These are the 10 K-Pop Acts Who Sold Over 1 Million Physical Albums in 2020

These are the 10 K-Pop Acts Who Sold Over 1 Million Physical Albums in 2020

Here are 10 K-pop acts that were able to sell over 1 million physical albums in 2020, according to Gaon Chart.

2020 was a year of hot releases from K-pop's biggest musical acts. While many were successful, only a handful of artists were able to break over 1 million in physical albums.

Here are 10 K-pop acts that were able to sell over 1 million physical albums in 2020, according to Gaon Chart.

10. Stray Kids

Stray Kids were able to sell 1,016,120 physical albums in 2020. Stray Kids had numerous releases in 2020, including their first studio album, "Go Live." The mentioned album is Stray Kid's best-selling album, with "Go Live" debuting at the top of the weekly Gaon Album Chart. A repackaged version of "Go Live" was released titled "In Life."

9. Kim Ho Joong

Kim Ho Joong was able to sell 1,036,296 physical albums in 2020. Kim Ho Joong debuted back in 2013 but gained fame in 2020 following his appearance on TV Chosun's reality show "Mr. Trot." Following his rise in fame, Kim Ho Joong released two studio albums in 2020 - "We Are Family" and "The Classic Album."

8. EXO Baekhyun

Baekhyun was able to sell 1,040,564 physical albums in 2020. Baekhyun's most successful release was in 2020 with his second mini-album "Delight," which garnered over one million copies in sales. Baekyun is the first solo artist in South Korea to sell over a million copies of his album in 19 years.


TWICE was able to sell 1,244,713 physical albums in 2020. TWICE had two major Korean releases in 2020 - their mini-album "More & More" in June and their second studio album "Eyes Wide Open" in October. "More & More" saw huge success, selling over 500,000 copies in a month.


IZ*ONE was able to sell 1,506,673 physical albums in 2020. The Korean-Japanese girl group had three major releases in 2020. In Feb., they released their first studio album, "Bloom*Iz," which broke the record for the highest first-week sales on Hanteo for an album by a girl group at the time. Their second release, "Oneiric Diary," sold over 510,000 copies on the Gaon Album Chart. On Dec., IZ*ONE dropped "One-reeler / Act IV."

5. NCT 127

NCT 127 was able to sell 1,564,925 physical albums in 2020. In March 2020, NCT 127 release "Neo Zone." Within a month of its release, the album sold over 700,000 copies, making it their best-selling album. In May, they released "Neo Zone: The Final Round." The combined sales of these two albums exceeded 1.2 million copies sold.


BLACKPINK was able to sell 1,72

4,461 physical albums in 2020. In 2020, BLACKPINK released their first-ever full-length studio album titled "THE ALBUM." In less than a month after its release, BLACKPINK was named the first-ever million-selling Korean girl group, selling 1.2 million copies of "THE ALBUM."

3. NCT

NCT was able to sell 2,402,077 physical albums in 2020. In 2020, NCT as a whole did a project with all sub-units, 21 members, and two new member debuts. They release "NCT 2020 Resonance Pt.1" on Oct. 12, which garnered more than 1.1 million in pre-orders, making it NCT's first million-seller album. On Nov. 23, they released "NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 2."


SEVENTEEN was able to sell 2,722,291 physical albums in 2020. SEVENTEEN become a million-seller group with "Heng:garae," which was released on Jun. 22. The album sold over 1 million copies in under a week. Their second million-selling album was released on Oct. 19. "Semicolon" garnered more than one million copies were sold in pre-orders alone.

1. BTS

BTS was able to sell 9,332,212 physical albums in 2020. BTS is the only group to surpass 5 million physical album sales. BTS is currently South Korea's best-selling artist, with their 2020 release, "Map of the Soul: 7" being the best-selling album in South Korea. "Map of the Soul: 7" broke records, selling 4.1 million copies in just nine days after it was released.


"Lovesick Girls" By BLACKPINK Is The 1st Girl Group Song to Do This in Gaon Digital Chart

In particular, the single has achieved the longest record of being in the top 10 of the Gaon Digital Chart.

BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls" Enters the Gaon Digital Chart Top 10 for the Ninth Week of 2021

On March 4, Gaon Music Chart has updated its website to reveal the top K-pop songs and albums for the ninth week of 2021. Within the top 10 of the latest Gaon Digital chart, only one K-pop girl group song made it - and it is none other than BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls." The track earned a total of 14,440,175 digital points, claiming the No.7 position on the said Gaon chart.

