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3 Oct 2017 - 5:14 PM  UPDATED 3 Oct 2017 - 5:15 PM

A user on Reddit has compiled a list of the best-selling South Korean girl groups of all time across physical sales, digital downloads and streaming, and Girls' Generation have come out on top!

The legendary "Gee" hitmakers were No. 1 for both physical sales and digital downloads, but were defeated by SISTAR when it came to streaming. 

KARA came second for physical sales, followed by S.E.S., Fin.K.L., and Baby VOX.

For digital sales, SISTAR were second, followed by 2NE1, T-ara, and Davichi.

There's a few things to keep in mind when looking at the overall rankings. The top ranking artists for physical album sales was largely dominated by older acts who were around before, or shortly after, digital sales became the majority of the South Korean music market in 2006. 

As for the digital downloads list, many of the artists ranked highly there peaked before South Korea increased the price of songs in 2013, which led to a decrease in digital sales overall. 

Anyway, congratulations to all these artists for their successful sales!

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