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Gaon Chart Reveals That Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, And A Pink Are The Three Leading Girl Groups In Terms Of Sales

In the K-Pop world, girl groups are trending and they have been trending for a while–but which girl groups can we really say are the reigning queens of 2014? 

Gaon Chart has decided to find the answer by seeing which girl groups have come out on top in terms of sales. To assess the data, Gaon Chart has organized three different charts: the first compares girl groups’ digital song sales, the second compares album sales, and the third compares overall sales.  Continue reading

2NE1’s ‘Crush’ Is First K-Pop Entry on Year-End World Albums Chart

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The girl group ends a year of accolades by breaking one more record.

After breaking multiple chart records earlier this year, 2NE1 cap off 2014 with one more boundary-pushing victory.

The girl group’s Crush album ranks at No. 11 on Billboard‘s year-end World Albums chart. It’s the first time a K-pop act has notched an entry on the annual ranking that was first introduced in 1995.

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20 Best Pop Albums Of 2014

6|2NE1, ‘Crush’

Almost two years after K-pop first giddily barged into America’s imagination, the genre hasn’t sustained a post-“Gangnam Style” wave, but the Seoul machine keeps humming. Female foursome 2NE1, buoyed by a cameo on The Bachelor, moved more units of their album in its first week of release than any previous Korean act. That was about it for sales records, but the album itself was no stiff; in fact, it’s a canny downshift from the wigged-out “I Am the Best” maximalist mash-ups of the past. “Happy” is a sunny, strummy jaunt with no manic gimmicks and the ballad “Good to You” soars and sweet-talks likably. But Crush‘s centerpiece is “MTBD,” which spotlights group member CL on a bratty squirt of EDM-hip-pop with a bubblegum trap groove. C.A.

Source: Rolling Stone

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