Even with Japanese promotions placed as their main priority at the moment, Girls’ Generation has still managed to attain the top 3 spots on the Gaon Album Chart.
Girls’ Generation’s Japanese singles (licensed in Korea) are proving to be doing exceptionally well in their home country. The singles “MR. TAXI/Run Devil Run”, “Genie” and “Gee” placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively even though the Japanese versions of the songs were not promoted in Korea.
This proves that the “SNSD Effect” is still going strong and many are showing their continuous support for the girl group by buying their physical albums. Additionally, their “Into The New World (1st Asia Tour Concert Live Album)” was placed at 37th.
The Gaon Album Chart takes into account the physical sales of albums and singles in Korea. It is run by the Korea Music Content Industry Association and sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.