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    DISCLAIMER (please read before going ahead):
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    I will try to keep this updated. You can also try to help by sending me receipts if you would like to. This focuses mainly on Korea and Japan since it's easier to obtain those data. I will try to update the US Sales as well but don't bank on it too much.

    As for my sources, they're mentioned at the bottom of this.

    I will keep things in spoilers to make it easier to organize and read for you. Any suggestions, please quote me and I'll try to adjust the OP/justify the OP.

    One thing to note as pointed out by another user. If you see discrepancies in the sales, please first check the Years Section. So for example, if there is a male group X debuted in 2004. But on the "Male Groups Sales" sheet, the sales number isn't updated, scroll to the "2004 Groups" Sheet and find your faves with the updated value.

    One such example is with BlackPink's sales for the album KTL. The "GG Sales" sheet doesn't have the updated sales, so go to the "2016 Groups" sheet and scroll down to "BlackPink" and it'll have the updated number of sales KTL has made.

    What this thread DOES NOT include?
    • Views - there are too many, if someone wants to contribute, be my guest
    • Similarly: Unique Listeners on streaming sites
    • RIAJ (yet) - I haven't found the time yet
    • Daily/Weekly Updates on ORICON/GAON/etc
    More Immediate Concerns (To add):
    • More Global Music Sales
    • ORICON Charts
    • Hanteo
      • First Week Sales
        • BGs
        • Male Soloists
    I'll probably do this when I have more free time.

    From now on, to make it easier to get information, I'll post a new update as a reply to this thread along with where to find it since this has become a little bit of a clusterfuck.


    Finally, it must be worth mentioning that it is difficult for me to obtain Oricon and US data so most of my updates will be on Korean Charts (HANTEO and GAON). If you have a legitimate source, please notify me. If you want to contribute, go ahead, I will credit you for that part.

    Having said that, fandom accounts are kind of frowned upon. Unless you can reconfirm with another that source, I will not be acknowledging that. For example, one of my sources is charts_k which is an ARMY account, but after reconfirming the numbers with other sources, I decided that it was a legitimate source.

    Fandom accounts are generally frowned upon because of the bias it may contain. I'd rather not have people point fingers at me saying I'm biased.

    How to help: DM me the source. Please don't reply to this thread because there is a likeliness that I may overlook it. I tend to reply to this thread very often with updates.


    Eventually, I'll put all the achievements in spreadsheets. Like "1st Day Sales" since they are for the most bit, immutable. I am just lazy just don't have that much time.


    Updated: July 15th, 2019

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    Updated: Dec 21st, 2019

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    NOTE: You should know that GAON Certification started in April 2018, so based on that some albums that have released earlier and have sold much better have not been eligible for certications since the Eligibility for albums or songs started after January 1st, 2018


    Updated: Dec 21st, 2019
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    Updated: Oct 3rd, 2019
    TWICE - DTNA has surpassed 1 Billion Digital Points

    Updated: Sept 19th, 2019

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    Updated: Dec 3

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    Updated: April 5th, 2020

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    Updated: April 5th, 2020

    BTS ------------------- Lights/Boy With Luv (2019) ------------------- 620,670
    BTS ------------------- FAKE LOVE/Airplane pt.2 (2018) ----------- 454,829
    BTS ------------------- MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow (2017) ------- 365,096
    TWICE --------------- Candy Pop (2018) ------------------------------- 265,758
    TWICE --------------- Wake Me Up (2018) ----------------------------- 262,658
    TVXQ! --------------- BREAK OUT! (2010) ----------------------------- 255,917
    SEVENTEEN ------ Happy Ending (2019) ---------------------------- 254,877
    TWICE --------------- HAPPY HAPPY (2019) ------------------------- 247,032
    BTS ------------------- 血、汗、涙 (2017) ------------------------------- 238,795
    TVXQ! ---------------- Why? (Keep Your Head Down) (2011) ----- 231,498

    Updated: April 5th, 2020

    BoA ---------- VALENTI (2003) --------------------------- 615,218
    BoA ---------- BEST OF SOUL (2005) ------------------ 489,067
    TVXQ! ------ BEST SELECTION 2010 (2010) ------- 412,861
    BoA ---------- LOVE & HONESTY (2004) ------------- 296,781
    BTS ---------- FACE YOURSELF (2018) -------------- 282,032
    KARA -------- Super Girl (2011) ------------------------- 275,206
    TVXQ! ------- TIME (2013) -------------------------------- 243,827
    TVXQ! ------- WITH (2014) -------------------------------- 233,216
    SNSD -------- Girls’ Generation (2011) ----------------- 231,553
    BoA ----------- LISTEN TO MY HEART (2002) -------- 230,590

