is Baekhyun causing a revolution in soloists physical sales?

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  1. Baekhyun_Anggeul

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    Baekhyun’s ‘City Lights’
    First-week sales: 380k copies
    Gaon Monthly (as August 2019): 518,562 copies (550,832 with khino)


    [Theqoo] Baekhyun's albums was released in July but has sold more than 500k copies

    - Baekhyun's album has been sold well. His total sales now are amazing as well. I think he will keep selling well until the end of the year.

    - Baekhyun has been selling well.

    - Baekhyun's songs are cool and they are really my type.

    - I didn't like it when I heard Baekhyun's song title at first, but I got addicted to it and I keep listening to it.

    - Baekhyun's songs are really cool and the quality is good.

    - Hannamdong UN Village.

    - Baekhyun's album is a masterpiece.

    - I thought the title 'UN Village' sounded crazy at first. But now it gets more addictive.

    - When I first listened to Baekhyun's song, I was like 'not my style'. But it sounds chilly and I started liking the song late, so I'm listening to it recently.

    - I listened to 'UN Village' then bought the album after that. It's good though.

    - I just started listening to the album a few days ago and I bought the album. All the songs are my style.

    - Baekhyun's songs are very good.

    - I just started liking Baekhyun's songs lately, so I'm listening to them now.

    - Baekhyun's is a masterpiece. I also wait for his 2nd album.


    c: knetsonbaekhyun



    In this digital era, selling 150k~200k albums was considered "monster level" for both idol and non-idol soloists. But since Baekhyun's solo debut with CITY LIGHTS, solo albums rise to a new peak with his 500k.

    Can we expect all idol soloists to rise in the physical sales department from now on? Will the competition become more intense?


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    I don't think it'll be as common, but I think it'll happen more often. A lot of akgaes would rather support a solo than a group release.
     
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    i think fans of other solo idols will try to catch up and buy more than they usually do. so i expect their sales to rise.
     
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    True but I think there are a limited amount of soloists who can do that. Baekhyun, Kang Daniel and BTS members. I can't think of any potential soloist who could sell this much. Maybe one of the X1 members eventually, but we won't get their solos until 2022 at the earliest...
     
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    Of course. EXO revived the dead album market after 12 years. Now soloist Baekhyun is revolutionizing solo album sales. It’s what kings do.
     
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    His sales keep increasing pretty well
    GIVE HIM A COMEBACK ALREADY SM U FUCKERS
     
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    Both him and Taeyeon respectively are the Queen and King of solo artists sales :yesr:
     
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    That's what we call "Khaebsong!"

    Yes, he is a revolution for solo sales.
     
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    How is it a revolution? GD's last album sold something like 2M. (80% from China or something like that).

    Idols from massive groups will always benefit from their group's fandom, especially male ones.
     
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    People have seem to forgotten someone named Gdragon lately... I suppose that will change soon enough.
     
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    No it is not a revolution. Those that will sell well will sell regardless of how much Baekhyun sells.
     
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    you seem to be confusing digital with actual physical album sales. GD didn't sell 2M physical albums.
     
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    I mean, if you wanna call USB sticks digital. Either way my point stands, esp when Kang Daniel is selling the same.
     
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    It has nothing to do with it being a UBS stick or any other form of physical album. GD didn't sell 2M USB, he only sold 123,179 (USB stick/physical album/whatever you want to call it).

    China's sales are from QQ, Kugou and Kuwo which are music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple music, Melon, Genie, etc.

    This thread is about physical sales (i didn't add sales from streaming platforms because that's called "digital sales", it's a different medium). You can check physical sales (or USB stick sales) in either Gaon Album Chart or Hanteo chart.
     
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    He hinted his next comeback will be next year in spring ... :eek:
     
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    Baekhyun is the revolution, Exo start something new or revive something that had died with every achievement they get, legends only!
     
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    I just want a full album for his first comeback :(
     
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    i want 2 MVs, like some soloists make a MV for a bside track or for a pre-release or both.
     
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    1.) Solo female artist were selling 400,000 ~ 600,000 per album in the first generation. The men selling 1,000,000 ~ 3,000,000.

    2.) G-Dragon/TVXQ/SHINEE/2PM members were selling 100,000 ~ 200,000 for their albums before Baekhyun went solo.

    3.) The solo female album era is still the same. No women are passing 150K still even though its been around 15+ years. Excluding repackages combined with another album.

    4.) The reason it may look like a rise is due to the fact the W1 memebers went solo around the same time Baekhyun did. Had nothing to do with Baekhyun. It took EXO and BTS years to raise physicals for BG's it wont take Baekhyun 2 months lmao.
     
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    did you read my OP? i clearly mentioned "in this digital era". i know 1st gen were selling a lot albums, they are not the "digital era". i also mentioned that before Baekhyun's solo happened the current era soloists did reach 150-200k.
     
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