Gaon names TVXQ’s “Why (Keep Your Head Down)” most sold album of the year

8 Jul

TVXQ (Yunho, Changmin) made their impending comeback in January of this year with their album and title song “Why (Keep Your Head Down).” According to Gaon, the duo has sold the most amount of albums for the first half of 2011. Between January 1st and June 30th, they have sold 230,922 units of their album, giving them first place in most sold this year. In addition, their repackaged album took 9th place with an additional 55,243 units sold.

Taking 2nd place was Big Bang with their 4th mini-album, which sold 133,051 units, while their special edition album came in 6th place with an additional 83,276 units sold.

BEAST takes 3rd place with their first full-length album “Fiction and Fact,” which sold 111,201 units since its release in May.

SS501 Kim Hyunjoong’s solo mini-album “Break Down” took 4th place with 100,433 units sold, winning him the top solo seller so far this year. The mini-album as released on June 8th sold over 100,000 copies within the first two weeks of release.

01. TVXQ – Why (Keep Your Head Down) – 230,922
02. Big Bang – 4th mini-album – 133,051
03. BEAST – Fiction and Fact – 111,201
04. Kim Hyunjoong – Break Down – 100,433
05. CNBLUE – First Step – 93,059
06. Big Bang – Special Edition – 83,276
07. 2PM – Hands Up – 67,819
08. f(x) – Pinocchio (Danger) – 58,419
09. TVXQ – Why (Keep Your Head Down) repackaged – 55,243
10. “Secret Garden” OST – 47,373

Others in the Top 20 included Big Bang Seungri’s “V.V.I.P,” drama “You Are Beautiful” OST, IU’s “Real,” MBLAQ’s “BLAQ Style,” 4minute’s “4MINUTE LEFT,” Heo Youngsaeng “Let It Go,” and SNSD’s “The 1st Asia Tour Concert ‘Into The New World.'”

Source: 10Asia and Gaon
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