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Korean album sales in 2017 show an increase of 116% compared to previous year

By KpopJoA   Thursday, March 16, 2017   76,852   16,505   0



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Gaon Chart presented new data sets for 2017.

BTS' 'You Never Walk Alone' took the number 1 overall album sales spot in February with a total of 713,063 sales and TWICE 'TWICEcoaster: Lane 2' coming in at 2nd place selling 266,645 copies. Trailing in at third place was Taeyeon's solo debut album titled 'My Voice- The 1st Album' with 109,275.

Looking at the graph above it seems album sales in February 2017 have jumped by 104% compared to the previous month, tallying up the top 400 albums.  February 2017 saw a 167% increase in album sales compared to February 2016. Korean album sales in the first two months of 2017 also saw an increase of 116% compared to the same period last year (1,105,989 vs. 2,386,244).

The increase in album sales is thanks to all the popular artists who decided to make their comebacks in February. Especially with boy group BTS, girl group TWICE and Taeyeon's solo album sales exceeding 100,000 copies each. The year 2017 looks to be a promising one in terms of album sales.

Moving onto the Digital Sales Market Share by Distribution Companies in February, examining the chart for the top 100 albums sold, KT Music increased by 8% compared to last year with a total share of 32.1%. CJ E&M dropped by 10.5% with a total amount of 27.8%.  Meanwhile, LOEN Entertainment decreased by 1.6% with the final percentage of 25.4%. Bugs Music also fell by 0.7% earning a total amount of 5.7%.

KT Music having the highest percentage thanks to high digital sales from Zion.T's "The Song", Red Velvet's "Rookie", TWICE's "KNOCK KNOCK," as well as Akdong Musician's "Winter".

CJ E&M also saw an increase thanks to BLOCK B's "Yesterday", 'Goblin' drama OST, and LOEN Entertainment was able to maintain steady sales with BTS "Spring Day", Mad Clown's "Lost Without You."

Looking at the Album Sales Market Share by Distribution Companies for February, LOEN Entertainment is in the lead with 55.3% and KT Music was second with 36.7% and CJ E&M was third at 5.8%.

The biggest contributor for LOEN Entertainment's huge market share for album sales is thanks to BTS' 'You Never Walk Alone'. Loen was also boosted by SF9's 'First Mini Album BURNING SENSATION' and Cosmic Girls' 'From Cosmic Girls.'

As for KT Music, TWICE's 'TWICEcoaster: Lane 2', Taeyeon's 'My Voice-The 1st Album', and Red Velvet's 'Rookie- The 4th Mini Album' received much recognition while CJ E&M increased their sales with 'Goblin's OST album' and Lovelyz 2nd album 'R U Ready?'

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  1. Block B
  2. Taeyeon
  3. Zion.T
  4. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  5. Mad Clown
  6. Red Velvet
  7. Lovelyz
  8. TWICE
  9. Cosmic Girls
  10. SF9
  11. gaon

LveKimTae Saturday, March 18, 2017

I loved how Allkpop used BTS as the cover for this article :) BTS fighting!

okkate Friday, March 17, 2017

interestingly enough, all the peaks in increased sales were either because BTS and/or EXO had a comeback (june, october, december, february)

LveKimTae okkate Saturday, March 18, 2017

yep as expected from the two huge groups :)

clarissaxd Friday, March 17, 2017

Thanks bts for the boost up!

Ilovejiminbts Friday, March 17, 2017

My contribution for my beloved BTS 😘😘😘😘

Humanoids Thursday, March 16, 2017

I don't like all those distribution companies.. I 'm sure they take a big bite on it.. Let the IDOLS get their salary motherfuckers! The fans are giving money to the idols not all those fucking companies ! damn it

LveKimTae Humanoids Saturday, March 18, 2017

yeah unfortunately the idols always have to pay the money to their company first to pay off debts before they can start earning for themselves :( kpop is a cruel industry

Hanz_Fly Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wow,WJSN is one the main contributor.Rise WJSN!

GGPROTECTOR Thursday, March 16, 2017

To see Taeyeon my solo Queen up there, is enough. Best solo artist TAEYEON

shubhajan Thursday, March 16, 2017

slay Twice!!! and BTS!!

808b Thursday, March 16, 2017

CJE&M is a subsidiary of CJ group. Owns Mnet/KMTV and manages artists such as Davichi Heize Roykim EricNam

808b Thursday, March 16, 2017

KT music is a subsidiary of KT Corp. owns olleh/Genie. Big3 own some share.

808b Thursday, March 16, 2017

LOEN is a susbsidiary of KaKao since 2016. operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company etc Tencent owns some shares in KaKao.

AyanaShinozaki Thursday, March 16, 2017

Congrats to BTS, TWICE and Taeyeon <3

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