Physical Album chart ranking for the first half of 2013 (January – June)
There is the old saying: numbers don’t lie – and judging by the counts of album sales, 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty stellar year for some of most highly regarded K-Pop artists.
According to Instiz, the site that compiles the various charts used to rank music sales in South Korea, these are the top-sellers so far this year.
2013 is off to a great start in K-pop with the return of some of the top acts in the music industry. Even though digital sales have been steadily taking over the physical album sales, this year many idols have enjoyed high album sales.
The ranking isn’t exactly scientific as album releases vary by date, and certain albums have more than one part or include repackage editions. But still, when’s a ranking ever not fun?
Here is a list of the top 10 artists who sold the most albums in 2013 so far from January 1 to April 30 courtesy of Gaon:
283,189 albums sold (Part 1 & Part 2)
‘Dream Girl: Misconceptions of You‘ released February 2
Why So Serious?: Misconceptions of Me‘ released April 26
2. Girls’ Generation
282,760 albums sold
‘I Got a Boy‘ released January 1
206,740 albums sold (EP & Repackaged Album)
‘I‘ released January 17
‘Y‘ released February 26
JYJ3’s Note: Kim Jaejoong is the Solo Artist that ranked high in the Top 10 of GAON Chart. He released 2 MINI-Albums with limited editions.
Hanteo’s Real Time Chart
Hanteo’s Daily Chart
This Project was made to celebrate Jaejoong’s first Mini-album
** This is the currently ranking of Hanteo’s Top-selling Artist of 2013 (From January 1st to March 7th) with Kim Jaejoong topping the list.
** Kim Jaejoong released “I” Mini-album on January 17th and the repackage mini-album “Y” on February 26th. Because both albums are limited editions (there was an especific number of copies released to the market by C-jes), this ranking might change at the end of the year.
Credit: HANTEO via Return_To_To & PrinceJJ_
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Translated by: Ruby of JYJ3
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