Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols Girls' Generation and Super Junior have sold the most albums this year, according to album distributor Hanteo on Tuesday.
Girls' Generation and Super Junior placed at No. 1 and 2, respectively, on music website Hanteo Chart's listing for overall album sales between January 1 to December 26.
Girls' Generation's sales this year -- composed of 32 of their singles and albums since their debut in 2007 -- amounted to about 303,443 copies, while Super Junior sold a total 262,610 copies of their records.
Trailing behind in third place was SM Entertainment labelmate SHINee with 154,332 albums sold, followed by trio JYJ selling 127,456 records, and six-member boy band BEAST in fifth place.
Meanwhile, on Hanteo Chart's listing for the 2010 Album Award, Super Junior came in first with version A of their fourth full-length album "BONAMANA" which sold 132,127 copies, followed by Girls' Generation's "Oh!" at No. 2 with 123,668 copies and their third mini-album "Hoot" with 94,942 editions.
SHINee's second full-length album "LUCIFER" scored the No. 4 spot with 58,628 records sold and songstress BoA rounded out the top five with 57,273 copies of her sixth full-length release "Hurricane Venus" purchased by fans.
The Hanteo Chart listings combines the sales figures from all record retail stores and local album distributors.
Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
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