P.S. Please spread this message to all ELF/SJ’d forums, blogs, facebook/twitter, to ask all ELFs to buy Korean version A of the 4th Album, to participate in boosting digital scores and voting! These are all the major things we should do to win in 2010! Let us create miracles for the 4th Album!
ELF, the 4th Album, We Can’t Afford to Lose.
After the release of the 4th Album, we do not know what is going to happen. As all of you would know, Han Geng is terminating his contract with SM, Kang-In may still not be coming back, Ki-Bum is concentrating on his acting, and also, Lee-Teuk and Hee-Chul have met the time to get into the army. And followed by that, all Super Junior members will also have to get into the army consecutively (for about 2 years), which means we are not sure if there is another Album.
The best-case scenario will be the continuation of SJ sub-groups, but SJ is now facing the “5-Year-Curse” of Korean male groups because they are celebrating the 5th Anniversary in 2010. Until now, only Shin-Hwa has overcome this curse and continued to perform as a group, and TVXQ also reached their 6th Year. But, how about us? There are still many problems ahead of us. Only if the 4th Album is successful, EXTREMELY successful, SJ would have the chance to continue. Because of our effort, we have the 4th Album. That’s why we work MUCH HARDER to get the 5th, the 6th Album…
In Korea, as we can see from Korean entertainment programs, SJ is at a place between popular and unpopular. We have to let SJ become the group that everyone will look up to through this 4th Album, and this depends on how hard we work!
There is not going to be 13 people on stage, feel sad? But we still have to face the situation.
Because no matter how many of them are on stage, SJ is still the group that we need to guard.
In fact, to make the 4th Album a great success, is the only best thing we can do, isn’t it?
If we miss the 4th Album, we may be missing them for our entire life.
So, we should give our love to them at once, at least, to leave a good memory.
Last year, although we had bought the 3rd Album, many people had bought them wrongly. Some thought that if they had bought a Korean legal Version of the album, then it would be reflected on the Korean local sales chart. Some even bought pirated versions of the album without realizing that…
This year, we cannot let these happen again!! Never!! Because the 4th Album is very likely to be the last, if you love SJ, please make sure that what you bought are all reflected on the Korean domestic album sales chart. If not, why do you have to buy it? We cannot afford to lose any single album.
Just by spending a few more dollars to make sure that everything is counted, isn’t that worth to spend?
If there are ELFs that still insist on supporting their own country’s album sales, then I can tell you: what Super Junior really needs is a respectable position in Korean Music Industry! In Korea, they are still not the King.
In fact, their popularity in overseas countries is already high enough, and so there is no need to show their popularity by the album sales in other countries.
This time, we must work hard on their work in Korea.
Regard each time as the last time, so we will not regret.
No matter what is your nationality or how long have you been in love with SJ, as long as you are an ELF, you have the duty to fully support them! We need your participation in the 4th Album!
Dearest ELFs, we cannot take any risk, we cannot afford to lose!
Please be prepared to devote ourselves fully!
Please read the following information carefully regarding purchasing the 4th Album:
Rules of Korean annual Album sales chart:
(1) The chart is based on the sales at Korean domestics CD stores
Only those albums purchased from Korean local stores will be counted.
[That means you cannot purchase them through CD stores in your country (YesAsia is not counted!!) It is because they get the albums directly from SME, which do not go through any Korean domestic music stores.]
(2) The chart only reflects the sales of Korean Version A albums.
Taiwanese version, Japanese version, Hong Kong version, Pirated version, B/C/D version, they are all not counted.
[Korean Version A album is the key of SJ’s success, so we must support, and buy as much as you can. And for versions of your country, they are used to fight for their coming to your country. So you can buy that too, buy both versions!!
Suggestion: Get Korean Version A through Korean music stores, and get the other versions in your country’s music stores.]
(3) Keep your receipt
As long as you have a receipt for the Korean Versions, they are all reflected on the sales chart. If there is anything wrong with the chart, we can show the officials that we have really purchased the album.
P.S. Please spread this message to all ELF/SJ’d forums, blogs, facebook/twitter, to ask all ELFs to buy Korean version A of the 4th Album.Don't buy from your countries.Only buying albums from Korean domestic CD stores can help SJ! [refer to:http://www.facebook.com/no
Hanteo chart is one of the most representable and important album sales chart in Korea. Therefore, many fans (like TVXQ, Big Bang and SNSD’s) will purchase CDs from Hanteo CD stores to boost the singer’s album sales.
*The best way for Overseas' ELF to buy albums(Attention to all forums):DVDHeaven
(This is an english website,and many ways are provided for payment.
Special thanks to Ha Linh Nguyen,Yan 태희동해and Clarice Fung for telling me about this great website!)
[Copy from DVDHeaven website]
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