EXO Baekhyun, BTS, and More: These are the Best-Selling Albums of 2021 So Far

As we enter the second quarter of 2021, let us take a look at all the successful releases 2021 has had.

Want to know what are the best-selling albums of the year so far? Then keep on reading!

EXO Baekhyun's "Bambi" is the Best-Selling Album of 2021 So Far

Ranking in at number one is Baekhyun's fourth mini-album "Bambi," which was released on Mar. 30, 2021. The album has reportedly sold 1,005,467 copies. This is Baekhyun's second album to surpass one million sales, following after his 2020 mini-album "Delight." "Bambi" solidified Baekhyun as a double million-seller.

(Photo : EXO Twitter)

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Hours before the release of "Bambi," it was revealed that "Bambi" has surpassed 833,392 pre-order sales, making it the most pre-ordered album by a South Korean soloist. Baekhyun previously held this same record with "Delight." Upon the release of "Bambi," the mini-album topped the charts in 60 counties, while also topping various major South Korean album charts.

(Photo : EXO Twitter)

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"Bambi" debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Charts, making it the EXO member's fourth chart-topper in the country. It was the top-selling album of Mar. 2021 on the Gaon Album Chart despite only have two days of tracking.

BTS's "Be" is the Best-Selling Album by a K-Pop Boy Group of 2021 So Far

Coming in at second place is BTS's Nov. 2020 release, "Be." This is BTS's fifth Korean-language studio album. In 2021, "Be" sold 949,820 copies. Overall, including the copies sold in 2020, 3,641,842 copies have been sold worldwide.

(Photo : BTS Twitter)

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Upon the release of "Be," the album debuted at the top of the Gaon Album Charts, selling 2.2 million copies in its first well. This is BTS's eighth consecutive release to surpass a million copies sold. By the end of 2020, "Be" took the second-place spot on Gaon's annual album chart, trailing only behind its predecessor "Map of the Soul: 7."

(Photo : BTS Twitter)

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"Be" was certified 3x million by Gaon on Mar. 11, 2021.

These are the Top 10 Best-Selling Albums of 2021 So Far

1. EXO's Baekhyun - "Bambi" (1,005,467)

2. BTS - "Be" (949,820)

3. BLACKPINK's Rosé - "-R-" (562,853)

4. ENHYPEN - "BORDER : CARNIVAL" (522,136)

5. Super Junior - "The Renaissance" (455,481)

6. ATEEZ - "ZERO : FEVER Part. 2" (399,850)

7. IU - "LILAC" (373,822)

8. NCT - "RESONANCE Pt. 2" (365,421)

9. ASTRO - "All Yours" (359,031)

10. WayV - "Kick Back" (349,783)

Did your favorite K-pop album make the top ten? Which K-pop album do you think deserves more hype? Tell us in the comments down below!

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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