Over the years, best-selling K-Pop artists change from certain groups to others, with each generation of the music genre selling more albums overall than the last.

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IZ*ONE’s Sakura

Despite how many artists there are in the K-Pop industry, there’s usually only a small number that makes up the majority of all album sales, and that has been the case for the last eight years or so.

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TWICE’s Nayeon

Here are the 16 best-selling K-Pop girl groups since 2012, which make up 95% of all total girl group album sales in that time!

16. Weki Meki

Weki Meki debuted on August 8, 2017, and since then, they have sold about 161.2k albums in total, which makes up 0.7% of the total! Their best-selling album is Weme, with the title song “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend”, with 49.5k sales.

15. fromis_9

fromis_9 debuted on January 24, 2018, and since then, they have sold about 207.3k albums in total, which makes up 0.9% of the total! Their best-selling album is Fun Factory, with the title song “Fun!”, with 61.3k sales.

14. I.O.I

I.O.I debuted on May 4, 2016, and since then, they have sold about 276.4k albums in total, which makes up 1.2% of the total! Their best-selling album is Miss Me?, with the title song “Very Very Very”, with 106.4k sales.

13. LOONA

LOONA debuted on August 20, 2018, and since then, they have sold about 299.4k albums in total, which makes up 1.3% of the total! Their best-selling album is [12:00], with the title song “Why Not?”, with 114.5k sales.

12. Oh My Girl

Oh My Girl debuted on April 20, 2015, and since then, they have sold about 345.5k albums in total, which makes up 1.5% of the total! Their best-selling album is Nonstop, with the title song “Nonstop”, with 52.1k sales.

11. Lovelyz

Lovelyz debuted on November 17, 2014, and since then, they have sold about 391.5k albums in total, which makes up 1.7% of the total! Their best-selling album is Once Upon a Time, with the title song “Beautiful Days”, with 54.4k sales.

10. Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher debuted on September 18, 2014, and since then, they have sold about 437.6k albums in total, which makes up 1.9% of the total! Their best-selling album is Dystopia: Lose Myself, with the title song “BOCA”, with 101.7k sales.

9. ITZY

ITZY debuted on February 12, 2019, and since then, they have sold about 529.7k albums in total, which makes up 2.3% of the total! Their best-selling album is Not Shy, with the title song “Not Shy”, with 219.0k sales.

8. (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE debuted on May 2, 2018, and since then, they have sold about 551.8k albums in total, which makes up 2.4% of the total! Their best-selling album is I Burn, with the title song “HWAA”, with 159.3k sales.

7. Cosmic Girls

Comic Girls debuted on February 25, 2016, and since then, they have sold about 563.9k albums in total, which makes up 2.4% of the total! Their best-selling album is Neverland, with the title song “Butterfly”, with 105.1k sales.

6. MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO debuted on June 18, 2014, and since then, they have sold about 843.5k albums in total, which makes up 3.7% of the total! Their best-selling album is Travel, with the title song “AYA”, with 169.9k sales.

5. GFRIEND

GFRIEND debuted on January 15, 2015, and since then, they have sold about 983.1k albums in total, which makes up 4.3% of the total! Their best-selling album is Time for Us, with the title song “Sunrise”, with 96.0k sales.

4. Red Velvet

Red Velvet debuted on August 1, 2014, and since then, they have sold about 1.57 million albums in total, which makes up 6.8% of the total! Their best-selling album is The ReVe Festival: Day 1, with the title song “Zimzalabim”, with 171.7k sales.

3. BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK debuted on August 8, 2016, and since then, they have sold about 2.60 million albums in total, which makes up 11.3% of the total! Their best-selling album is The Album, with the title song “Lovesick Girls”, with 1.33 million sales.

2. IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE debuted on October 29, 2018, and since then, they have sold about 2.93 million albums in total, which makes up 12.7% of the total! Their best-selling album is Oneiric Diary, with the title song “Secret Story of the Swan”, with 552.9k sales.

1. TWICE

TWICE debuted on October 20, 2015, and since then, they have sold about 9.10 million albums in total, which makes up 39.5% of the total! Their best-selling album is More & More, with the title song “More & More”, with 576.0k sales.