SM Entertainment reported that the total number of album sales surpassed 17 million copies for 2021. According to the report, they released 25 albums last year, which recorded 15.043 million copies in sales. After adding the previous album sales of 2.578 million copies, they reported a total of 17.62 million copies in album sales as of December 31, 2021.
The numbers show that this was approximately double the number of sales from the previous year. It also proves the power of the content and the artists of SM Entertainment, who has continuously produced global K-Pop stars for the past 26 years.
Groups NCT, EXO, and Baekhyun also received million-seller titles and had all 25 albums released by SM rank on Gaon’s annual Top 100 Albums chart. It looks like SM has had another successful year in 2021!