List of best-selling artists in South Korea

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Overall records

The list of best-selling artists in South Korea, including all digital and physical sales, as reported by magazines or news websites.

100 million records or more

Rank Debut Artist Sales
1 2006 Big Bang 140 million[no citations needed here]

50 million records or more

Rank Debut Artist Sales
1 2008 IU 95.09 million
2 2007 Girls' Generation 94.73 million[1][2]
3 2010[a] Sistar 70.64 million
4 2009[a] 2NE1 66.58 million[1][2]
5 2009 T-ara 56 million
6 2012 Exo 50 million

20 million records or more

Rank Debut Artist Sales
1 2003 TVXQ 45.74 million
2 2007[a] Wonder Girls 35.47 million[1]
3 2009[a] 4Minute 34.83 million[1]
4 2007[a] Kara 34.33 million[1]
5 2010[a] Miss A 29.10 million
6 2009 After School 27.68 million
7 2006 G-Dragon 27.27 million
8 2006 Brown Eyed Girls 22.61 million
9 2011 Apink 22.57 million
10 2000 BoA 20 million[3]

Physical albums

The following numbers of the physical sales are based on total sales of the artists since debut, the combined data is a compilation from the charts established by the Korea Music Content Industry Association: the former MIAK chart, discontinued in 2008, and the Gaon Album Chart, released in 2010.

Best-selling artist (overall sales)

Rank Debut Artist Album, Single and DVD Sales
1 2012 Exo 12,920,692
2 2000 BoA 12,324,764
3 1996[a] H.O.T[b] 12,000,000[4]
4 1990 Shin Seung Hun 11,000,000[5]
5 1992 Kim Gun Mo 11,000,000
6 1998 Seo Taiji and Boys 7,200,000
7 2003[a] TVXQ 6,083,720
8 2007 Girls' Generation 5,037,007
9 1999 g.o.d 5,115,332
10 1997 Steve Seungjun Yoo 5,000,000
11 2013 BTS 4,918,272
12 2005 Super Junior 3,890,781
13 1997 S.E.S 3,596,059
14 1995 Turbo 3,370,422
15 2006 Big Bang 3,095,057
16 2002 Rain 2,647,501
17 2007[a] Kara 2,550,725
18 2008 Shinee 2,501,149
19 2010 JYJ 1,546,525

Notes

  • ^ Disbanded group.
  • ^ Figure refers to "records", not albums.
  • ^ It includes digital albums sales in China's three major music platforms and physical records sales in Japan for the group and sub-units and solo members.

See also

References

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