Big Bang Takes over K-Pop in the First Half of 2012
By Staff Writer | July 26, 2012 09:17 AM EDT
Big Bang has had the most impact even with their short promotion activities during the first half of the year. Recently, the Gaon Chart results were revealed showing that their 5th EP album, Alive, sold 266,911 copies, ranking them first place.
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In June, they released their special edition album, Still Alive, which sold 117,929 copies, ranking 6th. Both their albums sold over 400,000 copies total. They have also released special packages for their fans in Korea and internationally.
Big Bang has ranked in the top 10 of the comprehensive digital chart as well as many of their albums. Although Busker Busker ranked first, Big Bang held 3rd and 5th place.
Other Artists Impact in the First Half of the Year of 2012?
Rookie group Busker Busker have been gaining much attention after their appearance on the audition program "Super Star K." They sold over a 100,000 copies of their album and ranked number 1 on the charts with 5 of their songs in the Top 40.
With Big Bang's impact from the beginning of this year, there will most likely be other artists who will follow their footsteps for the last half of the year.
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