The K-Pop industry has grown tremendously over the last several years, with many artists making their best sales ever in recent times. While there are many different companies that produce K-Pop music, however, there are only a select few that end up making big waves in the industry’s sales. The following 18 K-Pop entertainment companies have made up nearly 90% of all album sales in 2021 so far!

18. Play M Entertainment

Artists under this label: Apink, VICTON, Weeekly

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Voice: The Future is Now by VICTON (107.8k sales); We Play by Weeekly (36.1k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.0%

17. Woollim Entertainment

Artists under this label: INFINITE, Lovelyz, Golden Child, Rocket Punch, DRIPPIN

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Yes. by Golden Child (114.0k sales); A Better Tomorrow by DRIPPIN (47.6k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.1%

16. BrandNew Music

Artists under this label: AB6IX, MXM, BDC

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Salute: A New Hope by AB6IX (71.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.1%

15. TOP Media

Artists under this label: MCND, UP10TION, Kim Wooseok, TEEN TOP

Best-selling album(s) in 2021:  2nd Desire [Tasty] by Kim Wooseok; MCND Age by MCND (25.6k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 1.5%

14. Cube Entertainment

Artists under this label: BTOB, (G)I-DLE, PENTAGON, CLC

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: I Burn by (G)I-DLE (207.9k sales); Love or Take by PENTAGON (112.8k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.0%

13. WM Entertainment

Artists under this label: OH MY GIRL, ONF, B1A4

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Dear OhMyGirl by OH My Girl (78.0k sales); ONF: My Name by ONF (76.2k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.0%

12. Pledis Entertainment

Artists under this label: SEVENTEEN, NU’EST

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Romanticize by NU’EST (207.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.1%

11. RBW

Artists under this label: MAMAMOO, ONEUS, ONEWE, PURPLE KISS

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Devil by ONEUS (118.4k sales); Redd by Wheein (72.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.1%

10. Starship Entertainment

Artists under this label: MONSTA X, Cosmic Girls, CRAVITY, Wonho, K.Will, Soyou

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Season 3. Hideout: Be Our Voice by CRAVITY (176.5k sales); Love Synonym Pt.2: Right for Us by Wonho (104.4k sales); Unnatural by Cosmic Girls (92.0k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.2%

9. Konnect Entertainment

Artist under this label: Kang Daniel

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Yellow by Kang Daniel (318.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.5%

8. Edam Entertainment

Artist under this label: IU

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Lilac by IU (322.9k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.5%

7. Fantagio

Artists under this label: ASTRO, Weki Meki, Ong Seungwoo

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: All Yours by ASTRO (336.3k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 2.8%

6. KQ Entertainment

Artists under this label: ATEEZ, Block B

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: ZERO: FEVER Pt.2 by ATEEZ (389.3k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 3.0%

5. JYP Entertainment

Artists under this label: TWICE, Stray Kids, ITZY, DAY6, 2PM

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Guess Who? by ITZY (223.8k sales); The Book of Us: Negentropy by DAY6 (110.1k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 3.5%

4. BELIFT Lab

Artist under this label: ENHYPEN

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Border: Carnival by ENHYPEN (437.2k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 3.6%

3. YG Entertainment

Artists under this label: BLACKPINK, TREASURE, BIGBANG, WINNER, iKON, Akdong Musician

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: R by Rosé (519.6k sales); The First Step: Treasure Effect by TREASURE (239.3k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 7.5%

2. Big Hit Music

Artists under this label: BTS, TXT

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: BE (Essential Edition) by BTS (500k+ sales); The Chaos Chapter: Frozen by TXT (632.7k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 9.4%

1. SM Entertainment

Artists under this label: EXO, Red Velvet, NCT, SHINee, Super Junior, aespa, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ

Best-selling album(s) in 2021: Hot Sauce by NCT Dream (1.66 million sales); Bambi by Baekhyun (1.02 million sales); The Renaissance by Super Junior (455.5k sales); Don’t Call Me by SHINee (415.5k sales)

Contribution to all 2021 K-Pop album sales: 39.5%