These Are The Top 15 Best-Selling K-Pop Debut Albums

Not all of the most popular groups these days debuted as such!

Oftentimes, K-Pop artists don’t sell a lot of albums right from debut, since they don’t yet have any fans to purchase what may or may not be a good album. This isn’t always the case, however, especially these days, with a lot of bigger companies really hyping up their new artists even before they debut! Many of the albums on this list are from more recent years (though not all of them), which is probably also because K-Pop has become more popular in general lately! These are the top 15 best-selling debut albums of K-Pop artists.

15. The Dream Chapter: Star by TXT

Total sales: 233.3k

Release date: March 4, 2019

Title song: “Crown”


Total sales: 263.2k

Release date: October 29, 2018

Title song: “La Vie en Rose”

13. 2 Cool 4 Skool by BTS

Total sales: 263.3k

Release date: June 12, 2013

Title song: “No More Dream” and “We Are Bulletproof Pt.2”

12. Lose Control by Lay

Total sales: 274.2k

Release date: October 28, 2016

Title song: “What U Need?” and “Lose Control”

11. Self-Portrait by Suho

Total sales: 289.7k

Release date: March 30, 2020

Title song: “Let’s Love”

10. Hey Mama! by EXO-CBX

Total sales: 293.3k

Release date: October 31, 2016

Title song: “Hey Mama!”

9. W, Here by NU’EST W

Total sales: 308.1k

Release date: October 10, 2017

Title song: “Where You At”

8. Square Up by BLACKPINK

Total sales: 313.5k

Release date: June 15, 2018

Title song: “DDU-DU DDU-DU”

7. NCT 2018 Empathy by NCT

Total sales: 387.5k

Release date: March 14, 2018

Title song: “Boss”, among others

6. What a Life by EXO-SC

Total sales: 412.0k

Release date: July 22, 2019

Title song: “What a Life”

5. Mama by EXO

Total sales: 499.0k

Release date:  April 9, 2012

Title song: “Mama”

4. Color On Me by Kang Daniel

Total sales: 500.1k

Release date: July 25, 2019

Title song: “What Are You Up To”

3. City Lights by Baekhyun

Total sales: 576.4k

Release date: July 10, 2019

Title song: “UN Village”

2. Quantum Leap by X1

Total sales: 654.2k

Release date: August 27, 2019

Title song: “Flash”

1. 1×1=1 (To Be One) by Wanna One

Total sales: 799.7k

Release date: August 7, 2017

Title song: “Energetic”