    TWICE ---------- Candy Pop ------------- 265,758
    TWICE ---------- Wake Me Up ----------- 262,658
    TWICE ---------- HAPPY HAPPY ------- 247,032
    TWICE ---------- Breakthrough ----------- 229,326
    IZ*ONE ---------- 好きと言わせたい----- 221,640
    IZ*ONE ---------- Buenos Aires ---------- 215,760
    TWICE ----------- One More Time ------- 205,595
    IZ*ONE ----------- Vampire ----------------- 205,032

    Updated: July 9th, 2019

    1. #TVXQ — 9,889,000+
    2. #BoA — 8,127,000+
    3. #BTS — 3,942,000+
    4. #KARA — 3,877,000+
    5. #SNSD — 3,671,000+
    6. #TWICE — 2,803,000+
    7. #BIGBANG — 2,486,000+
    8. #SHINee — 2,163,000+

    Counting K-releases+J-releases on Oricon.

    1. #KARA -----------<Super Girl> ----------- 275,206
    2. #SNSD ----------<Girls’ Generation>--- 231,553
    3. #TWICE ----------<#TWICE2> ------------ 200,846
    4. #TWICE ----------<BDZ> ------------------ 181,069
    5. #TWICE ----------<#TWICE> ------------- 130,594
    6. #SNSD -----------<Love & Peace>------ 129,255
    7. #TWICE -----------<&TWICE> ------------ 124,197

    1. #TWICE ------------------ <#TWICE2> ------------ 95,825
    2. #TWICE ------------------ <BDZ> ------------------- 89,721
    3. #TWICE ------------------<&TWICE> ------------- 80,563
    4. #GirlsGeneration ------- <Girls’ Generation> -- 73,583
    5. #KARA -------------------- <Super Girl> ----------- 73,076
    6. #TWICE ------------------- <#TWICE> ------------- 46,871

    Updated: July 10th, 2019

    1. TWICE: #TWICE2
    2. GOT7: I WON'T LET YOU GO
    3. NCT 127: Awaken
    4. SF9: Illuminate
    5. Oh My Girl: Oh My Girl Japan Debut Album
    6. Taeyeon: VOICE
    7. Yesung: STORY
    8. Boyfriend: Bouquet
    9. ASTRO: Venus
    10. Jus2: FOCUS - Japan Edition

    1. BTS: Map of the Soul: Persona
    2. TWICE: FANCY YOU
    3. ASTRO: All Light
    4. IZ*ONE: HEART*IZ
    5. UP10TION: Laberinto
    6. 100%: RE:tro
    7. Lovelyz: Sanctuary
    8. TWICE: The year of YES
    9. MONSTA X: WE ARE HERE
    10. TXT: STAR

    1. MONSTA X: Shoot Out
    2. MONSTA X: Alligator
    3. SNUPER: Weekend Secret
    4. PENTAGON: COSMO
    5. IZ*ONE: Suki to Iwasetai
    6. Park Bo Gum: Bloomin'
    7. Jun: Phenomenal World
    8. MAMAMOO: Wind Flower - Japanese version
    9. DreamCatcher: PIRI - Fue wo Fuke - Japanese version
    10. ONEWE: Reminisce about All

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    2NE1 -------------------------------- 1 album --------------- (Peak #61)

    BIGBANG -------------------------- 2 albums -------------- (Peak #150)
    |-----G-Dragon --------------------- 3 albums -------------- (Peak #161)
    |-----Taeyang ----------------------- 1 album --------------- (Peak #112)

    BLACKPINK ----------------------- 2 albums ------------ (Peak #24)

    BoA ---------------------------------- 1 album ---------------- (Peak #127)

    BTS ---------------------------------- 10 albums ----------- (Peak #1 for 3 albums)
    |----- RM ----------------------------- 1 album -------------- (Peak #26)
    |----- JHOPE ------------------------ 1 album -------------- (Peak #38)

    EXO ---------------------------------- 3 albums ------------- (Peak #23)
    |-----EXO-K ------------------------- 1 album --------------- (Peak #129)

    Girls Generation ------------------ 1 album --------------- (Peak #110)
    |-----Girl Generation - TTS ----- 1 album --------------- (Peak #126)

    Jonghyun --------------------------- 1 album -------------- (Peak #177)

    NCT 127 ---------------------------- 2 albums ------------ (Peak #11)

    Pinkfong ---------------------------- 1 album -------------- (Peak #100)

    SuperM ----------------------------- 1 album --------------- (Peak #1)

    TXT ---------------------------------- 1 album -------------- (Peak #140)

    1. "LOVE YOURSELF: Answer" —--------------------- 51 weeks.
    2. "LOVE YOURSELF: Her" —-------------------------- 44 weeks.
    3. "MAP OF THE SOUL: Persona" —----------------- 23 weeks.
    4. "LOVE YOURSELF: Tear" —------------------------- 15 weeks.
    5. "Pinkfong Presents: The Best of Baby Shark" — 8 weeks.

