It is a Sunday, so another Weekly KPOP Chart post! This time it is for the fourth week of January 2023. I am currently busy counting votes for the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards, so I better back to that. I have provided an update on that down below. There is an album review coming up later today and new song reviews for new and old releases starting from tomorrow. But for now, here are the Weekly KPOP Charts for the 4th Week of January 2023.
Update on the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards
As we reach the end of the month, I thought I give you a bit of an update on the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards. As mentioned previously, I was aiming to finalise the results of the 2022 KPOPREVIEWED Awards and post something by the end of the month. However, it has taken me much longer then anticipated to finalize the results – I have completed counting the votes for the Best Artist of 2022 and have made a start on the votes for Best Song of 2022. Don’t worry, I am not counting each vote separately (I am not that insane), but I do need to account for spelling variations and vetting votes that don’t follow the rules I clearly
The results will now officially be out in February – just unsure when exactly. Once I can work out a date, I will let you know!
Recap & New releases of the Week
As mentioned earlier this week, it was a slow one due to the Korean New Year holiday in South Korea. As a result, not many comebacks occurred. I did manage to write a review of YESUNG’s Small Things and TXT’s Sugar Rush Ride, whilst also publishing album reviews for BAEKHO and KIHYUN‘s respective mini-albums.
The following songs were also released this week and have been entered into the Weekly KPOP Charts system:
- SHOOTING STAR – XG
- Look Where We Are – Kang Daniel , 220 Kid, Willim
- Miracle – Wendy (Red Velvet) & Melomance
- Fireworks – AIMERS
- GRAVITY – ONEWE
- chrOme arts – OnlyOneOf
The throwback song of the week is actually a medley of songs by one of my favourite groups of all time – VIXX. Earlier this month, VIXX members LEO, KEN and HYUK reunited for the release of Gotta Be Fine (which ranks in the third position this week on the charts) and serves as VIXX’s first comeback since 2018. LEO, KEN and HYUK also went onto MCountDown to perform Shangri-La, Chained Up and Voodoo Doll.
Non-Korean Release of the Week
The Non-Korean release of the week is VERNON’s Black Eye, which ranks in the 13th position this week. Black Eye is VERNON’s first solo mixtape single and was released on December 23 of last year. It was also the Non-Korean release of the 2nd Week of January 2023. A more detailed review will be coming your way in the future as part of the International Song Reviews segment.
Congratulations to cignature for topping the Weekly KPOP Chart for the 4th Week of January 2023 with their latest single, AURORA. For more of the charts, keep on reading.
|4th Week of January 2023||22nd Jan – 28th Jan 2023|