BLACKPINK's latest song is the highest-ranking girl group song on the Gaon Digital Chart for the ninth week of this year. It is also the third highest-charting K-pop group song on the newest Gaon chart, bested by SHINee's "Don't Call Me" at No. 3 and BTS's "Dynamite" at No. 4.

BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls" Becomes First Girl Group Song to Rank this Long in the Gaon Digital Chart Top 10

Apart from being the only female group track within the top 10, "Lovesick Girls" by Rose, Jennie, Lisa, and Jisoo is also the first girl group song to spend 20 weeks within the top 10 of the Gaon Digital Chart. In addition, the single becomes the first YG artist song to do so. This makes BLACKPINK the first-ever female act and the first YG artist to achieve this feat.

The other singles by the new generation of K-pop girl groups that managed to stay the longest on the Gaon chart's top 10 are BLACKPINK's "DDU-DU DDU-DU" (2018) with 16 weeks, TWICE's "Cheer Up" (2016) with 15 weeks, BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" (2020) with 13 weeks, and MAMAMOO's "HIP" (2019) with 13 weeks as well.

On top of that, BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls" is also the longest-ranking girl group song within the top 10 of the Gaon Weekly Streaming chart. It has also spent a total of 20 weeks and still counting. The song is followed by TWICE's "Cheer Up" with 18 weeks and their other track "DDU-DU DDU-DU" with 15 weeks.

BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls" Achieves Most Digital Points for an Idol Girl Group on Gaon in 2021

Furthermore, the quartet is the female act with the most digital points on the Gaon chart this year, so far. "Lovesick Girls" has cumulative points of 117,990,567 as of Feb. 27, making the group in the lead. Sitting at No. 2 is (G)I-DLE's "HWAA" with cumulative points of 86,985,282, while Oh My Girl's "Dolphin" is at No. 3 with cumulative points of 70,745,563.

When it comes to the overall K-pop group, BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls" is in second place. The first one is BTS's "Dynamite" with 147,443,108 cumulative points, while the third one is another BTS song, "Life Goes On," with 95,802,620 cumulative points.

Congratulations to BLACKPINK!


10 Times BLACKPINK Surprised Fans With Their "No Makeup” Looks

When it comes to visuals, every BLACKPINK member is runway-ready! No matter if they wear heavy makeup with defined eyeliner, eyeshadow, and lipstick or more natural makeup that lets their skin be the star, they’re all gorgeous.

Since the latter is less common, each photo is precious. Check out some instances when BLACKPINK was almost bare faced below!

1. Jennie Eating Dumplings

She’s perfected the casual look. How can she look so effortlessly good?

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2. Jennie Posing In Front Of A Car

Her bare face is as pretty as her full-glam one.

3. Rosé Showing Off Her Blonde Hair

Her blush enhances her visuals.

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4. Rosé Receiving Gifts

You’ll have to look twice to notice her eyeliner and eyeshadow. The pictures' quality maybe poor but her visual is completely high.

5. Lisa Preparing For The Show

Her lips may not be that red all the time, but you wouldn’t detect it at first glance.

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6. Lisa Modeling With A BVLGARI Watch

Her skin is glowing like a real jewelry.

7. Jisoo Celebrating Christmas

She’s blemish-free! She may go for a minimal look but still manage to look like a goddess.

>>> See more: 5 Things Of BLACKPINK Jisoo That Make Her An Incredible Actress

8. Jisoo Being As Fresh As Flowers

Who’s prettier than flowers? It’s Jisoo!

9. Jisoo Spilling The Tea In THE SHOW Rehearsal

In Jennie’s second YouTube video entitled “THE SHOW VLOG”, Jisoo revealed their secret to looking fresh at all times.

"You might think we have a natural look on, but we are actually fully prepared for today."

— Jisoo

Some mascara, lipstick, and concealer go a long way in making them have a perfectly natural look!

10. Jennie Killing It In The “How You Like That” Encore Stage

Finally, fans were quick to notice when Jennie attended their Inkigayo encore stage devoid of most of the makeup she wore earlier. It was attractive how comfortable she was in her own skin!

No matter what they do or wear, BLACKPINK is stunning!