All-girl pop group Girls’ Generation is poised to top the 100,000 mark in album sales. If the nine-member group does so, it will become the first musician this year to sell more than 100,000 copies in Korea. The group’s agency said that the album sold around 70,000 copies as of January 29th, twenty days after the album release.
The news is especially encouraging to the struggling Korean music industry, as the girls’ album is not a regular album, but a mini album containing only five songs. The success of the mini album hints at the likely popularity for their second regular album. The first album of Girls’ Generation sold about 102,000 copies from November 2007 through March 2008. This is the first time that a female idol group topped 100,000 copies in album sales since the fifth album of S.E.S. recorded 400,000 copies back in 2002.
The spiking album sales can be attributed to the album’s addictive title song, “Gee.” The catchy and funky song has already finished No.1 in various music programs.
Source: KBS World
As Taengoo says, “AMAJJINGG!”
Hope they reach 100,000!!! Or else i’ll cry T_T…just kidding…hahahhaa
uwa!!! go SNSD!!! ^_^
Whoaa.. isn’t 70k REALLY BIG for a mini-album (female artist mini-album to be exact)??? and it’s only for twenty days!
now I’m pretty optimistic they’ll reach 100k. 🙂
Let’s go SoShi~!
John Eyon said:
While the gap between 70k and 100k seems small, it’s actually 50% more sales.
Imagine it this way: if half of the original 70k bought an extra album as a gift to someone new to SNSD, that’ll just add up to 105k total albums.
John Eyon said:
Ooops. I ended my post with “fingers crossed” in angled-brackets — but it disappeared — probably cuz it got interpreted as HTML when it ain’t. When will I learn….