These Are The Top 10 Highest Album-Selling K-Pop Artists Each Year From 2013-2019

How have best-selling K-Pop artists changed over the years?

As recently as a couple years ago, it was rare for a K-Pop artist to break the 1 million mark in total album sales. These days, however, with the genre growing more popular globally, many of the top artists in K-Pop seem to be reaching this milestone, if not more than that! These are the top 10 K-Pop artists from each year since 2013 who had the most total album sales throughout their careers. Check out how they’ve changed over time!

2013

10. BEAST (484.9k album sales)

9. CNBlue (513.5k album sales)

8. G-Dragon (521.5k album sales)

7. BIGBANG (735.8k album sales)

6. TVXQ (764.1k album sales)

5. SHINee (791.9k album sales)

4. INFINITE (820.9k album sales)

3. Girls’ Generation (1.04 million album sales)

2. Super Junior (1.14 million album sales)

1. EXO (1.43 million album sales)

2014

10. CNBlue (630.8k album sales)

9. EXO-K (677.8k album sales)

8. BEAST (690.1k album sales)

7. BIGBANG (746.7k album sales)

6. SHINee (832.3k album sales)

5. TVXQ (1.11 million album sales)

4. INFINITE (1.11 million album sales)

3. Girls’ Generation (1.22 million album sales)

2. Super Junior (1.55 million album sales)

1. EXO (1.79 million album sales)

2015

10. VIXX (716.2k album sales)

9. BEAST (779.9k album sales)

8. BTS (852.7k album sales)

7. SHINee (1.10 million album sales)

6. BIGBANG (1.18 million album sales)

5. TVXQ (1.27 million album sales)

4. INFINITE (1.28 million album sales)

3. Girls’ Generation (1.45 million album sales)

2. Super Junior (1.83 million album sales)

1. EXO (3.58 million album sales)

2016

10. BEAST (857.2k album sales)

9. VIXX (1.05 million album sales)

8. TVXQ (1.27 million album sales)

7. BIGBANG (1.32 million album sales)

6. SHINee (1.36 million album sales)

5. INFINITE (1.41 million album sales)

4. Girl’s Generation (1.45 million album sales)

3. Super Junior (1.83 million album sales)

2. BTS (2.31 million album sales)

1. EXO (5.23 million album sales)

2017

10. Wanna One (1.37 million album sales)

9. INFINITE (1.41 million album sales)

8. BIGBANG (1.47 million album sales)

7. SEVENTEEN (1.51 million album sales)

6. GOT7 (1.56 million album sales)

5. Girls’ Generation (1.63 million album sales)

4. TWICE (1.81 million album sales)

3. Super Junior (2.12 million album sales)

2. BTS (5.03 million album sales)

1. EXO (7.41 million album sales)

2018

10. TVXQ (1.50 million album sales)

9. Girls’ Generation (1.63 million album sales)

8. SHINee (1.74 million album sales)

7. SEVENTEEN (2.20 million album sales)

6. Super Junior (2.41 million album sales)

5. GOT7 (2.41 million album sales)

4. TWICE (3.26 million album sales)

3. Wanna One (3.61 million album sales)

2. EXO (9.47 million album sales)

1. BTS (10.2 million album sales)

2019

10. Girls’ Generation (1.63 million album sales)

9. TVXW (1.68 million album sales)

8. SHINee (1.74 million album sales)

7. GOT7 (3.05 million album sales)

6. Super Junior (3.14 million album sales)

5. Wanna One (3.61 million album sales)

4. SEVENTEEN (3.66 million album sales)

3. TWICE (4.43 million album sales)

2. EXO (10.3 million album sales)

1. BTS (16.2 million album sales)

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