We’ve seen plenty of girl group albums come out these past few years and two albums have been declared (so far) as the best selling girl group album(s) of the 2010 decade. Drum roll please?
This honor goes to Little Mix’s recent third album Get Weird, as well as SNSD’s (also known as Girls’ Generation) Japanese debut album Girls’ Generation.
Released back in 2011, SNSD’s album hit #1 on the Japanese Albums Oricon chart as well as on Billboard’s Japanese Top Albums. It garnered a #1 in Taiwan as well, and was eventually certified Million by the RIAJ for selling over 1 million units. In addition, Girls’ Generation is “the highest selling album and the highest annually ranked album achieved so far by a Korean group in Oricon history”.
The group is also known for being one of the few K-pop groups to crack the Billboard 200 chart! Their EP Mr.Mr, debuted at #110 on the Billboard 200 selling over 3,000 copies. They’ve also managed to chart worldwide in other countries such as France, Spain, etc.
The U.K’s powerhouse girl group Little Mix have recently outsold their debut album, DNA, with Get Weird which has now shifted 754,000+ copies worldwide. This makes Get Weird the best selling album for a western girl group this decade (so far). It’s longevity on the U.K. official charts has been heavily eyed as a joyous success and is poised to stay on the charts for the rest of the year due to it’s high album placing week per week.
The album also helped them achieve the record in becoming the only U.K. girl group in the history of the Billboard 200 chart, to have three consecutive top 15 albums. Best selling female girl group the Spice Girls initially held the higher record for having three consecutive top 40 albums – obviously broken by Little Mix over almost two decades later.
We definitely recommend listening to these highly successful albums. They’re successful for a reason and these achievements alone prove that their body of work continues to be heard by millions of people worldwide. They have sparked curiosity and are both pop gems in their own right.
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