Tuesday, 5 February 2013

GAON 2012 Top 100 Album Sales Breakdown (Domestic)

Male idols were the largest group, taking up almost over 60% of the chart, if you include idol bands, and the entire top 5. 11 of the male idol rankings were from soloists. The next largest group was female idols holding one fifth of the chart but charting lower and less frequently. The artists with the most albums charting are Infinite, B1A4 and B.A.P. with 5 albums each, which is particularly notable since only B.A.P's were all new releases with Infinite only having one new release. For females it would be T-ara with 4 albums.

Male non-idols also did decently with 11 spaces. OSTs had a fair showing with 6, bands with 5 and unfortunately Hip-Hop and R&B only saw 2 albums ranking. There was no need for a female non-idol section unless one would argue for Younha to be included in that category. In fact 3/4ths of the albums that charted are by male artists with OSTs and 'other' being neutral.

2012 saw 1 album over 300,000 and 4 over 200,000 with 15 over 100,000. In 2011 2 albums sold over 300,000 and also 4 over 200,000 but only 12 saw sales of over 100,000. In 2012 BIGBANG is first artist to chart twice (#2 and #6) followed by Super Junior (#1 & #13) and then DBSK (#3 & #17), note that these are all male idol groups and that all the second charting albums were repacks of the first charting album with the only difference being that BIGBANG's original release was a mini while Super Junior and DBSK's were full albums. Highest ranking rookie was EXO-K followed by Busker Busker, both male but one an idol group and one an indie/alternative group. SNSD-TTS' Twinkle was the highest ranking album by a female artist at #8, followed by T-ara at #19.

Male Idols: 54
Suju 4
BIGBANG 2
DBSK 2
G-Dragon 2
SHINee 2
EXo-K 1
B2ST 2
Infinite 5
Xia Junsu 2
Shinhwa 1
Jay Park 1
Kim Sung-Gyu 1
Jang Woo Young 1
Teen Top 3
B1A4 5
MBLAQ 2
Yang YeoSeob 1
Block B 2
B.A.P 5
2AM 1
Boyfriend 2
Nu'EST 2
2PM 1
Jokwan 1
Heo Yong Saeng 1
Se7en 1
Supernova 1

Rock/Bands: 5
CN Blue 2
FT Island 2
Nell 1

Male Non-Idols: 11
Busker Busker 2
Psy 1
Naul 1
Shin Hye Sung 1
Baek Chung Gang 1
OoLaLa Session 1
Lee SeungGi 2
John Park 1
Kim Kwang Suk 1

Female Idols: 21
SNSD-TTS 1
T-ara 4
F(x) 2
Kara 1
4Minute 1
SNSD 1
IU 2
Boa 1
WonderGirls 1
APink 1
Miss A 1
Sistar 2
2NE1 1
AfterSchool 1
Younha 1

Hip-hop/R&B: 2
Epik High 1
GD&TOP 1

OST&Shows 6

Other 1

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