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Gaon Chart reveals that Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and A Pink are the three leading girl groups in terms of sales

By Pakman   Wednesday, December 24, 2014   239,371   75,094   1,229
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In the K-Pop world, girl groups are trending and they have been trending for a while--but which girl groups can we really say are the reigning queens of 2014? 


Gaon Chart has decided to find the answer by seeing which girl groups have come out on top in terms of sales. To assess the data, Gaon Chart has organized three different charts: the first compares girl groups' digital song sales, the second compares album sales, and the third compares overall sales. 


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Digital Song Sales

According to Gaon's data, 2NE1 takes first place in terms of accumulating the most digital song sales. In fact, 2NE1 is noticeably on a level of their own, as their sales are significantly higher than that of anyone else. 2NE1's success is mainly due to their comeback single "Come Back Home," which stayed at first place on the charts for two consecutive weeks and was also number one on the Gaon monthly chart for March 2014


Second place belongs to SISTAR. However, SISTAR earned their enormous amount of sales not necessarily via their group-released songs, but via their more popular collaborations, in particular Soyu's collaboration with JungGiGo, "Some." Gaon stated that for every 100 sales Soyu made with her collaborations, SISTAR as a team would make 86 sales with their songs. 


A Pink takes third place due to the success of their two songs "Mr. Chu" and "LUV." The rest of the rankings goes as follows:


1. 2NE1
2. SISTAR
3. A Pink
4. Girl's Day
5. AOA
6. Girls' Generation (including TaeTiSeo)
7. f(x)
8. Ladies' Code
9. SECRET
10. MAMAMOO
11. 4minute
12. EXID
13. Crayon Pop
14. Red Velvet
15. KARA
16. Rainbow
17. T-ara
18. Dal Shabet
19. miss A
20. BESTie
21. Lovelyz
22. Brown Eyed Girls
23. After School (including Orange Caramel)
24. Hello Venus


Album Sales


In terms of album sales, Girls' Generation takes first place. Although their digital sales were not as strong as that of 2NE1, SISTAR, or A Pink, Girls' Generation sold a combined number of around 289,000 'Mr. Mr.' and 'Holler' albums. This is an impressive figure in the K-Pop industry that, as shown in the above chart, leaves other girl groups in the dust. 


A Pink makes an appearance in the top three again, this time in second place, selling around 155,000 copies of their 'Pink Blossom' and 'Pink LUV' albums. f(x) comes in at third place selling 107,000 copies of their album 'Red Light'


The rest of the album sales rankings goes as follows: 


1. Girls' Generation
2. A Pink
3. f(x)
4. 2NE1
5. Girl's Day
6. AOA
7. T-ara
8. KARA
9. SISTAR
10. Crayon Pop
11. 4minute
12. SECRET
13. Lovelyz
14. Hello Venus
15. Rainbow
16. Dal Shabet
17. Ladies' Code
18. BESTie
19. MAMAMOO
20. Brown Eyed Girls
21. miss A


Overall Sales


The above chart was calculated using a 50:50 ratio of digital songs to album sales. According to Gaon's calculation, Girls' Generation wins in terms of overall sales while 2NE1 is not too far behind with second place. Third place belongs to A Pink, showing the girl group's power to stay in the top three in all three charts. 


The rest of the overall sales rankings go as follows:


1. Girls' Generation
2. 2NE1
3. A Pink
4. Girl's Day
5. SISTAR
6. AOA
7. f(x)
8. SECRET
9. Ladies' Code
10. 4minute
11. MAMAMOO
12. T-ara
13. KARA
14. Crayon Pop
15. EXID
16. Red Velvet
17. Rainbow
18. Dal Shabet
19. Lovelyz
20. BESTie
21. miss A
22. Hello Venus
23. Brown Eyed Girls
24. After School

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

  1. 2NE1
  2. 4minute
  3. AOA
  4. After School
  5. A Pink
  6. Brown Eyed Girls
  7. Dal Shabet
  8. EXID
  9. f(x)
  10. Girl's Day
  11. Hello Venus
  12. KARA
  13. miss A
  14. Crayon Pop
  15. Rainbow
  16. SECRET
  17. SISTAR
  18. Girls' Generation
  19. T-ara
  20. Ladies' Code
  21. BESTie
  22. MAMAMOO
  23. Red Velvet
  24. Lovelyz


SalimatouBaldeOh Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Actually overall went to 2ne1.

