EDIT: There’s a mis-conversion by SSF translator; so the girls actually earned about 2,8 million USD during the first 5 weeks after Gee released. Damn. That’s a loooot of money… $_$
The group, SNSD, released their mini-album on January 5th.
Along with the release, they experienced an explosive popularity, charting 1st on non-cable music programs and other charts for 5 consecutive weeks.
The five weeks after the release of the album brought in a profit of at least 350 million billion won.
80,000 albums were sold with a profit of 900,006,000 won. And on various music websites, the profit of online music downloads were 600,000,000 won.
The total music profits from caller rings and additional services add up to a whopping 1,000,000,000 won.
They are being welcomed by the CF industry as their popularity skyrockets.
Even the cost of their appearance has doubled, acquiring a profit of 1,500,000,000 from CFs alone.
The fact that SNSD’s popularity brings every generation together, is receiving a lot of attention.
[Lim Jinmo/popular culture critic: (Q. What is the reason why SNSD’s ‘Gee’ is receiving love from different age groups?)
Just the song name ‘Gee’ itself has a high chance of being a commercially successful song. The song, visual, dance, and fashion are all things that not only would interest and catch the eyes of teenagers, but all age groups.]
Credits to: Sosiz
Translated by: Hyunjin808@soshified.com
thats 250,000 dollars
wow thats SOOOOOOOOOO much money!!!!!!!!!!!
yea and jennifer aniston makes 27 million dollars a year!
too bad they dont make as much money as some WACK American artists.
^ yeah, i agree J
LOL don’t compare them to American artists, they’re entertainers in South KOREA! haha actually in Korean standard they earn big. Heck, if 350million won converted to my currency, it’ll be about 2,850,201,540.49 IDR that’s lot of money… T-T
looooooool 250,000 dollars… well in korea that is alot! but then again we need to divide 250,000 by 100, and i bet each member gets 1/100 >_> while SM eats up the other 91/100.
but i thought it was really bogus of that guy to say that “gee” is definitely a hit judging by the name, coz when i first saw the name i thought it was quite cheesy until i heard the song 😛
lol american artists vs korean artists. i mean hell it would be awesome if our girls can earn money like they do over here in the States but its seriously close to impossible. all the illegal downloaders over there in korea. plus, over here in america…as much as we all illegally download, we usually end up still buying something from the artist. i know we all blow out tons of money just for the concerts (example: my friends spent 200 dollars a ticket for a concert..which i am so embarassed to name who the artist was cause they arent even that great. and as for me, i blow out loads on their tshirts and other merch)
anyway for korean standards, from what ive heard, thats a lot. just give em a few more years and they’ll start having some more money in their accounts since SM has to take some back lol
speaking of concerts…when the hell will the girls ever get their own. probably…never lol -_-;; i mean look at boa. no solo concert in korea yet, cept shes had a lot in japan hasnt she? maria’s gotta confirm this fact for me cause im just using old knowledge.
That’s Madd Money for our Mobsta Girls<3