On November 27th, it was revealed that Girls’ Generation’s 3rd full album ‘The Boys’, released on the 19th last month, is ranked first on one of Taiwan’s three largest music chart, the G-Music Chart.
It is especially noticeable that their album has taken over popular top singers such as Jay Chou and Zhou Bi Chang, topping the chart with a deep implication. Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou’s new album ‘驚嘆號’ was ranked second, while Zhou Bi Chang’s album ‘黑擇明’ was ranked third and Westlife’s ‘Greatest Hits’ came in fourth.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation was once again proven to be the top K-pop girl group in Japan.
According to the ‘2011 Popular CD/DVD Rental Chart’ published by Tsutaya, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Mr Taxi/Run Devil Run’ and ‘Gee’ were ranked 4th and 9th respectively. Tsutaya is the biggest CD and DVD sales and rental market in Japan. The Tsutaya chart is considerably prestigious since rental of CDs and DVDs is more prevalent among fans in Japan compared to digital music.
Girls’ Generation is the only K-Pop in the Top 10, along with bestselling Japanese girlgroup AKB48 and the girls also topped the K-Pop artiste chart, ahead of KARA, FT Island, CNBLUE and Super Junior so this once again, proved their popularity in Japan.
Credit: Star News + Sports Chosun