Oftentimes in the K-Pop industry, the majority of the albums sold at any period of time is dominated by a couple of popular artists. For the month of January 2021, 15 artists alone contributed to over 85% of the total K-Pop albums sold in the month!

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NCT’s/SuperM’s Taeyong

While most of these albums were, understandably, released in January, others came out late last year and are still making high sales despite the time that has passed.

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TREASURE’s Jaehyuk and Haruto | @treasuremembers/Twitter

These are the 15 K-Pop artists that made the majority of album sales in January, including their best-selling album in the month. This album by no means makes up the total albums each of them sold, as their previous albums are likely continuing to make smaller amounts of sales as well, but they do make up the majority!

15. Stray Kids

So far in 2021, Stray Kids has contributed to 1.1% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was In Life, which came out on September 14, 2020 and sold 4.4k units in January, and 348.5k units total.

14. TXT

So far in 2021, TXT has contributed to 1.3% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Minisode1: Blue Hour, which came out on October 26, 2020 and sold 15.7k units in January, and 476.6k units total.

13. MCND

So far in 2021, MCND has contributed to 1.6% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was MCND Age, which came out on January 8, 2021 and has sold 26.0k units total.

12. Bobby

So far in 2021, Bobby has contributed to 2.4% of all K-Pop album sales. His latest album to be released was Lucky Man, which came out on January 25, 2021 and has sold 38.0k units total.

11. AB6IX

So far in 2021, AB6IX has contributed to 3.4% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Salute: A New Hope, which came out on January 18, 2021 and has sold 54.3k units total.

10. BTS

So far in 2021, BTS has contributed to 3.8% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was BE, which came out on November 20, 2020 and sold 11.8k units in January and 2.66 million units total.

9. Dreamcatcher

So far in 2021, Dreamcatcher has contributed to 4% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Dystopia: Road to Utopia, which came out on January 26, 2020 and has sold 62.9k units total.

8. Golden Child

So far in 2021, Golden Child has contributed to 4.5% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was [YES.], which came out on January 25, 2021 and has sold 71.5k units total.

7. VICTON

So far in 2021, VICTON has contributed to 5% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Voice: The Future Is Now, which came out on January 11, 2021 and has sold 80.2k units total.

6. ONEUS

So far in 2021, ONEUS has contributed to 5.1% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Devil, which came out on January 19, 2021 and has sold 80.9k units total.

5. CRAVITY

So far in 2021, CRAVITY has contributed to 5.2% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Season 3. HIDEOUT: Be Our Voice, which came out on January 19, 2021 and has sold 82.7k units total.

4. (G)I-DLE

So far in 2021, (G)I-DLE has contributed to 8.5% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was I Burn, which came out on January 11, 2021 and has sold 134.4k units total.

3. U-Know

So far in 2021, U-Know has contributed to 9.8% of all K-Pop album sales. His latest album to be released was Noir, which came out on January 18, 2021 and has sold 156.3k units total.

2. TREASURE

So far in 2021, TREASURE has contributed to 13.9% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was The First Step: Treasure Effect, which came out on January 12, 2021 and has sold 218.3k units total.

1. NCT

So far in 2021, NCT has contributed to 17.3% of all K-Pop album sales. Their latest album to be released was Resonance Pt. 2, which came out on November 30, 2020 and sold 268.8k units in January and 831.1k units total.