QWER tops Favorite Weekly Chart for first time

QWER was the winner of Favorite's weekly chart for the third week of May [NHN BUGS]

Girl band QWER topped Favorite's weekly chart for the third week of May.

Favorite is a K-pop fan poll co-developed by the digital streaming service Bugs and the JoongAng Ilbo, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily.

Weekly chart rankings are calculated through a combination of fan votes and an artist's number of streams on Bugs.

QWER topped the Weekly Chart, receiving a score of 41.6 percent, accounting for 371,313 votes and 1.8 percent of Bugs' streaming data. It is the first time for QWER to land on Favorite's Weekly Chart since its debut in October of last year.

YG Entertainment's rookie girl group BabyMonster landed second with 21.1 percent score, accounting for 186,739 votes and 1.1 percent of Bugs' streaming data. Seventeen came third with a 12.4 percent score.

QWER will be awarded a celebratory in-app banner on the Bugs phone app from Friday to Sunday, while BabyMonster's celebratory banner will be featured in the chart categories of the app.

IVE was the winner of Favorite's Weekly Comeback chart [NHN BUGS]

IVE was the winner of the Weekly Comeback Artist poll for the third week of May. The girl group received a 23.6 percent score, accounting for 12,701 votes and 7.5 percent of Bugs streaming data.

IVE dropped its second EP, "IVE Switch," on April 29. The EP features the lead tracks "Heya" and "Accendio."

aespa, returning with its first full-length album, "Armageddon," on Monday, came second with a score of 17.8 percent and EXO's "D.O." followed third with 15.6 percent.

Celebratory videos of IVE and aespa will be displayed at the Parnas Media Tower, located near COEX Mall in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, from May 25 to June 7.