The popularity of K-pop continues to grow as more and more South Korean acts dominate music charts and audio streaming sites worldwide. On Tuesday, March 10, Gaon revealed the albums that were able to get the greatest number of sales by individual buyers last month. Keep on reading to know if your favorite artists made it to the list.
BTS' 'BE' and SHINee's 'Don't Call Me' Are the Top Best-Selling K-pop Albums in February 2021
As expected, "BE" by BTS made it to the top again. The latest album of Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, RM, and V sold more than 610,200 copies in February 2021 alone. The said EP, which is the group's fifth full-length studio album, has sold more than 2.66 million copies already since its release on Nov. 20, 2020.
Coming in second place is none other than "Don't Call Me" by SHINee. The South Korean all-male group, which is composed of Taemin, Onew, Key, and Minho, was able to sell more than 83,000 copies of their most recent album last month. "Don't Call Me" is the carrier single of the said EP.
The "NCT 2018 Empathy" album of NCT nabbed the third spot after it was purchased more than 51,700 times in February. The EP, with the carrier single "Black on Black," has already sold 387,500 copies worldwide since its official release on March 14, 2018.
"ONF: My Name" by ONF and "We Boom" by NCT Dream wrapped up the Top 5 in the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. As per Gaon's records, the first full-length studio album of ONF sold more than 32,300 copies in February 2020 while the third mini-album of NCT Dream was bought 25,200 times.
Other K-pop albums who made it to the list include "The First" by NCT Dream at No. 6 with 24,300 sold copies, "On the Track" by J.Don at No. 7 with 21,400 sold copies, "Hello Chapter Ø: Hello, Strange Dream" by CIX at No. 8 with 20,300 sold copies, "Day by Day" by Yang Joonil at No. 9 with 19,900 sold copies and "Love Synonym Pt.2: Right For Us" by Wonho at No. 10 with 17,700 sold copies last month.
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BTS' 'Dynamite' and BLACKPINK's 'Lovesick Girls' among the Most Streamed K-pop Songs on YouTube Music
Meanwhile, "Dynamite" by BTS reigned supreme as the most-streamed K-pop song on YouTube Music as of February 2021. The track, which is part of the "BE: Deluxe Edition" album, was streamed more than 100 million times on the said platform. The song has helped BTS earn new titles and break records in various music charts around the world.
"How You Like That" by BLACKPINK secured the second spot after it was streamed more than 87.5 million times as of this press time. Most, if not all, fans are aware that the said song is part of Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé's "The Album" EP, which was dropped on June 26, 2020.
Other K-Pop songs with the most streams on YouTube Music include "Pretty Savage" by BLACKPINK with a total of 84,800,000 streams, "Love to Hate Me" by BLACKPINK with 55,900,000 streams, and "Boy with Luv" by BTS with more than 52,200,00 streams.
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Written by Nica Vaughn