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Top 20 Best Selling K-Pop Idol Albums of All Time? 'Rankings for Idols Since Debut'

By Staff Writer | February 12, 2013 10:12 AM EST

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Here are the numbers for the K-Pop idol groups best selling albums.

While numbers are not that important when it comes to which idol group sold better, it is always nice to see how well a certain group is doing.

When looking at the top selling albums around the world, it seems that the idol groups that have been around longer will most likely be on the list rather than rookie groups.

This list was based on an online community board that was created by an online user.

Here is the list for the 'Top 20 Best Selling K-Pop Groups of All Time'

1. TVXQ - 11,152,585

2. Girls' Generation - 4,153,539

3. KARA - 3,718,163

4. Big Bang - 2,972,500

5. Super Junior - 2,607,508

6. SHINee - 1,389,182

7. 2PM - 1,092,124

8. CNBLUE - 1,005,303

9. JYJ - 923,016

10. BEAST - 797,287

11. FT Island - 775,104

12. T-ARA - 770,258

13. 2NE1 - 553,516

14. INFINITE - 540,642

15. MBLAQ - 331,027

16. 2AM - 267,265

17. B1A4 - 263,547

18. f(x) - 261,466

19. EXO - 238,276

20. 4Minute - 226,736


Here is the list for total sales by groups since debut:

1. 2AM (2008) : KOR - 217,894 / JAP - 49,371

2. 2NE1 (2009) : KOR - 472,042 / JAP - 81,474

3. 2PM (2008) : KOR - 532,541 / JAP - 559,583

4. 4Minute (2008) : KOR - 151,235 / JAP - 75,501

5. A Pink (2011) : KOR - 41,617 / JAP -

6. After School (2009) : KOR - 101,192 / JAP - 123,155

7. B.A.P (2012) : KOR - 97,327 / JAP -

8. B1A4 (2011) : KOR - 191,575 / JAP - 71,972

9. BEAST/B2ST (2009) : KOR - 588,005 / JAP - 209,282

10. Big Bang (2006) : KOR - 2,215,300 / JAP : 757,200

11. Block B (2011) : KOR - 65,415 / JAP -

12. The Boss/ DGNA/Daikoku Danji (2010) : KOR - 10,302 / JAP - 113,660

13. Boyfriend (2011) : KOR - 100,682 / JAP - 67,123

14. Brown Eyed Girls/ BEG (2006) : KOR - 164,251 / JAP - 8,822

15. CNBLUE (2010) : KOR - 581,901 / JAP - 423,402

16. Cross Gene (2012) : KOR - 5,940 / JAP -

17. Dalmatian (2010) : KOR - 10,660 / JAP -

18. Dalshabet (2011) : KOR - 16,810 / JAP -

19. EXO (2012) : KOR - 238,276 / JAP -

20. f(x) (2009) : KOR - 261,466 / JAP -

21. FTISLAND (2007) : KOR - 490,480 / JAP - 284,624

22. Girls' Generation/SNSD/Shoujo Jidai (2007) : KOR - 2,042,654 / JAP - 2,110,885

23. The Grace/CSJH/TSZX (2005) : KOR : 15,000 / JAP - 35,653

24. Infinite (2010) : KOR - 405,320 / JAP - 135,322

25. JJ Project : KOR - 12,833 / JAP -

26. JYJ (2010) : KOR - 556,061 / JAP - 315,000 / US - 520,000

27. KARA (2007) : KOR - 646,118 / JAP - 3,072,045

28. MBLAQ (2009) : KOR - 230,754 / JAP - 100,273

29. Miss A (2010) : KOR - 79,115 / JAP -

30. Nine Muses (2010) : KOR - 4,000 / JAP -

31. NU'EST (2012) : KOR - 41,366 / JAP -

32. Rainbow (2009) : KOR - 52,000 / JAP - 106,654

33. Secret (2009) : KOR - 71,958 / JAP - 60,683

34. SHINee (2008) : KOR - 945,460 / JAP - 443,722

35. SISTAR (2010) : KOR - 53,728 / JAP -

36. SPICA (2012) : KOR - 4,500 / JAP -

37. Super Junior (2005) : KOR - 2,145,841 / JAP - 461,667

38. T-ARA (2009) : KOR - 438,133 / JAP - 332,145

39. Teen Top (2010) : KOR - 188,420 / JAP -

40. TVXQ/DBSK/Tohoshinki (2003) : KOR - 4,054, 963/ JAP - 7,097,622

41. U-KISS (2008) : KOR - 103,524 / JAP - 90,029

42. Wonder Girls (2007) : KOR - 370,138 / JAP - 10,396

These total sales were found through Official music chart sites including Gaon and Hanteo

Tagged :  K-Pop, idol

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