Gaon and Hanteo are both companies that record album sales (among other music charts) in the K-Pop industry, though they do so in different ways.
While Hanteo tracks actual sales just in certain stores, Gaon bases their data on album shipments, so in reality, the actual number of K-Pop album sales is probably somewhere between the two reported numbers.
Below are the 15 highest-selling K-Pop albums during April based on Gaon’s data. Even though they might not be the exact number of albums sold, it does show which of them had the highest demand.
15. ‘Unnatural’ – Cosmic Girls
Released on March 31, 2021, Unnatural sold 26.7k copies in the month of April, and has also sold around 92k in total!
14. ‘Mo’ Complete: Have A Dream’ – AB6IX
Mo’ Complete: Have A Dream, released on April 26, 2021, sold 29.0k copies in April, and has now sold 72.1k total as of the current date!
13. ‘Change’ – Kim Jaehwan
Kim Jaehwan’s most recent album, Change, was released on April 7, 2021, and sold around 34.0k copies in the month.
12. ‘The Book of Us: Negentropy – Chaos Swallowed Up in Love’ – DAY6
The Book of Us: Negentropy – Chaos Swallowed Up in Love, DAY6’s highly anticipated most recent album, came out on April 19, 2021, and in April sold 49.6k total copies. At the current time, it has now sold a total of 110.1k!
11. ‘Instinct Part.1’ – OnlyOneOf
Instinct Part.1, OnlyOneOf’s third mini-album released on April 8, 2021, sold 50.2k units in April and has now become their best-selling album with 57k total sales to date!
10. ‘Atlantis’ – SHINee
Atlantis, the repackaged version of SHINee’s long-awaited comeback album Don’t Call Me, was released on April 12, 2021 and made 54.7k sales in the month. Together with the original version of the album (which came out on February 22), it has sold 415.5k units total!
9. ‘Guess Who?’ – ITZY
ITZY’s most recent album, Guess Who, came out on April 30, 2021, and with just one day of the month sold 57.7k copies! It has now made around 232.6k total sales.
8. ‘Like Water’ – Wendy
Wendy’s long-awaited comeback and solo debut, Like Water, was released on April 5, 2021, and in April made 66.4k total sales. At the current time, it has now sold 146.6k copies!
7. ‘Be My Reason’ – Hwang Chiyeul
Hwang Chiyeul’s Be My Reason was released on April 2, 2021, and in that month made 81.7k sales. To date, it has now made 84.6k sales in total.
6. ‘Page’ – Kang Seungyoon
This member of WINNER made an impressive number of sales for his first solo album, Page, released on March 29, 2021. In April it made 88.6k sales, and in total it has reached 122.2k sales!
5. ‘All Yours’ – ASTRO
All Yours is ASTRO’s second full-length studio album, and came out on April 5, 2021. In April it sold 106.6k units, and to date, it has now made 359.0k sales!
4. ‘Romanticize’ – NU’EST
NU’EST’s second Korean language full-length album, Romanticize, came out on April 19, 2021 and sold 127.1k units in April, as well as 206.2k total as of today.
3. ‘Bambi’ – Baekhyun
Baekhyun has had an incredibly successful solo career, and his latest album released on March 30 this year, Bambi, made 190.7k sales in April. In total, however, it has reached a whopping 1.01 million sales!
2. ‘Border: Carnival’ – ENHYPEN
ENHYPEN proved once again that they’re a rookie group to be reckoned with when they released their second mini-album, Border: Carnival, on April 26, 2021. In April, it sold 281.5k total copies, and in total it has now made over 522.1k sales!
1. ‘Yellow’ – Kang Daniel
And finally, Kang Daniel’s newest record, Yellow, made an impressive amount of sales after its April 13, 2021 release date with 302.8k units sold in the month. Overall, it has now made 318.7k sales in total.