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2021 MelOn Year-End Chart Drops & IU Reached A Milestone Only BIGBANG Has Done Before!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 26, 2022 07:56 AM EST

As of writing this article, yesterday on the 25th of January, MelOn dropped their year-end chart for last year. The MelOn chart listed a total of 100 songs that were the most popular in 2021. Notably, among the K-pop idols that made the ranking are three solo songs from soloist IU.

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IU's "Celebrity" ranked number 1 and is the K-pop idol's pre-release song for her fifth studio album "LILAC," which dropped on the 27th of January last year. The K-pop soloist wrote the lyrics for the track and also was a part of its composition.

Furthermore, IU's "LILAC" also entered the top 10 of the 2021 MelOn year-end chart, placing 6th and becoming the K-pop soloists second-highest entry and the second-highest entry overall from a K-pop soloist.

Additionally, IU finished MelOn's top 10 as her 2011 track "Hold My Hand" placed 10th. This song is IU's very first self-written and self-composed song and serves as the OST for "The Greatest Love." 

Netizens and K-pop fans cheered since three of IU's songs made the 2021 MelOn year-end chart. Due to this, IU is now the first artist in six years since YG Entertainment's BIGBANG to have three tracks inside MelOn's top 10.

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Beyond this, IU is also the artist with the most songs on MelOn's year-end chart, having 11 total songs in the "Top 100." Congratulations to IU for this amazing achievement!

The full 2021 MelOn Year-End chart is as follows:

#10 Hold My Hand by IU

#9 Butter by BTS

#8 Traffic Light by Lee Mujin

#7 Shiny Star (2020) by Kyoung Seo

#6 LILAC by IU

#5 Next Level by aespa

#4 Peaches by Justin Bieber

#3 Dynamite by BTS

#2 Rollin' by Brave Girls

#1 Celebrity by IU

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