Here’s How K-Pop Girl Group Yearly Album Sales Have Skyrocketed From 2015 Until Now

No albums made 1+ million sales last year; this year, all of the top five did!

Many K-Pop fans believe that 2022 was the year for girl groups, and when you compare the top album sales of female artists to years in the past, it’s easy to see why! Less than a decade ago, the top-selling girl group albums rarely surpassed 100k sales. This year, all of the top five best-selling girl group albums made over one million total sales. Here’s a look at how the top five girl group album sales of each year have changed from 2015 until 2022, to see just how much their popularity is truly increasing!

2015

5. Dear Santa by Girls’ Generation-TTS

Total annual sales: 60.5k

4. 4 Walls by f(x)

Total annual sales: 75.6k

3. Party by Girls’ Generation

Total annual sales: 76.4k

2. Pink Memory by Apink

Total annual sales: 84.8k

1. Lion Heart by Girls’ Generation

Total annual sales: 145.0k

2016

5. LOL by GFRIEND

Total annual sales: 66.4k

4. Chrysalis by I.O.I

Total annual sales: 74.6k

3. Miss Me? by I.O.I

Total annual sales: 93.6k

2. Page Two by TWICE

Total annual sales: 179.5k

1. TWICEcoaster: Lane 1 by TWICE

Total annual sales: 350.9k

2017

5. Merry & Happy by TWICE

Total annual sales: 165.3k

4. Holiday Night by Girls’ Generation

Total annual sales: 167.6k

3. TWICEcoaster: Lane 2 by TWICE

Total annual sales: 277.7k

2. Signal by TWICE

Total annual sales: 285.3k

1. Twicetagram by TWICE

Total annual sales: 320.4k

2018

5. The Year of YES by TWICE

Total annual sales: 196.0k

4. Square Up by BLACKPINK

Total annual sales: 230.7k

3. Summer Nights by TWICE

Total annual sales: 314.4k

2. Yes or Yes by TWICE

Total annual sales: 325.8k

1. What Is Love? by TWICE

Total annual sales: 348.8k

2019

5. The ReVe Festival: Day 1 by Red Velvet

Total annual sales: 157.0k

4. HEART*IZ by IZ*ONE

Total annual sales: 255.5k

3. Kill This Love by BLACKPINK

Total annual sales: 324.6k

2. Fancy You by TWICE

Total annual sales: 394.4k

1. Feel Special by TWICE

Total annual sales: 413.5k

2020

5. BLOOM*IZ by IZ*ONE

Total annual sales: 465.3k

4. Eyes Wide Open by TWICE

Total annual sales: 479.9k

3. Oneiric Diary by IZ*ONE

Total annual sales: 515.5k

2. More & More by TWICE

Total annual sales: 573.4k

1. The Album by BLACKPINK

Total annual sales: 1.24 million

2021

5. Queendom by Red Velvet

Total annual sales: 363.6k

4. Crazy in Love by ITZY

Total annual sales: 500.1k

3. Taste of Love by TWICE

Total annual sales: 559.1k

2. Savage by aespa

Total annual sales: 574.4k

1. Formula of Love: O+T=<3 by TWICE

Total annual sales: 715.0k

2022

5. Checkmate by ITZY

Total annual sales: 1.03 million

4. Between 1&2 by TWICE

Total annual sales: 1.12 million

3. After LIKE by IVE

Total annual sales: 1.63 million

2. Girls by aespa

Total annual sales: 1.81 million

1. BORN PINK by BLACKPINK

Total annual sales: 2.57 million