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Friday, March 4, 2011

SNSD unleased ‘girl power’ in Japan

SNSD who debuted in Japan September last year were ranked 2nd in Japan’s Girl Group Power Ranking, a sign that the craze for Korean Wave in the country is on the rise.

In the newly-released March Issue of Nikkei Entertainment, Japan’s Girl Group Power Ranking was published. The ranking was determined based on last year’s average album sales.

AKB48, dubbed by Korean media as Japan’s version of SNSD, took the no.1 spot. Based on Oricon’s Singles sales data, AKB48 sold an average of 670,000 copies from December 2009 to December 2010. SNSD, whose hit songs include ‘Genie’, ‘Gee’, etc recorded an average sales of 121,000 copies and the girls were ranked 2nd. 3-member girl group Perfume came in 3rd with an average sales of 109,000 copies while Kara came in 4th.

Meanwhile, SKE48 took the 5th spot with 100,000 copies, adult version of AKB48, SDN48DL in 6th, Morning Musume in 7th, Idoling in 8th, Berryz Koubou in 9th and Momoiro Clover grabbed the 10th spot.

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