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The Best Selling K-Pop Albums Of All Time, Find Out If Your Favorite Is On The List

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Mar 02, 2021 04:52 AM EST

The best way to measure a K-pop group's success and popularity is through their album sales.

In recent times, K-pop albums have been going off the shelves and selling for millions of copies. But there will always be albums that reach the top of the sales list.

Back in 2010, the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) released to the public the Gaon Music Chart, the job of which is to tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs or albums in South Korea. Since then, it has also been tracking sales.

In recent years, the Gaon Music Chart started to certify records for the K-pop album market, and currently, there are now tracked records on album sales. The list of which can be seen here. 

For this list, K-pop album sales from multiple album editions, such as repackaged versions and special editions, have been added to the list.

Here is the full list of the top 20 best selling K-Pop albums of all time:

#20 EXO's "XOXO" released in 2013 with 1.29 million sold 

#19 BLACKPINK's "The Album" released in 2020 with 1.33 million sold

#18 H.O.T.'s "I Yah!" released in 1999 with 1.38 million sold

#17 SEVENTEEN's "Haeng:garæ" released in 2020 with 1.41 million sold

#16 Wanna One's "1X1=1" released in 2017 with 1.45 million sold

#15 NCT 127's "Neo Zone" released in 2020 with 1.48 million sold

#14 H.O.T's "We Hate all Kinds of Violence" released in 1996 with 1.5 million sold

#13 H.O.T's "Wolf and Sheep" released in 1997 with 1.5 million sold

#12 EXO's "The War" released in 2017 with 1.67 million sold

#11 g.o.d.'s "Chapter 4: Road" released in 2001 with 1.73 million sold

#10 g.o.d's "Chapter 3: Lies" released in 2000 with 1.84 million sold

#9 EXO's "Don't Mess Up My Tempo" released in 2018 with 1.96 million sold

#8 BTS' "Love Yourself: Her" released in 2017 with 2.36 million sold

#7 BTS' "Love Yourself: Tear" released in 2018 with 2.37 million sold

#6 BTS' "Wings" released in 2016-2017 with 2.37 million sold

#5 NCT's "Resonance" released in 2020 with 2.7 million sold

#4 BTS' "BE" released in 2020 with 2.71 million sold

#3 BTS' "Love Yourself: Answer" released in 2018 with 2.74 million sold

#2 BTS' "Map of the Soul: Persona" released in 2019 with 3.94 million sold

#1 BTS' "Map of the Soul: 7" released in 2020 with 4.4 million sold

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