On August 27, Gaon Music Chart published an article listing all the groups who surpassed one million (or more) sold copies of physical albums to date.
The first category is “Over 10 Million Sales” which includes BTS – with 15,395,655 albums sold, their (and South Korea’s) best-selling album being Map of the Soul: Persona (3.2 million in less than a month) – and EXO, who sold a total of 11,951,102 physical albums, with every album since XOXO (2012) selling over 1 million copies, and made history as quintuple million sellers.
Next we have the top 10 groups who qualify for “Over 1 Million Sales“:
- Wanna One
- MONSTA X
- Red Velvet
Unfortunately, girl groups generally rank lower in album sales than boy groups – as only TWICE and Red Velvet have surpassed the one million mark – so Gaon also included a list of ten best-selling album by female artists, including GFRIEND, Apink, SNSD’s Taeyeon, BLACKPINK, and more.
Make sure to check out the full article on the link!
Is there anybody on Gaon’s list who surprised you with their physical sales?