[07.07.09] SNSD Commits an Industry All-Kill: Music Sales, Online Sales, Ringtones, Broadcast

The nation’s representative girl group SNSD has silenced the music industry with their powerful syndrome as the green light for SNSD to sell over 100,000 copies consecutively for their past three albums has been turned on.

According to Hanteo charts, SNSD’s second mini album has sold nearly 40,000 copies within a week of its release, drawing closer to the possibility of three consecutive albums selling over 100,000. It is an incredibly rare feat for a girl group to sell 40,000 albums within a week. When additionally taken into consideration the fact that SNSD’s first mini album Gee took over the first half of the year by selling 24,000 copies in their first week, you can easily guess the immense popularity of this group.

Moreover, since Hanteo gathers its data by aggregation, it is entirely possible that their current album sales have surpassed the 40,000 mark. Industry insiders estimate that 50,000 to 60,000 copies have been sold within this first week. The exact numbers will have to be released by their agency according to how many albums were shipped out.

Furthermore, SNSD is not only powerful in their album sales, but also in their online sales and ringtones. As soon as “Tell Me Your Wish” was released, it shot to the top of the charts on Melon, Dosirak, MNet, Bugs and other online charts and immediately stood at number one on their charts for the month of July. It also solidly occupied the top of the SK Telecom ringtone charts.

Not only has SNSD has taken over the top spot for album sales, online sales, ringtone charts, but they’ve also taken over the most air time slot for broadcast shows. According to the site Air Monitor that measures the air time on broadcasts, SNSD’s 2nd mini album title track “Tell me your Wish” occupied the number one spot on the charts for June 29th to July 4th.

With their control over album sales, online sales, ringtone sales and broadcast air time, SNSD has swept clean the music industry with an all-kill.

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