how long was snsd's actual reign?

  • Didnt Kara has pretty good sales in Japan, I read their stats, they were the best selling gg before Twice in Japan

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  • Yup,pretty much until Twice and BP came on the scene.


    SNSD always had competition digitally, but in other fields they were pretty much unreachable.

    SNSD power was too big, they had better physicals than a lot of popular bgs (yes, in pshycals field ggs weren't even their competition), a lot of hits, were everywhere on tv (cfs, realitys etc) and their abnormal popularity wasn't only in Korea, but Asia overall. Everyone 2009-2015 agreed that SNSD was the 1 gg.

    From 2009 to 2015 they were the top GG and at times the outright top group in kpop

    I wanted to post, but it's pretty much this.

  • So album sales is the most valuable metrics in ggs' dominance?

    Not sure if serious or just joking around, but if serious then no: album sales are only 1 of the metrics.


    SNSD's dominance showed in that they topped practically all of the metrics - and at their peak even all - more so than other girl groups.


    Whether it was about popularity in South Korea, youtube views, international recognition, album sales, CFs, digitals, music show wins, you name it, they were consistently #1 in as good as all of them, and top tier when they weren't - in a way no other girl group in those years could equal.


    Additionally, they surpassed all other boy groups in album sales, regular Koreans knew all the members individually, and all of them had great individual success in their personal career pursuits: some were top variety idols, some CF queens, some enjoyed great successes in either drama shows or solo OSTs and solo or collab songs.


    It was all this together for such an extensive period of time that made SNSD have such an impact and made them so legendary.



    Even their setbacks and opposition were one of a kind: they were the first and only girl group that faced a black ocean and multiple black ocean attempts, they had the most, massive hostility of fandoms of their own sibling company groups (Super Junior, TVXQ), they had the largest, most active anti fandom STAND who were proud to call themselves that (instead of being called that by the fans of the group they hate) and who had their own sites more active than many fandom sites, and they experienced the weirdest sabotage attempts (like getting SNSD members' twitter accounts blocked as soon as they opened one).

  • Yeah they kept dominating from 2009 to 2015-2016


    and some people really underestimate SNSD digitally too, they act like SNSD was flopping and only had physicals sales at the end

    but let me remind you that SNSD in their 8th years of career were able to get a song #5 on Melon monthly chart

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  • they also got a bonsang on their 10th year


    yeah No gg was doing like SNSD


    even some of their biggest flop after 10th years of activities were able to chart #12 on Gaon digital

    and were peaking higher than some groups are doing now on Billboard Japan hot 100

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  • I dont understand what you mean when you say none of the other groups were able to maintain for very long.


    2NE1's chart performance was mindblowing and they did it their entire career, so was Sistar's. SNSD's chart performance looks no better and you could even argue was actually less consistent.


    Sistar

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    2NE1

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    SNSD

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  • From 2009 to 2015 they were the top GG and at times the outright top group in kpop

    This pretty much. I’m not a stan but you have to give credit when credit is due. Besides sales, they were also the most invited idols in variety shows and a few also did kdramas.


    They were the most consistent in terms of their long term success. While others had peaks and fizzled a year later, SNSD remained on top for a while.


    Maybe it’s because they focused on Korean and Japanese fans mainly throughout their career. They weren’t caught up on trying to be the most popular kpop group in the island of Fiji or some far flung country.

    Vachirawit “Bright” Chivaaree can get it every day all day all week every month all year for a lifetime.

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  • okay so a follow up question. is their dominance considered an anomaly? did any groups from 1st gen maintain their popularity for that length of time?

    It is an anomaly


    No groups from 2nd gen maintained a popularity that long (1st gen means those popular in late 1990s)


    although a certain soloist has lasted longer

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    Until this moment SNSD dominated on everything, every single thing


  • This. 2009 - 2015/6.


    People talk a lot about their Korean and Japanese success, but they were massive all over Asia, even if there aren't specific stats around that.


    Their music was being playing in Chinese nightclubs, shopping malls in Singapore and Malaysia and more.

  • okay so a follow up question. is their dominance considered an anomaly? did any groups from 1st gen maintain their popularity for that length of time?

    the problem with 1st gen groups is that they usually disbanded after 3-4 years... they never even had a chance to get tho soshi level...

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