GDragon's 'Kwon Ji Yong' Physical Sales Excluded From Korean Charts
publish date: 2017-06-16
With streaming’s rise, there are many ways to release songs and albums nowadays, and the most recent album by K-pop icon G-Dragon spurred controversy because of it.
The BIGBANG member’s eponymous solo EP Kwon Ji Yong debuted on the 200 within a day of its release last week but was considered ineligible for Korea’s Gaon Chart. The chart’s operator, the Korean Music Content Industry Association (KMCIA), determined that the EP was not a true physical album since GD decided to sell USBs that linked to the songs rather than CDs with the songs on them.