Monthly Top 10 K-pop Album Sales: July 2008
With her beauty as well as her fun, yet catchy songs, Hyo Lee has hit the top spot for July this year. She’s the first female soloist to hit #1 so far and already has the highest one-week sales for any female group or artiste on the 2008 chart. The title song, U-Go-Girl, has burned the charts and it looks likely that she will surpass the sales of her second album. Second is last week’s top hitters, Brown Eyes. It looks as though their album will be the next to hit the wonderful 100,000-copy mark as they are only less than 12,000 off. In third spot this week is the legendary boyband, Shinhwa. It looks like the recent release of the repackaged version of their album has boosted its sales by quite a lot. They are currently holding the top spot for highest-selling album of 2008. Not far behind them is another boyband, SS501, whose mini-album has garnered some attention. They are supposedly releasing a full-length album later in the year, so this might be a good indication of future sales. Rounding off the top 5 is You Hee Yeol, also known as Toy. Toy’s last release the previous winter proved to be quite a hit, so hopefully this summer album will sell more.
2. Brown Eyes – Vol. 3 "Two Things Needed For The Same Purpose And 5 Objects"
Sales: 23,203 (88,114)
3. Shinhwa – Vol. 9 "10th Anniversary Album"
Sales: 19,537 (121,852)
5. You Hee Yeol – Summer Days
6. Cool – Vol. 10.5 "Cool’s Return"
7. Davichi – Vol. 1.5 "Vivid Summer Edition"
8. Wonder Girls – 3rd Project "So Hot"
Sales: 9,951 (41,791)
9. Jang Yoon Jung – Vol. 4 "Jang Yoon Jung Twist"
10. SG Wannabe – Vol. 5 "My Friend"
Sales: 9,038 (76,227)
Sources: YesAsia, MIAK.or.kr