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IU concert ticket sales alone reaches 11.3 billion won … Lee Hyo-ri renews contract with soju brand 8 times in 5 years

Girls’ Generation was the first singer to introduce photo cards. IU is the first Korean singer to give a solo concert at the main Olympic stadium in Seoul.

Episode 29 of the TMI News Show, which aired on September 14, took a look at some notable moments in K-pop history under the slogan “Record renewal! K-pop First and Best BEST 5“. CLASS: y Hyung-seo, Hye-ju and Bo-eun appeared as guests of the day on the broadcast.

Girls generation ranked first on the “Record Renewal First” list. In the first half of 2009, the number of “Gee” issues was 6,958 times. In 6 months, “Gee” was played 361,919 times nationwide. It recorded the highest viewership of a music program in history, amounting to 17.2%. Girls’ Generation was the first idol to try “photo cards”, and now it has become a tradition. Girls’ Generation’s second full-length album is the first album to feature photo cards. Thanks to fans who wanted to collect photo cards, the album orders alone at that time amounted to approximately 150,000 copies.

Lee Hyo-ri came second on the chart. In the past, every major newspaper had a dedicated band for Lee Hyo-ri, and she was listed in the Guinness Book of Records, appearing on the front page of the paper 891 times. Lee Hyo-ri made his debut as a member of the Fin.KL in 1998. The group reached the top of the music show two weeks after their debut “To My Boyfriend”. From the second album “Forever Love” to the third album “NOW”, Fin.KL in the 90s took 37th place in the first place. Fin.KL became the first female group to win the Grand Prize 30 years after Pearl Sisters was founded in 1969. Lee Hyo-ri has won 28 times as a solo artist in music programs. It also took first place in 2020 with the activities of the SSAK3 group.

From the 1990s to the 1920s, Lee Hyo-ri was the first artist to win first place among teenagers under the 40s. She is also the first female singer to win first place with a variety of compositions, including girl group, soloist and mixed group.

She was the first model of the brand of alcoholic beverages “OO Churum”. The brand re-contracted with Lee Hyo-ri 8 times in 5 years and has sold a total of 2 billion bottles.

The third place is IU. IU became the first solo singer to enter the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in 2018 to host a concert. She sang 42 songs in 5 hours and 30 minutes and also performed an encore.

In 2019, IU organized a 360-degree concert, the first-ever singer in Korea and the largest ever. Her 10-year tour, which took place over two days, sold out 28,000 seats on both days in one minute after tickets went on sale.

IU will also be the first Korean singer to play a solo concert at the Jamsil Stadium. Jamsil Main Stadium is the largest concert hall in Korea, seating up to 100,000 people. Until now, leading Korean singers and idol groups such as HOT, Lee Moon-se and BTS have organized their own concerts there. The IU show was sold out within an hour of opening the ticket, and the total number of concurrent users reached 400,000. Total sales are estimated at approximately 11.35 billion won.

Zico took fourth place. Zico was the one to kick off the K-pop Dance Challenge with his 2020 hit, Any Song. Many celebrities, including Lee Hyori and Sandara Park, took part in the “Any Song” challenge. She took first place on the national charts, entered Billboard for 3 weeks in a row. The music video for “Any Song” reached over 100 million views. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the dance challenge has become a must-have on any K-pop star comeback.

SEVENTEEN he took fifth place. SEVENTEEN sold 930,000 copies on the first day after the release of its repackaged album “SECTOR 17” and recorded sales in the first week of 1.13 million copies. As a result, they became the first K-pop artist to sell the millionth edition in their first week thanks to a repackaged album.

SEVENTEEN has had five music show victories, achieved the highest personal position on the Billboard charts, and took first place on the Oricon charts with its reworked title track “_WORLD”. SEVENTEEN currently owns a total of 7 consecutive albums selling millions of copies. The selling price of a copy of “SECTOR 17” is 21,500 won, so 1.13 million units are 24.3 billion won.

Source: daum


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