Archive for July 12th, 2009

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SNSD and 2ne1 are fighting it out online

July 12, 2009

Everyday I always read that this particular group are #1 in melon, cyworld, and so on and so forth. I never really believe those posts because of the lack of credits on the article. But today I was quite surprise with the number of posts. After today’s episode of Inkigayo, wordpress has been bombarded by requests and album sales ranking of Korean pop artists. So I decided to check it for myself.

It was really hard to find these sites. When I type melon in the search bar, I get a fruit. So imagine my frustration. It was quite a work finding them considering I don’t have Korean characters in my laptop. Anyway, I found them and I was quite surprise with what kind of world Korea has. These charts are quite a lot considering it’s only one country. Anyway, here are the rankings. I’ll only post the top ten. Some are daily charts, I believe. I can read Hangul but my vocabulary is limited. Most of the time, I don’t know the words I’m reading.

Melon (July 13)
01 2ne1 – I Don’t Care
02 SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
03 Outsider – Alone
04 4minute – Hot Issue
05 Lee Seung Gi – Will You Marry Me
06 2pm – I Hate You
07 8eight – Goodbye, My Love
08 2ne1 – Fire
09 V.O.S. – Something Is Up
10 2pm – Again and Again

Soribada (July 13)
01 2ne1 – I Don’t Care
02 Brown Eyed Girls – Candy Man
03 Big Bang – Gara Gara Go (Korean Version)
04 SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
05 4minute – Hot Issue
06 Outsider – Alone
07 Lee Seung Gi – Will You Marry Me
08 One Two – Starry Night
09 2pm – I Hate You
10 SHINee – Juliette

Cyworld (July 13)
01 2ne1 – I Don’t Care
02 Lee Seung Gi – Will You Marry Me
03 Drunken Tiger – True Romance
04 MYMP – Say You Love Me
05 2ne1 – In the Club
06 Outsider – Alone
07 K.Will – Love is Punishment
08 Kim Yong Joon – Couple
09 St. Day – Afraid
10 TOP and Taeyang – Friend

2ne1 is really taking Korea by storm. They have lots of multiple entries in different charts. But SNSD also has ‘Genie’ and ‘Etude’ in their side. It would be really an exciting week next week. I wonder who’ll win.

I apologize, these are the only ones I could translate and find. According to sources, there’s still mnet, musicon, muz, hanteo, and bugs. I feel like doing this again. It would be too much of a hassle if I’ll do it everyday. I’ll post another one again next week after Inkigayo. Check out the credits for validity of the chart.

Credits:
melon.com
soribada.com
cyworld.com

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2NE1 outsells SNSD

July 12, 2009

Anti-fans are at work again and they’re hanging around at allkpop in a 2ne1 article. It’s really funny how they’ll just pop out when a threat to their idol is looming around. Anyway, I was reading the comments and I found a very interesting fact. I don’t know if people already know this but I’ll post it still.

Apparently, you can determine the ranking of the album sales in yesasia.com. There’s this part of the site that shows the bestseller albums for 7 days, 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days. It’s updated everyday so ranking does change on a daily basis. I went to the said site and as of today here is the ranking (July 12 2009):

01 SS501 – Collection
02 2NE1 1st Mini Album – 2NE1
03 alan Debut Mandarin Album (CD+DVD) (Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
04 Girls’ Generation 2nd Mini Album – Genie
05 Super Junior Vol. 3 – Sorry, Sorry (Version C)
06 F4 Special Edition
07 Boys Over Flowers OST Part 2 (KBS TV Drama)
08 DIM (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
09 Boys Over Flowers OST (KBS TV Drama)
10 Tegomass no Uta (ALBUM+DVD) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)

The ranking covers the entire collection that yesasia is selling. If you look more closely, you’ll see that 7 out of the ten are from Korean establishments. This only proves the popularity of Korean music all over asia.

This is also what fans and antifans are fighting over in allkpop. In the ranking, 2ne1 has passed SNSD in terms of album sales. Yesasia didn’t post any numbers so I don’t know how much of a victory it is. But the amazing part of the ranking is when you list the bestsellers in 90 days. 2ne1 is number 11 after just a few days of release. Imagine that, in 90 days, they were the 11th most bought album considering they only release their album last 8th of July. Amazing.

I don’t know if this is better than SNSD’s since the ranking has no number of sales and that I only knew about this now. I don’t know how SNSD performed in this when they released their ‘Genie’ album. In the 90 days ranking, SNSD is still 4th. That’s a lot of gap between 4 and 11. It could be that SNSD has 7 more sold albums, it could also be 7 million. Since yesasia doesn’t release number of sales, we’ll never really know. Anyhow, here’s the 90 days bestseller ranking.

01 Super Junior Vol. 3 – Sorry, Sorry (Version C)
02 F4 Special Edition
03 Boys Over Flowers OST Part 2 (KBS TV Drama)
04 Girls’ Generation 2nd Mini Album – Genie
05 Boys Over Flowers OST (KBS TV Drama)
06 SS501 – Collection
07 Everything (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
08 SHINee 2nd Mini Album – Romeo
09 2PM 2nd Single Album
10 Girls’ Generation Mini Album – Gee
11 2NE1 1st Mini Album – 2NE1
12 Break the Records -by you & for you- (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
13 Big Bang – 2009 Live Concert : Big Show
14 Wonder Girls : The Wonder Years – Trilogy: Nobody
15 Yiruma – First Love Repackage
16 Koi no ABO (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
17 Let’s Get Wet (CD+DVD)
18 Tegomass no Uta (ALBUM+DVD) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
19 DIM (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
20 SS501 Vol. 1 – S.T 01 Now

Credits:
yesasia.com
http://www.yaentertainment.com

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Koreans look all the same

July 12, 2009

Selca pics of 2pm’s Lee Junho have circulated all over the net recently. And I do agree that the resemblance to Rain is surprisingly great. Honestly, I thought he was Rain’s brother when I first saw him. I think the eyes and the smile are the similarities. You won’t see it in this pic though.

I find a lot of celebrities look the same though my friends say that they’re not. When I was first introduced to SNSD, I couldn’t tell Seo Hyun, Yuri and Yoona apart. Actually, I can tell if it’s Yoona but whenever I see Seo Hyun and Yuri, I always think it’s Yoona. But who can blame me, just look at the pic.

I’m not good about details in the face. If I have to tell apart some people, I go with hair length and color, skin color, height etc., things that are obvious at first glance. When I got into Wonder Girls, they were promoting ‘So Hot’ at the time. I tell them apart by describing their physical features. Ye Eun was the red-head girl, Yoobin is the tanned lady, Sohee’s face was distinct enough for me to tell her apart, Sunye was the one with the sassy hairdo and then Sunmi. At the time, there wasn’t anything distinct about Sunmi. When I tell my friends about the Wonder Girls, Sunmi was always the 5th one. It was hard for me to describe her at the time.

I don’t know if people would agree with me but Super Junior’s Hankyung and 2pm’s Chansung do look like each other. Maybe it’s the eyes or the smile, I don’t know. I knew Super Junior first and when I got into 2pm, I was astounded by their similarities. For me, they could pass as brothers.

Credits:
sookyeong.wordpress.com
leostavern.blogspot.com
mrkpop.wordpress.com
seoulbeats.com
krnloop.wordpress.com