The 2011 Top Grossing K-Pop song goes to…T-Ara!


T-ARA: Bringing retro back to the forefront

Curious to know which song is the top grosser so far in 2011? Well, that title goes to T-Ara’s Roly Poly. While it seems that the group has yet to be as internationally recognized or loved like SNSD, Wonder Girls and 2ne1, they have managed to bag USD2 million in sales in less than 3 months, thanks to their addictive and catchy single.

Due to Roly Poly‘s massive popularity in Korea, the song has been made into numerous different music videos [and genres], including a Copacabana Dance version as well as a Trot version during one of the episodes on Gag Concert.


ADDICTIVE: More Roly Poly anyone?

Roly-Poly struck a chord with not only the younger idol fans but also the older audience due to its refreshing yet retro concept and its mass popularity amongst the Korean public is evident from its high digital sales.

It was revealed that Roly-Poly averaged USD$30,000 in digital sales per day and is the top digital hit song of the year. On August 1st, the song itself managed to hit USD$200,000, setting a tall order for the rest of its competitors. Note: Good-selling albums [about 10 songs] usually only average about USD$300,000 USD in digital sales in South Korea.

The previous sales record for a song was set by IU’s Good Day, which garnered USD$1.3 million. Records are meant to be broken, aren’t they?


JUST SAY NO: T-Ara, recently spotted with the members of Infinite, participating in a summer camp to educate singers and fanclub members about copyrights.

Source: AllKPop

4 thoughts on “The 2011 Top Grossing K-Pop song goes to…T-Ara!

  • September 9, 2011 at 3:07 am
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    There is a group on Facebook assembling to help T-ARA get an all-kill this fall against the biggest names in k-pop, including SNSD and Wonder Girls. As you probably already know, T-ARA’s company purposely set their comeback at the same time as these stars. The group started as soon as the news of their comeback broke out, and they have already scheduled a flash mob in the United States for one week before the release of T-ARA’s album, Black Eyes. This group is very serious and already has plans in the works. You can find their group page by searching T-ARA ALL-KILL FALL 2011 on Facebook. Since the group has started mere hours ago, their member count may not seem impressive. However, the numbers are growing quickly and the group is guaranteeing a large turn-out for this event and media coverage. 

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