Recently, on online community, a post entitled ‘World Map Indicating Kpop Idol’s Popularity Based On No. of YouTube Clicks’ was published. The distribution of clicks around the world for videos of artistes such as SNSD, SHINee, 2NE1, Kara, etc was depicted on the map and the density of the clicks in respective countries was represented in different tones of green.
Among the Kpop idols, videos of SNSD and 2NE1 seem to garner most clicks throughout the world, justifying their positions as the leaders of girl groups in Korea. The popularity of SNSD transcends beyond the boundaries of Asia and widely spreads to countries in Europe, North and South America as well.
Girls' Generation attained the #1 spot again today on the Oricon Daily Album chart with album sales of 48,428. Having reported their #1 ranking on the same chart yesterday, the girls have topped the chart for the second day in a row.
After only two days since the album was released, Girls' Generation has already surpassed the 100,000 mark with a total of 122,011 sales. This is an incredible feat for a foreign artist in Japan, proving once again Girls' Generation's increasing influence in the country. Japanese artists UVERworld and J Soul Brothers are trailing not far behind the girls, so the sales for the upcoming days will surely be the main focus of many.
According to the official SMTown Facebook, Girls' Generation is also the first Korean girl group to have ever topped the Oricon Chart on the day of their album release.