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On Top Of The K-Pop Industry, Companies With The Highest Sales This Year

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 11, 2021 05:55 AM EDT
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In 2021, the number of K-pop agencies who make up 90% of K-pop album sales this year so far total to sixteen.

With that being said, here are the agencies alongside their notable K-pop idols, best-selling albums released this year so far, and the approximate percentage from which their album sales contribute to 90% this year.

1. SM Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: NCT, EXO, Super Junior, Baekhyun, SHINee, Red Velvet, Wendy, aespa, U-Know, and Girls' Generation, to name a few

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Baekhyun's "Bambi" with 591.9k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 34.6%

2. HYBE

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: BTS and TXT

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Have not released an album yet

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 14.4%

3. YG Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: BLACKPINK, Rosé, TREASURE, WINNER, iKON, BIGBANG, and Akdong Musician

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Rosé "R" with 446.3k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 11.6%

4. KQ Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: ATEEZ

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: ATEEZ' "ZERO: FEVER Part.2" with 380.7k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 4.8%

5. Edam Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: IU

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: IU's "Lilac" with 344.0k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 4.1%

6. Cube Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: (G)I-DLE, PENTAGON, CLC, and BTOB

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: (G)I-DLE's "I Burn" with 207.9k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 3.5%

7. Starship Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: MONSTA X, Cosmic Girls, CRAVITY, and I.M

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Season 3. CRAVITY's "HIDEOUT: Be Our Voice" with 162.1k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 2.9%

8. JYP Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: TWICE, Stray Kids, DAY6, ITZY, and 2PM

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Have not released an album yet

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.9%

9. TOP Media

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: Kim Wooseok, UP10TION, and MCND

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Kim Wooseok's "Tasty" with 96.7k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.9%

10. Woollim Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: Golden Child, Rocket Punch, Lovelyz, INFINITE, and DRIPPIN

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Golden Child's "Yes" with 114.0k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.8%

11. RBW

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: MAMAMOO, PURPLE KISS, ONEWE, and ONEUS

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: ONEUS' "Devil" with 118.4k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.8%

12. Play M Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: Apink, VICTON, and Weeekly

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: VICTON's "Voice: The Future is Now" with 107.8k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.6%

13. WM Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: ONF, Oh My Girl, and B1A4

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: ONF: ONF's "My Name" with 76.2k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.4%

14. Dreamcatcher Company

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: Dreamcatcher

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Dreamcatcher's "Dystopia: Road to Utopia" Dreamcatcher with 126.6k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.4%

15. Yuehua Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: WOODZ, EVERGLOW, Cosmic Girls, and UNIQ

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: WOODZ' "Set" with 84.6k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.2%

16. Highline Entertainment

Notable K-Pop idols/Groups under the Agency: Wonho

Highest-selling K-pop album of 2021 by far: Wonho's "Love Synonym Pt.2: Right for Us" with 104.4k sales

Percentage of K-pop album sales in 2021: 1.2%

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