It has been revealed that the 9-member girl group SNSD have been a huge hit on online music stores this first few months of the year.
According to documents that the music portal site KTF Doshirak revealed to MoneyToday StarNews on the 19th, SNSD’s Gee has placed first in the total number of overall pop song downloads between January and April.
SNSD’s Gee, which has been presented online beginning of January, was the number 1 download in January and February. In March, the song was third, and between January and February, it was placed number 1 overall. SNSD’s minialbum with Gee has sold over 100 000 copies (their company’s standard total) and it has reeled in a fairly large sum offline, as well.
On the other hand, according to KTF Doshirak, the female duo Davichi’s “8282” was in first place in March and BigBang&2NE1’s “Lollipop” was first place in April.
Also, for the total download listings following SNSD from January to February, Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry” was 2nd, Davichi’s “8282” was 3rd, Afterschool’s “Ah” was 4th, SS501’s “Because I’m Stupid” was 5th, Hwayobi’s “Half” was 6th, BigBang&2NE1’s “Lollipop” was 7th, Wax’s “Can’t Call Even Once” was 8th, Gavy NJ’s “Love Story” was 9th, and Big Bang Seungri’s solo song “Strong Baby” was in 10th place.
Here’s Nate Ringtone sales tally for 2009 so far. In Nate sales’ standard 200,000 is considered as a big hit while 500,000 is a mega hit. With the sales of 707779, SNSD’s Gee is the first (and currently the only) “mega-hit” for 2009. This ringtone sales can be seen as the best way to see how popular a song is among public (not fans).
cr: silis7noy @ soompi
Sometimes I still can’t believe how awesome the Gee Effect is 😀
I know that the song will be a huge hit when I first heard it (my first reaction upon hearing Gee: “wtf?! this is so NOT good”, which is actually good since it’s my indicator to know whether the song will be a hit or not. If I hate a song in the first time I hear it, then it’ll be a huge hit. That’s how it works.)… but I never thought that Gee will be such a mega-hit like this. Haha this is simply awesome.
I love how the girls owned year 2009, or at least the first quarter of it. I hope when they comeback with a new album, which according to rumor will be very soon, they’ll make another big hit too. It will be hard to beat the awesomeness of record-breakings Gee, but nothing is impossible, right? ^^