Kimx9 Monday, June 8, 2015

But Mr. Chu is the only girl group in top10 gaon digital ranking yearly in 2014. At 8th, to be exact, why 2ne1 has the most sales then?

GGsgryphon Monday, June 8, 2015

Credit@NationSoshi

So Overall ----Mr. Mr. Mini Album

Got 2.8 M in a day

achieved "All kill" and swept charts in 15 countries around the world

Ranked #3 Billboard "World Album" (Worldwide)

Ranked #4 Billboard's "World Digital Songs" chart (Worldwide)

Ranked #1 Billboard Top Heat seekers" (Worldwide)

ranked at No. 110 on the Billboard 200, earning the second highest-charting K-Pop album to date

Ranked #1 Gaon -Monthly- Albums Chart (National Chart of South Korea)

Ranked #5 Gaon -Yearly- Albums Chart (Gaon's year-end rankings), they were the best selling girl group of 2014. Topped 1# Album sale 2014 among girl group !!!

Ranked #1 Hanteo Chart, Synnara Records, and other sites

topped #1 on Taiwan's FIVE MUSIC weekly chart for Korean and Japanese physical albums sales from February 28 to March 6 and

topped #1 Taiwan's G-Music

Topped #1 on Hong Kong's KKBOX on-line music site March 2 to March 8, beating out TVXQ.

Won Disk Bonsang Award GDA 2015

Got 9 Wins, Successfully broke milestone records as Korean Artist that hold the most amount of Korean Music Shows wins with 78 wins/trophies ( SNSD TTS = 17 wins) 95 Wins in Total, beat veteran singer Cho Yong Pil (74 wins)

Last June 2014, 'Mr Mr' was selected as the American Times '2014 Best Song 25 and the song was the only Asian song on the list.

The Success Of MrMr made themselves again on Top 5 Korea National Gallup (marking their 8th years in a row, They are on the list, The Only Korean artist)

It's GG afterall !!!

GGsgryphon Monday, June 8, 2015

Credit@NationSoshi

So Overall ----Mr. Mr. Mini Album

Got 2.8 M in a day

achieved "All kill" and swept charts in 15 countries around the world

Ranked #3 Billboard "World Album" (Worldwide)

Ranked #1 Billboard Top Heat seekers" (Worldwide)

Ranked #4 on Billboard's "World Digital Songs" chart (Worldwide)

ranked at No. 110 on the Billboard 200, earning the second highest-charting K-Pop album to date

Ranked #1 Gaon -Monthly- Albums Chart (National Chart of South Korea)

Ranked #5 Gaon -Yearly- Albums Chart (Gaon's year-end rankings), they were the best selling girl group of 2014. Topped 1# Album sale 2014 among girl group !!!

Ranked #1 Hanteo Chart, Synnara Records, and other sites

topped #1 on Taiwan's FIVE MUSIC weekly chart for Korean and Japanese physical albums sales from February 28 to March 6 and

topped #1 Taiwan's G-Music

Topped #1 on Hong Kong's KKBOX on-line music site March 2 to March 8, beating out TVXQ.

Won Disk Bonsang Award GDA 2015

Got 9 Wins, Successfully broke milestone records as Korean Artist that hold the most amount of Korean Music Shows wins with 78 wins/trophies ( SNSD TTS = 17 wins) 95 Wins in Total, beat veteran singer Cho Yong Pil (74 wins)

Last June 2014, 'Mr Mr' was selected as the American Times '2014 Best Song 25 and the song was the only Asian song on the list.

The Success Of MrMr made themselves again on Top 5 Korea National Gallup (marking their 8th years in a row, They are on the list, The Only Korean artist)

It's GG afterall !!!

Onehappyfan Friday, April 24, 2015

Apink:

digital song sales#3

album sales #2

overall sales #3

Apink Daebak!Now better make girlgroup ranking with proof.

Onehappyfan Friday, April 24, 2015

Apink=great fandom,charming personalities, kind hearted, and hard working.

We are looking forward for your comeback. 2ne1, GG, and Apink are truly selling well. Now for those who keeps posting rankings which are questionable try reading this before posting one.

DemosthenesVoice Thursday, April 9, 2015

Girl's Day #4 overall ;

KBwayback Monday, March 9, 2015

If we include 1 group per 1 album
2NE1 will be #1 overall
and f(x) will be #2 physical.

StarElvis Friday, February 20, 2015

im A BlackElvisStar :)

CherryBe Thursday, January 29, 2015

I hope 2015 is After School's year! They NEED to make a great comeback,as well make MORE than one comeback. Ugh

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