The Korea Music Contents Association, which runs the Gaon Chart, announced, "IU's 'Winter Sleep' topped the digital chart in the second week (January 2, 2022 to January 8, 2022), and Kepler's 'First Impact' ranked first on the album chart."
"Winter Sleep" is a self-composed song by IU that tells the story of the first year when you leave your beloved family, friends, or pets first and greet them alone, and you can feel the calm piano melody and delicate IU's vocals.
First Impact is the debut album of Kepler, a global fan-made girl group selected through Mnet's Girls Planet 999: Girl's Competition in 2021, featuring nine girls' vast worldviews and colorful charms.
In the download chart, Lee Seung-yoon's "Hilly Tree" topped the list, and in the streaming chart, Socodomo's "Merry-go-round" remained at the top for the second consecutive week.
Lim Young-woong won three gold medals with his first drama OST since his debut, ranking first on the ringtone, coloring chart for 13 consecutive weeks, and karaoke chart for 3 consecutive weeks.
BTS has been at the top of the social chart 2.0 for 43 consecutive weeks. During the tally period, BTS's MyCelebs charm keywords were "harmonious," "big popularity," and "long-run." The artist who showed the biggest rise in social charts in the second week was "J-Hope."