While there are some girl groups that entered this list with great releases in 2021, there are also several top-selling girl groups that had their last release in 2020, or even 2019 for one artist.
Here are the 10 best-selling K-Pop girl groups of the year so far.
Weeekly has done quite well as a rookie girl group so early in their career! Their latest album, We Play, was released on March 17 this year, and it contributed to most of their 38.0k total sales in 2021 to date.
9. Red Velvet
Red Velvet hasn’t released an album in well over a year, so the fact that they still made it onto #9 on this list just shows how loved and popular they are! So far in 2021, they’ve sold a total of 39.3k album copies.
8. Oh My Girl
Like Red Velvet, Oh My Girl also hasn’t released an album yet in 2021 — their most recent, Nonstop, came out in April 2020 — but they still made it to #8 on this chart with 47.2k album sales in the year thus far!
STAYC is another rookie girl group that has made quite a successful comeback. They recently came out with their latest album, Staydom, on April 8, and between (mostly) it and their debut album Star to a Young Culture, they’ve sold 58.8k albums in 2021.
6. Cosmic Girls
Cosmic Girls is a group that seems to be taking off quite a bit lately! Their album sales have, for the most part, increased steadily since their debut in 2016, and their 2021 album, Unnatural, makes up most of their 92.0k sales of the year so far.
Dreamcatcher has also seen a rise in their popularity over the last couple of years! Their Dystopia: Road to Utopia album, released on January 26, 2021, has been their best-selling yet, and contributes largely to their 129.6k album sales of the year.
TWICE is another group that hasn’t come out with a new album in 2021, but that hasn’t stopped them from being the fourth best-selling girl group of the year so far! With all of the sales of past albums combined, they have sold 134.8k total units in 2021.
Once again, though BLACKPINK hasn’t dropped any new album since they released The Album back in October of last year, their popularity is no joke. In 2021 so far, they’ve made 182.2k total album sales.
(G)I-DLE has become one of the most successful girl groups of the current generation of K-Pop, and deservedly so! With the release of their latest album, I Burn, on January 11, 2021, they’ve made 213.6k total album sales in the year between it and other lower-selling past albums.
And finally, ITZY’s more than proven that they’re a group to be reckoned with in the K-Pop industry. Their album Guess Who? released on April 30 made up the majority of their 257.9k sales so far in the year.