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Posted by Sophie-Ha Friday, August 20, 2021

The K-pop groups who sold the most albums to date

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With a growth in the popularity of K-pop and the influence of these idol groups spreading across the globe, the album sales record has been steadily increasing.

Many of these idol singers have become million-sellers with each album easily reaching a few hundred thousand copies being sold. Combining all the album sales in Korea and overseas, these idol groups have sold more than a few million copies.

So here is the list of the total album sales of the top K-pop groups to date. The sales number only reflects the albums sold in South Korea and Japan.


1. BTS
(debuted 2013)

35.5 million copies sold in total

87% - domestic album sales
13% - album sales in Japan


2. EXO

(debuted 2012)

20.5 million copies sold in total

96% - domestic album sales
4% - album sales in Japan


3. NCT (NCT, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV)

(debuted 2016)

13.95 million copies sold in total

98% - domestic album sales
2% - album sales in Japan

4. TVXQ

(debuted 2004)


11.42 million copies sold in total

32% - domestic album sales
68% - album sales in Japan


5. TWICE

(debuted 2015)


10.03 million copies sold in total

65% - domestic album sales
35% - album sales in Japan


6. Seventeen

(debuted 2015)

9.62 million copies sold in total

83% - domestic album sales
17% - album sales in Japan

7. SHINee
(debuted 2008)

7.82 million copies sold in total

72% - domestic album sales
28% - album sales in Japan


8. Super Junior

(debuted 2005)

7.46 million copies sold in total

79% - domestic album sales
21% - album sales in Japan

9. Girls' Generation
(debuted 2007)

6.51 million copies sold in total

60% - domestic album sales
40% - album sales in Japan


10. H.O.T
(debuted 1996)

6.06 million copies sold in total

100% - domestic album sales

0% - album sales in Japan



11. Big Bang
(debuted 2006)

5.77 million copies sold in total

70% - domestic album sales
30% - album sales in Japan


12. g.o.d
(debuted 1999)

5.17 million copies sold in total

100% - domestic album sales

0% - album sales in Japan



13. GOT7
(debuted 2014)

4.64 million copies sold in total

90% - domestic album sales
10% - album sales in Japan


14. KARA
(debuted 2007)

3.79 million copies sold in total

16% - domestic album sales
84% - album sales in Japan


15. Wanna One
(debuted 2017)

3.62 million copies sold in total

100% - domestic album sales



16. S.E.S
(debuted 1997)

3.58 million copies sold in total

99% - domestic album sales
1% - album sales in Japan


17. MONSTA X
(debuted 2015)

3.55 million copies sold in total

73% - domestic album sales
27% - album sales in Japan


18. BLACKPINK
(debuted 2016)

3.49 million copies sold in total

95% - domestic album sales
5% - album sales in Japan


19. Shinhwa
(debuted 1998)

3.43 million copies sold in total

100% - domestic album sales

0% - album sales in Japan



20. 2PM
(debuted 2008)

3.40 million copies sold in total

30% - domestic album sales
70% - album sales in Japan


21. IZ*ONE
(debuted 2018)

3.03 million copies sold in total

69% - domestic album sales
31% - album sales in Japan


22. TXT
(debuted 2019)

2.71 million copies sold in total

89% - domestic album sales
11% - album sales in Japan


23. INFINITE
(debuted 2010)

2.63 million copies sold in total

84% - domestic album sales
16% - album sales in Japan



24. Stray Kids
(debuted 2018)

2.51 million copies sold in total

96% - domestic album sales
4% - album sales in Japan



25. Sechskies
(debuted 1997)

2.48 million copies sold in total

100% - domestic album sales
0% - album sales in Japan

26. Red Velvet
(debuted 2014)

2.15 million copies sold in total

98% - domestic album sales
2% - album sales in Japan

  1. Big Bang
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. BTS
  4. EXO
  5. Girls' Generation
  6. g.o.d
  7. GOT7
  8. H.O.T
  9. INFINITE
  10. IZ*ONE
  11. KARA
  12. MONSTA X
  13. NCT
  14. Red Velvet
  15. Sechskies
  16. S.E.S
  17. Seventeen
  18. SHINee
  19. Shinhwa
  20. Stray Kids
  21. Super Junior
  22. TVXQ
  23. TWICE
  24. TXT
  25. Wanna One
  26. 2PM
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megamanx
megamanx1,246 pts Friday, August 20, 2021 24
Friday, August 20, 2021

7 of the top 10 are SM Entertainment groups. They know a thing or two about album sales.

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melon
melon2,297 pts Friday, August 20, 2021 3
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TVXQ seriously legends. When social media and internet wasn't as advance as now.

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