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These 18 K-Pop Companies Contribute To Almost 90% Of All Album Sales In 2021

Published on June 10, 2021
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The K-Pop industry has grown tremendously over the last several years, with many artists making their best sales ever in recent times. While there are many different companies that produce K-Pop music, however, there are only a select few that end up making big waves in the industry’s sales. The following 18 K-Pop entertainment companies have made up nearly 90% of all album sales in 2021 so far!

18. Play M Entertainment

Artists under this label: ApinkVICTONWeeekly

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Voice: The Future is Now by VICTON (107.8k sales); We Play by Weeekly (36.1k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.0%

17. Woollim Entertainment

Artists under this label: INFINITELovelyzGolden ChildRocket PunchDRIPPIN

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Yes. by Golden Child (114.0k sales); A Better Tomorrow by DRIPPIN (47.6k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.1%

16. BrandNew Music

Artists under this label: AB6IXMXMBDC

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Salute: A New Hope by AB6IX (71.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.1%

15. TOP Media

Artists under this label: MCNDUP10TIONKim WooseokTEEN TOP

Best-selling album(s) in 2021:  2nd Desire [Tasty] by Kim Wooseok; MCND Age by MCND (25.6k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.5%

14. Cube Entertainment

Artists under this label: BTOB(G)I-DLEPENTAGONCLC

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: I Burn by (G)I-DLE (207.9k sales); Love or Take by PENTAGON (112.8k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.0%

13. WM Entertainment

Artists under this label: OH MY GIRLONFB1A4

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Dear OhMyGirl by OH My Girl (78.0k sales); ONF: My Name by ONF (76.2k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.0%

12. Pledis Entertainment

Artists under this label: SEVENTEENNU’EST

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Romanticize by NU’EST (207.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.1%

11. RBW

Artists under this label: MAMAMOOONEUSONEWEPURPLE KISS

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Devil by ONEUS (118.4k sales); Redd by Wheein (72.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.1%

10. Starship Entertainment

Artists under this label: MONSTA XCosmic GirlsCRAVITYWonhoK.WillSoyou

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Season 3. Hideout: Be Our Voice by CRAVITY (176.5k sales); Love Synonym Pt.2: Right for Us by Wonho (104.4k sales); Unnatural by Cosmic Girls (92.0k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.2%

9. Konnect Entertainment

Artist under this label: Kang Daniel

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Yellow by Kang Daniel (318.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.5%

8. Edam Entertainment

Artist under this label: IU

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Lilac by IU (322.9k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.5%

7. Fantagio

Artists under this label: ASTROWeki MekiOng Seungwoo

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: All Yours by ASTRO (336.3k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.8%

6. KQ Entertainment

Artists under this label: ATEEZBlock B

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: ZERO: FEVER Part.2 by ATEEZ (389.3k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 3.0%

5. JYP Entertainment

Artists under this label: TWICEStray KidsITZYDAY62PM

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Guess Who? by ITZY (223.8k sales); The Book of Us: Negentropy by DAY6 (110.1k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 3.5%

4. BELIFT Lab

Artist under this label: ENHYPEN

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Border: Carnival by ENHYPEN (437.2k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 3.6%

3. YG Entertainment

Artists under this label: BLACKPINKTREASUREBIGBANGWINNERiKONAkdong Musician

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: R by Rosé (519.6k sales); The First Step: Treasure Effect by TREASURE (239.3k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 7.5%

2. Big Hit Music

Artists under this label: BTSTXT

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: BE (Essential Edition) by BTS (500k+ sales); The Chaos Chapter: Frozen by TXT (632.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 9.4%

1. SM Entertainment

Artists under this label: EXORed VelvetNCTSHINeeSuper JunioraespaGirls’ GenerationTVXQ

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Hot Sauce by NCT Dream (1.66 million sales); Bambi by Baekhyun (1.02 million sales); The Renaissance by Super Junior (455.5k sales); Don’t Call Me by SHINee (415.5k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 39.5%

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