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    Updated: March 1st, 2020

    #1 The Monkees -------- (1 year, 21 days)
    #2 The Beatles ---------- (1 year, 5 months)
    #3 BTS -------------------- (1 year, 9 months)

    BLACKPINK ------ 3 songs ------------ (Peak #41)
    BTS ----------------- 7 songs ------------ (Peak #8)
    |----JHOPE -------- 1 song -------------- (Peak #81)
    CL ------------------- 2 songs ------------ (Peak #94)
    Pinkfong ----------- 1 song -------------- (Peak #32)
    PSY ----------------- 4 songs ------------ (Peak #2)
    Wonder Girls ------ 1 song ------------- (Peak #76)

    1. "Gangnam Style" —------- 31 weeks
    2. "Baby Shark" —------------ 20 weeks.
    3. "Gentleman" —------------- 15 weeks.
    4. "Mic Drop" —---------------- 10 weeks.
    5. "Boy With Luv" —---------- 8 weeks.

    Updated: March 1st, 2020

    #1 Map Of The Soul: 7 ----------- 422k
    #2 Happiness Begins ------------- 414k
    #3 WATTBA ------------------------- 375k
    #4 Come Tomorrow --------------- 292k
    #5 Hardwired... --------------------- 291k
    #6 Fear Inoculum ------------------ 270k
    #7 DNA ------------------------------- 234k
    #8 Wilder Mind --------------------- 231k
    #9 ASIB ------------------------------ 231k
    #10 Delta ---------------------------- 230k
    #11 MOTS: Persona -------------- 230k

    BTS - MOTS: Persona on 39th highest ever

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    RIAA Certification Levels:
    Singles
    One Digital unit consists of:
    1. A permanent digital download counts as 1 Unit
    2. 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams count as 1 Unit
    Levels
    • Gold when it ships 500,000 copies
    • Platinum when it ships 1,000,000 copies
    • Multi-Platinum when it ships at least 2,000,000 copies
    Albums

    One Album unit consists of:
    1. One digital or physical album sold or shipped;
    2. 10 tracks from the album downloaded;
    3. 1,500 on-demand audio or video streams of songs from the album.
    Levels:
    • 500,000 units: Gold album
    • 1,000,000 units: Platinum album
    • 2,000,000+ units: Multi-Platinum album
    • 10,000,000 units: Diamond album
    Updated: Jan 23rd, 2020

    BLACKPINK | DDU-DU DDU-DU--| GOLD
    PSY------------| Gangnam Style------| Platinum
    BTS------------| DNA---------------------| Gold
    BTS------------| Fake Love-------------| Gold
    BTS------------| Idol----------------------| Platinum
    BTS------------| Mic Drop---------------| Platinum
    BTS------------| Boy With Luv---------| Platinum

    BTS | LOVE YOURSELF: ANSWER----| PLATINUM
    BTS | MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA | Gold



    SOURCES:
    @koreansales_twt
    @kchartsandstats
    @kchartsmaster
    @kchartsofficial
    @kmusicfacts
    @Charts_k (which I know is BTS news related so I'll sift out the more biased parts and get the unbiased reports)
    @girlgroupsales
    @chartdata
    @ThePopHub
    @AutomodeV
    @chartcrave
    Nielsen Music Charts
    https://koreansalestwt.blogspot.com/

    (If you know other's please @ me and I'll try to regularly update this thread)
     
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    Thank you for your vote of confidence!! But my thread generally flops so :(
     
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    Literally the first time I've seen someone use this cutie LOL
     
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    It was interesting especially to see information about albums by what I consider underrated groups (although I don't actually follow BGs or GGs). If or when you see similar information about soloists' sales, please do post about it here - my sole bias is a non-group soloist.
     
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    Oh yeah for sure! I'll try to post often regarding sales!
     
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    I will ensure that this doesn't flop. Receipts galore here
     
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    And then, bts will have top 3 album..
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    I always get surprised when i see BTS numbers, so amazing, also, i don't know why you say your threads usually flops, they are always high quality content.:yesr:.

    The amount of work that must have taken to gather all the data and organize it.:sweatr:.

    Good job!
     

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