2015 K-Pop Idol Album Sales Rankings Revealed

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News outlet Top Star News has revealed the 2015 album sales rankings according to Gaon Chart. They combined group, solo, and unit group albums sales. Then they compiled a list of the 26 top selling artists.

Did your favorite group or artist make the cut?

In first place comes EXO with a staggering 1,205,657 albums sold at the time this list was created. The large number of sales reflects the great size of their fandom.

BIGBANG comes in second with 423,341 albums sold. Third place goes to BTS who sold 343,928 albums. This number is an amazing feat considering that this group is newer than many others on the list. Looks like their popularity is rapidly increasing!

Meanwhile, SHINee combined with Jonghyun’s solo debut album sold 334,586 albums and reached fourth place. Rounding out the top five is Super Junior combined with Donghae and Eunhyuk’s unit group album. They sold 333,091 albums.

Check out the full list of the top 26 album sales rankings for 2015 below:

1. EXO (1,205,657)

2. BIGBANG (423,341)

3. BTS ( 343,928)

4. SHINee + Jonghyun (334,586)

5. Super Junior + Donghae & Eunhyuk (333,091)

6. Girls’ Generation + Taeyeon (327,624)

7. VIXX + VIXX LR (271,823)

8. INFINITE + Sunggyu (267,862)

9. CNBLUE + Jung Yong Hwa (199,263)

10. GOT7 (176,447)

11. SEVENTEEN (166,434)

12. TVXQ (151,707)

13. JYJ’s Junsu (127,829)

14. Red Velvet (93,044)

15. BTOB (92,749)

16. BEAST (87,224)

17. iKON (85,671)

18. A Pink (83,109)

19. B.A.P (80,953)

20. f(x) (73,753)

21. B1A4 (66,472)

22. 2PM (62,514)

23. Teen Top (58,424)

24. Shinhwa (57,767)

25. MONSTA X (50,319)

26. FTISLAND (47,659)

Please keep in mind this list only includes album sales. Rankings concerning digital sales will likely yield somewhat different results. As 2015 is not technically over yet, these numbers are likely to change in certain increments (especially for artists who are currently promoting).

What are your thoughts on this ranking? How did your favorite artist do?

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