SM Entertainment's second generation idols have achieved an album sales volume "all-kill".
A post titled '2nd generation idols' music sales' was shared on an online community site, and has been gathering much interest recently. While the big names of the first generation K-Pop idols are usually listed as H.O.T, Sechs Kies, g.o.d, Shinhwa, S.E.S, and Fin.K.L, the big names among the second generation idols who have also become Hallyu stars tend to include TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, and Big Bang. This post listed the second generation of idols who have truly acquired great success and income.
SM Entertainment idols have particularly proven that they have taken some of the top spots in the K-Pop industry. According to the post, when it comes to second generation idols and their album sales, TVXQ takes first place overall with their fourth album 'MIROTIC' which sold a total of 600,857 copies. Following behind TVXQ is fellow labelmate Super Junior who sold 502,830 copies of their album 'Mr. Simple'. In third place is TVXQ once again with 458,686 copies sold of their third formal album 'O-Jung. Ban. Hap', and taking both fourth and fifth place is Girls' Generation with 385,348 copies of 'The Boys' and 334,785 copies of 'Oh!'.
Furthermore, TVXQ proved that they were truly the 'Idol Kings', occupying 9 total slots on the list (including JYJ album sales) of 16. And among the top 16 places, SM Entertainment artists such as TVXQ, Super Junior, and Girls' Generation have seized 14 of them, achieving an SM "all-kill" on the list.
Netizens who have seen these numbers have commented, "Wow, SM has conquered [this chart]," "[This shows] TVXQ's dignity," "It looks like TVXQ is on a whole other level," and, "My album should be somewhere in here."
Source: Star Today