Even though physical album sales might be seeing a decrease in lieu of digital forms of purchasing music, they still play a huge role in K-Pop industry sales.
Most often a K-Pop artist will, of course, make the most sales around the time that they drop a new album, but sometimes they continue to make an impressive amount even months after!
These 10 K-Pop artists have had the most physical album sales, calculated by Gaon, in the last month.
In the last month, despite not releasing an album since October 2, BLACKPINK has still sold 79.9k units!
VICTON released their latest album, Voice: The Future is Now, on January 11, and it has made the majority of the 90.0k album sales they’ve made in the last month.
Dreamcatcher’s latest album, Dystopia: Road to Utopia, was released on January 26, and makes up pretty much all of the 91.5k unit sales they’ve had in the last month.
Devil, ONEUS’s most recent album, came out on January 19, and it’s become their second best-selling release with about 98.0k total sales in the last month.
Rookie group CRAVITY has plenty to be proud of, with 112.3k album sales in the last month, most of which were copies of Season 3. HIDEOUT: Be Our Voice, released on January 19.
Iconic legend U-Know had a long-awaited comeback on January 18 with Noir, which made up pretty much all of the 138.2k he sold in the last month.
(G)I-DLE once again proved their dominance as a powerful young girl group with 159.3k sales in the last month after the release of I Burn on January 11.
Like BLACKPINK, BTS hasn’t had a release lately as BE came out back on November 20, 2020, but that didn’t stop this global powerhouse from making 213.6k album sales in the last month anyway!
TREASURE is easily one of the best-selling K-Pop groups that debuted in the last year, and after their latest album, The First Step: Treasure Effect, came out on January 11, they’ve sold 294.3k album units in the last month.
And finally, NCT had a major comeback in October and November 2020 with the release of the first and second parts of their Resonance album, and even though it’s been some time since the albums came out, they still sold 304.3k units in the last month!