Girls Generation & BIGBANG top YesAsia’s 2012 Bestsellers

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YesAsia has released its lists of bestsellers of Korean music for the year 2012.

The e-store unveiled the top ten artists of four separate categories through its editorial column YumCha!. The categories include best selling albums, best selling K-Pop DVD, best selling female artist albums, and best selling male artist albums.

YumCha! revealed that the results for 2012 were quite similar to 2011’s list as idol group BIGBANG and SM Entertainment artists occupied most of the places. For the overall best selling albums, BIGBANG ranked first with its albums Alive and Still Alive. Second place went to Super Junior with its albums Sexy, Free, & Single and Spy. Following Super Junior is a consecutive line of SM label mates. Third place went to the group’s label mates EXO-K with its debut album MAMA. Next was SHINee with Sherlock, Taetiseo with Twinkle, and Girls’ Generation with The Boys. Seventh place went to G-Dragon with his solo album One of a Kind and eighth place went to TVXQ for its albums Catch Me and Humanoids. INFINITE took the ninth spot which broke the YG-SM alternation and Super Junior appeared on the list again at tenth place for its albums Mr. Simple and A-Cha.

For the best selling K-Pop DVD list, Girls’ Generation achieved first place with its 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour DVD. Super Junior came in at second with its Super Show 3 DVD. Third place went to SMTOWN for its compilation documentary I AM: SMTOWN. INFINITE came in at fourth with its Second Invasion Live in Seoul DVD; Girls’ Generation made an appearance on the list again taking the fifth place for Into The New World; and YG Entertainment followed suit with its 2011 YG Family Concert in Seoul DVD. Seventh place went to BEAST with Welcome to Beast Airline; the eighth place went to CNBLUE with Blue Storm; and  ninth place went to 2NE1 for its Nolza! Live in Seoul DVD. Last but not least, Shinhwa took the 10th spot with its commemorative 14th Anniversary Special – The Return DVD. Below are the lists for the best selling general female and male artists of 2012. Female:

  1. Girls’ Generation
  2. T-ara
  3. 2NE1
  4. Taetiseo
  5. IU
  6. f(x)
  7. KARA 
  8. BoA
  9. Miss A
  10. 4Minute


  2. Super Junior
  3. SHINee
  5. TVXQ
  6. B.A.P
  7. BEAST
  9. MBLAQ
  10. G-Dragon


Sources: (News & Photo) – YesAsia

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