition and lyric-writing process of the track, together with CHOICE37, LP, LIL G, and Sonny. Since it was launched, the digital single did not only soar high on Korea's real-time music charts, but it also topped iTunes charts in at least 10 different countries.

ALSO READ: iKON Rockets to No. 1 of iTunes Charts Around the World with New Song 'Why Why Why'

And a few days later, iKON's "Why Why Why" has taken another No. 1 spot on an international music chart, and even ranked high on a major music chart of another neighboring country.

"Why Why Why" by iKON Ranks First on Japan's Rakuten Music Chart

On March 6 at 9 a.m. KST, iKON's new song has taken the No. 1 position on Rakuten Music's real-time chart, one of Japan's major music charts. Upon its release, "Why Why Why" quickly entered the country's rankings and steadily rose until it reaches the top spot after three days.

READ MORE: iKON Easily Garners 1.1 Million Views Few Hours After 'Why Why Why' MV Release + Reveals Thoughts About Their Comeback

YG Entertainment's boy group has established a huge fanbase in Japan ever since they dropped their debut Japanese album "Welcome Back" on Jan. 13, 2016. The album sold a total of 53,000 copies upon its release and eventually rocketed to the top of the Oricon Daily Album Chart. After a week, "Welcome Back" sold 61,508 copies and charted third on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

Because of the success of their debut in Japan, iKON earned two recognitions at the 58th Japan Record Award. The K-pop boy band took home the "New Artist Award" and "Best New Artist Award."

Moreover, with the combined sales of the Korean and Japanese editions, the album sold more than 100,000 copies in Japan at the end of 2016.

ALSO READ: iKON Bobby Reveals Shocking Detail behind His Claim He's a Better Rapper Than Gaeko & Zico

On top of that, iKON's new digital single has scored the No. 2 position on Line Music's K-pop Daily Chart in Japan. It also entered the country's Recochoku K-pop Daily Chart, claiming the third position.

iKON's New Song "Why Why Why" Enters QQ Music + Receives More YouTube Views

Besides topping Japan's Rakuten Music Real-time Chart and soaring high on other Japanese charts, iKON has also made it to China's major music chart. In particular, the track debuted at No. 3 on QQ Music's K-pop Weekly Chart.

When it comes to YouTube views, the music video for iKON's "Why Why Why" ranked fourth with the highest additional views in the last 24 hours. The MV got 1,679,105 views, and as of March 6 at 12:30 p.m. KST, the video has 6.8 million views.

Meanwhile, iKON is scheduled to perform on MBC's "Music Core" later today, and tomorrow, March 7, on SBS's "Inkigayo."

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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