On October 6, BLACKPINK‘s ‘THE ALBUM’ was officially released. Since this is a highly anticipated album of the 4 YG girls, it surpassed 1 million pre-orders – the highest pre-order number ever recorded for a K-Pop girl group. And now, the album made history again with its massive first-day sales.

Specifically, Hanteo Chart confirmed that on the first day of its release, ‘THE ALBUM’ had sold 590,000 copies. With this, BLACKPINK not only set a new record for K-Pop girl group in terms of first-day album sales, but also beat the achievements of many other male artists.

The top 20 albums of Korean artists with the highest first-day sales of all time, therefore, has had a big change. Let’s take a look at this recently updated list.

Note:

  • Hanteo’s figures show the actual number of copies sold (already shipped to the buyer).
  • Figures are as of October 6, 2020.

No.20: NCT 127 – NEO ZONE

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 184,791 copies

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No.19: KANG DANIEL – MAGENTA

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 192,278 copies

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No.18: NCT 127 – NEO ZONE: THE FINAL ROUND

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 207,920 copies

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No.17: BTS – LOVE YOURSELF: ANSWER

Release year: 2018

Sales on the first day of its release: 226,027 copies

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No.16: EXO – THE WAR

Release year: 2017

Sales on the first day of its release: 227,231 copies

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No.15: BAEKHYUN (EXO) – CITY LIGHTS

Release year: 2019

Sales on the first day of its release: 267,175 copies

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No.14: X1 – QUANTUM LEAP

Release year: 2019

Sales on the first day of its release: 268,008 copies

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No.13: EXO SC – 1 BILLION VIEWS

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 269,001 copies

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No.12: EXO – OBSESSION

Release year: 2019

Sales on the first day of its release: 9,801 copies

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No.11: TWICE – MORE & MORE

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 274,472 copies

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No.10: KANG DANIEL – COLOR ON ME

Release year: 2019

Sales on the first day of its release: 342,218 copies

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No.9: NCT DREAM – RELOAD

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 374,165 copies

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No.8: EXO – DON’T MESS UP MY TEMPO

Release year: 2018

Sales on the first day of its release: 404,721 copies

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No.7: KIM HO JOONG – MY FAMILY

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 419,274 copies

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No.6: BTS – LOVE YOURSELF: HER

Release year: 2017

Sales on the first day of its release: 450,659 copies

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No.5: SEVENTEEN – HENG: GARAE

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 462,003 copies

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No.4: BLACKPINK – THE ALBUM

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 590,000 copies

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No.3: BAEKHYUN (EXO) – DELIGHT

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 626,779 copies

No.2: BTS – MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA

Release year: 2019

Sales on the first day of its release: 1,479,930 copies

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No.1: BTS – MAP OF THE SOUL: 7

Release year: 2020

Sales on the first day of its release: 2,653,050 copies

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As seen on the list:

  • BTS is the Korean artist with the highest first-day album sales.
  • BTS is the first and only Korean artist to surpass 1 million copies in just the first day of release.
  • BLACKPINK is the K-Pop girl group with the highest album sales on the first day of release.
  • BLACKPINK is the only female artist to enter the top 10 of this list.
  • Baekhyun (EXO) is the solo artist with the highest first-day album sales.
  • BTS, BLACKPINK and Baekhyun (EXO) are the only 3 Korean artists who surpassed 500,000 copies sold on the first day of release.
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Whose achievement are you most impressed with? In your opinion, in the upcoming comeback, will there be anyone who can enter this list? Please share with us.