‘Girls’ Generation’ which contains 12 songs including their Japanese debut song ‘Genie’, ‘Gee’, ‘Mr.Taxi’, ‘Run Devil Run’, etc was also ranked 3rd in the monthly pre-order chart for May. After the album was released on June 1st, it climbed to the top spot of Oricon Weekly Album Chart, with recorded sales of 232,000 copies in the first week. With the consistent sales volume, SNSD’s debut album was also named one of the top 10 best selling album on Oricon for the first half of 2011 with sales of 325,658 copies.
Besides ‘Girls’ Generation’, FT Island’s ‘Return’ and ‘Five Treasure Island’ took 2nd and 5th spot respectively on Tower Records’ ‘Kpop Chart for June’. f(x)’s 1st album repackaged ‘Hot Summer’ captured the no.3 spot while Beast’s ‘Fiction and Fact’ was ranked 4th. Big Bang’s ’2011 Big Bang Concert Live Album Big Show: Big Bang Live Album’ came in 6th while Kim HyunJoong’s ‘Breakdown’ took the no.7 spot. CN Blue’s ‘First Step’ came in 8th, 2pm’s ‘Hands Up’in 9th while the DVD album of KBS2 drama (starring Jang GeunSuk) ‘Marry Me, Mary!’ secured the 10th spot.
>> Update 1: ‘Girls’ Generation’ came in second on the Oricon Monthly Album Chart!
SNSD’s debut Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ came in second on the Oricon Monthly Album Chart with a total of 411,972 copies sold in June. The girls are second only to the massive sales of 715,722 copies sold by popular Japanese girl group AKB48′s latest album ‘Koko ni Ita Koto’!