Collecting sales data from 2011 to 2021, The JoongAng calculated the top twenty K-Pop groups that sold the most albums in the past ten years. While only four girl groups made the list, here are the sixteen boy groups that also sold an impressive amount of albums.
16. TREASURE — 1,136,993
Gaining love from their survival show, YG Entertainment‘s rookie boy group TREASURE has kept fans wanting more as they improve with every release.
15. VIXX — 1,437,695
Not only has VIXX beat the seven-year curse by recently celebrating their tenth anniversary, but the group has also found success in their individual activities.
14. ASTRO — 1,521,622
Whether they’re acting, trying out new sub-units, or being their funny selves, the boys of ASTRO have kept fans interested with their fun music and lovable personalities.
13. NU’EST — 1,850,641
Although NU’EST disbanded when reaching ten years together, the group held a special place in fans’ hearts as they followed the group’s skyrocketing success.
12. ENHYPEN — 2,509,729
After also gaining love on a survival show, ENHYPEN has kept the momentum going with fresh comebacks that keeps fans coming back—along with new ones.
11. THE BOYZ — 2,552,987
After taking the crown on Road to Kingdom, IST Entertainment‘s THE BOYZ has gained a solid fanbase for their talents.
10. ATEEZ — 2,593,083
Like THE BOYZ, KQ Entertainment‘s ATEEZ also gained attention on Kingdom: Legendary War and caught the interest of even more fans eager for their unique concepts.
9. MONSTA X — 3,139,226
Between constantly putting out comebacks or touring the world, MONSTA X keeps fans on their toes and ready to support them.
8. TXT — 3,332,307
Although HYBE‘s group TXT has only reached their third year since debut, the group has become a force to be reckoned with for trying out concepts no one else could pull off.
7. Wanna One — 3,646,766
The project group from season two of Produce 101 was so popular that the group reunited in 2021 and even released a single that left fans thankful for gathering everyone together again.
6. GOT7 — 4,105,009
Even though the GOT7 members left JYP Entertainment and have been focusing on their individual activities, that hasn’t stopped the group from coming together for their fancon HOMECOMING with I GOT 7 and teasing their comeback.
5. Stray Kids — 4,562,267
After taking the crown on Kingdom: Legendary War, Stray Kids’ fame skyrocketed to even higher heights and welcomed fans who love their experimental and unique sound.
4. SEVENTEEN — 10,201,354
After renewing their contracts at the seven-year mark, SEVENTEEN has kept delivering music true to themselves that continues to resonate with millions of fans.
3. EXO — 14,443,618
With ten years under their belts, EXO has maintained a solid fanbase the entire time, cheering them on for every new venture and comeback.
2. NCT — 15,773,729
With NCT 127, WayV, and NCT Dream as fixed groups under the NCT umbrella, the group has so many different talents and personalities that there’s something for every fan.
1. BTS — 32,783,223
As one of the most well-known boy groups, BTS has such a far reach that millions upon millions of fans support them.