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  • Big Bang’s Alive Tops Album Chart in First Half of 2012
  • [2012-07-23]
  • Big Bang’s mini album ALIVE has placed 1st place on Gaon’s Album Chart for 1st Half of 2012. According to Gaon Charts on July 20th, the album which was released in February, sold 266,911 copies, landing in first place.

    ALIVE was the only album on the chart that sold over 200,000 copies. Big Bang’s recently released special edition album STILL ALIVE also placed 6th, selling 117,929 copies, showing the selling power of the group.
     




    In second place was SHINee’s mini album SHERLOCK selling 168,161 copies and third place was Girl’s Generation unit group TaeTiSeo, with TWINKLE selling 140,826 copies. TWINKLE was the highest selling album by an all girls’ group.

    Xia Junsoo’s 1st solo album TARANTALLEGRA ranked 4th, selling 126,220 copies while CN BLUE’s mini album EAR FUN came in at 5th, selling 121,735 albums. Meanwhile, the “break-out” group of 2012, Busker Busker ranked 7th place with their debut album selling 114,760 copies.

    In 10th place was Korea’s oldest boy band Shinhwa who made a comeback after four years. Their newest album THE RETURN sold 77,279 copies, showing the group still had what it takes. Gaon Chart said album sales are doing much better this year compared to 2011 as only 12 albums selling over 100,000 copies were recorded in all of 2011, but there were already nine albums selling over 100,000 copies in the first half of this year.  [Yonhap]

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