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Over Two-Thirds Of All 2021 Album Sales Are Made Up By These 19 K-Pop Artists

Published on June 9, 2021
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With K-Pop becoming more popular each year, both in Korea and internationally, album sales are increasing and many artists and companies are making more money than they ever have before. There are some, however, who have risen above the rest in terms of how many sales they’ve made so far in the year, and in fact, just 19 out of hundreds of K-Pop artists have contributed to over two-thirds of all sales so far this year! Here are those artists, and the percentage of sales they’ve made for total album sales in 2021.

19. NCT 127

NCT 127 hasn’t released any new albums yet in 2021, but in total, they’ve contributed to 1.4% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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18. U-Know (TVXQ)

U-Know’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Noir, and in total, he’s contributed to 1.5% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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17. ONEUS

ONEUS’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Devil, and in total, they’ve contributed to 1.5% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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16. NU’EST

NU’EST’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Romanticize, and in total, they’ve contributed to 1.6% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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15. ITZY

ITZY’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Guess Who?, and in total, they’ve contributed to 1.8% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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14. TREASURE

TREASURE’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is The First Step: Treasure Effect, and in total, they’ve contributed to 1.9% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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13. WayV

WayV’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Kick Back, and in total, they’ve contributed to 2.2% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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12. SHINee

SHINee’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Don’t Call Me, and in total, they’ve contributed to 2.2% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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11. Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Yellow, and in total, he’s contributed to 2.5% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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10. Super Junior

Super Junior’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is The Renaissance, and in total, they’ve contributed to 2.6% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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9. IU

IU’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Lilac, and in total, she’s contributed to 2.6% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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8. ASTRO

ASTRO’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is All Yours, and in total, they’ve contributed to 2.8% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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7. ATEEZ

ATEEZ’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is ZERO: FEVER Part.2, and in total, they’ve contributed to 3.0% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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6. NCT

NCT hasn’t released any new albums yet in 2021, but in total, they’ve contributed to 3.2% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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5. ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Border: Carnival, and in total, they’ve contributed to 3.6% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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4. Rosé

Rosé’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is R, and in total, she’s contributed to 4.0% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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3. Baekhyun (EXO)

Baekhyun’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Bambi, and in total, he’s contributed to 8.1% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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2. BTS

BTS’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is BE (Essential Edition), and in total, they’ve contributed to 8.3% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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1. NCT Dream

NCT Dream’s best-selling album so far in 2021 is Hot Sauce, and in total, they’ve contributed to 14.3% of all K-Pop album sales in the year!

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