There were so many unique and amazing releases of Kpop in 2018, many went on to receive international recognition and even top charts overseas.
An indication of an artist or a group popularity is the term ‘perfect-all-kill’ which refers to Korean songs that were able to top all major and daily real time charts in South Korea (including achieving number one on iChart’s realtime and weekly chart). While the ‘certified-all-kill’ refers to songs that were able to top all major and daily real time charts in South Korea as well as iChart’s realtime chart.
The six major charts are Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver, and Soribada.
Note: For the song to achieve a “perfect all-kill,” it must take the No. 1 on iChart’s weekly chart as well.
In 2018, only a handful of the many releases were able to top the charts, here they are:
iKON: Love Scenario
BIGBANG: Flower Road
Park Hyo Shin: Sound of Winter
Kim Haon & c: Barcode
Loco & Hwasa: Don’t Give It To Me
BTS: Fake Love
BLACKPINK: DDU-DU DDU-DU
Red Velvet: Power Up
Zico and IU’s: SoulMate
Lim Chang Jung: There Has Never Been A Day I Haven’t Loved You
pH-1: Good Day
IU: BBI BBI
TWICE: YES or YES
BLACKPINK’s Jennie: SOLO