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Rosé #1, IU Appears 7 Times, And More, Gaon’s Highest-Selling K-Pop Female Soloist

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 12, 2021 05:28 AM EDT
BLACKPINK's Rosé

Throughout the years, female K-pop soloists have achieved a steady amount of popularity both locally and internationally. With that, recently, Gaon's best-selling K-pop albums in the female category have been researched, and the list was filled with royalty.

It was noted that IU appeared 7 times, Taeyeon appeared 5 times, and BLACKPINK's Rosé made the number one spot even though she debuted only this year as a soloist.

Without further adieu, here is a list of the top-selling solo female K-pop albums of all time:

#1. "R" by BLACKPINK's Rosé 

Release date: March 12, 2021

Amount of copies sold since release: 521.7k copies

#2. "Lilac by" IU 

Release date: March 25, 2021 

Amount of copies sold since release: 336.3k copies

#3. "Love Poem" by IU 

Release date: November 18, 2019

Amount of copies sold since release: 238.2k copies

#4. "My Voice" by SNSD's Taeyeon 

Release date: February 28, 2017

Amount of copies sold since release: 225.4k copies

#5. "Purpose" by SNSD's Taeyeon 

Release date: October 28, 2019

Amount of copies sold since release: 171.9k copies

#6. "I" by SNSD's Taeyeon 

Release date: October 7, 2015

Amount of copies sold since release: 155.4k copies

#7. "Last Fantasy" by IU

Release date: November 29, 2011

Amount of copies sold since release: 129.4k copies

#8. "Palette" by IU 

Release date: April 21, 2017

Amount of copies sold since release: 120.4k copies

#9. "Why" by SNSD's Taeyeon 

Release date: June 28, 2016

Amount of copies sold since release: 117.9k copies

#10. "What Do I Call You" by SNSD's Taeyeon 

Release date: December 15, 2020

Amount of copies sold since release: 107.3k copies

#11. "Solo" by BLACKPINK's Jennie 

Release date: November 12, 2018

Amount of copies sold since release: 97.51k copies

#12. "Real" by IU 

Release date: December 9, 2010

Amount of copies sold since release: 92.74k copies

#13. "Spit It Out" by MAMAMOO's Solar 

Release date: April 23, 2020

Amount of copies sold since release: 84.95k copies

#14. "With Love, J" by SNSD's Jessica Jung 

Release date: May 17, 2016

Amount of copies sold since release: 80.78k copies

#15. "Dark Side of the Moon" by MAMAMOO's Moonbyul 

Release date: February 14, 2020

Amount of copies sold since release: 79.69k copies

#16. "Chat-Shire" by IU 

Release date: October 23, 2015

Amount of copies sold since release: 75.74k copies

#17. "A Flower Bookmark" by IU 

Release date: May 16, 2014

Amount of copies sold since release: 73.48k copies

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