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Sulli’s History on the Billboard Charts, From ‘Electric Shock’ to ‘Goblin’

As a solo artist and member of f(x), the late K-pop star Sulli appeared on multiple Billboard charts.

Sulli — who died Monday (Oct. 14) — made her K-pop debut in 2009 with her band f(x) and began releasing solo music starting last year, with songs across her career landing on the Billboard charts.

As a member of f(x) from 2009 before officially exiting the girl group in mid-2015, Sulli (neé Choi Jin-ri) and her bandmates have sold tens of thousands of their singles, with their top-selling digital song in the U.S. being the 2012 single “Electric Shock,” with 35,000 downloads sold to date, according to Nielsen Music. It’s followed by 2010’s “Nu Abo” (25,000 sold), 2011’s “Hot Summer” (17,000), 2011’s “Pinokio (Danger)” (15,000) and 2013’s “Rum Pum Pum Pum” (13,000).   


In regards to Sulli’s solo releases, her sole entry on World Digital Song Sales came late last year when her featured appearance on DEAN‘s “Dayfly” landed them at No. 17 on the chart in November 2018. Still, Sulli’s best-selling song in America is “Goblin,” according to Nielsen Music, the title track off a three-song single she released in June this year.   

On the World Albums chart, f(x) has had four albums bow on the tally, though Sulli was only part of three of them. The group first appeared with their 2012 Electric Shock EP (which peaked at No. 2 in June), returned the following year with The 2nd Album ‘Pink Tape’ (which hit No. 1 in August 2013), and came back a year later with The 3rd Album: Red Light (which also peaked at No. 2 in June).