Throughout the last decade, K-Pop album sales as a whole have gone from regularly reaching the tens and occasionally a couple hundreds of thousands of sales, to now being much more common to reach closer to, or even over, a million!

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BLACKPINK’s Rosé

As the music genre becomes more popular overall, both in South Korea as well as internationally, physical album sales are just continuing to rise despite the more digital era.

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Girls’ Generation’s Yoona

Here’s a look at the top ten best-selling K-Pop girl group albums in 2011 compared to now. For the 2011 albums, the number of sales they had at the end of the year is listed along with how many they’ve sold to date!

2011

10. Jumping by KARA

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Released on November 10, 2010 with the title song “Jumping”, this album sold 58.1k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 60.4k copies to date!

9. Pinocchio by f(x)

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Released on April 20, 2011 with the title song “Pinocchio (Danger)”, this album sold 61.6k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 74.0k copies to date!

8. Lupin by KARA

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Released on February 17, 2010 with the title song “Lupin”, this album sold 73.3k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 75.3k copies to date!

7. 2nd Mini Album by 2NE1

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Released on July 28, 2011, this album sold 85.8k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 115.8k copies to date!

6. STEP by KARA

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Released on September 6, 2011 with the title song “Step”, this album sold 100.7k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 101.9k copies to date!

5. To Anyone by 2NE1

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Released on September 9, 2010, this album sold 154.2k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 168.7k copies to date!

4. Run Devil Run by Girls’ Generation

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Released on March 22, 2010 with the title song “Run Devil Run”, this album sold 169.0k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 418.0k copies to date (including sales for the original album, Oh!, that this is a re-release of)!

3. Hoot by Girls’ Generation

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Released on October 27, 2010 with the title song “Hoot”, this album sold 180.8k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 192.4k copies to date!

2. Oh! by Girls’ Generation

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Released on January 28, 2010 with the title song “Oh!”, this album sold 218.5k copies by the end of 2011, and has sold 418.0k copies to date (including sales for the re-release, Run Devil Run)!

1. The Boys by Girls’ Generation

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Released on October 19, 2011 with the title song “The Boys”, this album sold 385.3k albums by the end of 2011, and has sold 466.9k copies to date!

2021

10. Kill This Love by BLACKPINK

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Released on April 5, 2019 with the title song “Kill This Love”, this album has sold 429.4k copies to date!

9. One-reeler/Act IV by IZ*ONE

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Released on December 7, 2020 with the title song “Panorama”, this album has sold 456.4k copies to date!

8. Feel Special by TWICE

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Released on September 23, 2019 with the title song “Feel Special”, this album has sold 457.9k copies to date!

7. The Boys by Girls’ Generation

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Released on October 19, 2011 with the title song “The Boys”, this album has sold 466.9k copies to date!

6. TWICEcoaster: Lane 1 by TWICE

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Released on October 24, 2016 with the title song “TT”, this album has sold 487.3k copies to date!

5. Eyes Wide Open by TWICE

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Released on October 26, 2020 with the title song “I Can’t Stop Me”, this album has sold 487.3k copies to date!

4. BLOOM*IZ by IZ*ONE

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Released on February 17, 2020 with the title song “Fiesta”, this album has sold 492.5k copies to date!

3. Oneiric Diary by IZ*ONE

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Released on June 15, 2020 with the title song “Secret Story of the Swan”, this album has sold 541.4k copies to date!

2. More & More by TWICE

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Released on June 1, 2020 with the title song “More & More”, this album has sold 576.0k copies to date!

1. The Album by BLACKPINK

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Released on October 2, 2020 with the title song “Lovesick Girls”, this album has sold 1.33 million copies to date!