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Thursday, May 16, 2013

[NEWS] Who sold the most albums so far in 2013?


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:

1. SHINee
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
SM Entertainment

2. Girls’ Generation 282,760 albums sold
I Got a Boy‘ released January 1
SM Entertainment

3. Jaejoong 206,740 albums sold (EP & Repackaged Album)
I‘ released January 17
Y‘ released February 26
C-JeS Entertainment

4. INFINITE 158,084 albums sold
New Challenge‘ released March 21
Woollim Entertainment

5. Cho Yong Pil 150,000 albums sold
Hello‘ released April 24
YPC Production

6. CNBLUE 118,666 albums sold
RE:BLUE‘ released January 14
FNC Entertainment

7. INFINITE-H 91,958 albums sold
Fly High‘ released January 10
Woollim Entertainment

8. B.A.P 77,990 albums sold
One Shot‘ released February 12
TS Entertainment

9. TEEN TOP 76,917 albums sold
No.1‘ released February 25
T.O.P Media

10. Super Junior-M 50,505 albums sold
Break Down‘ released January 7
SM Entertainment

cr: allkpop

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