Kpop Album Total Sales Breakdown from the Big Four Entertainment Companies in the First Half of 2021
We’re still in the middle of 2021 yet there are already millions of copies of kpop albums that have been sold in the span of six months. To be precise , most of the album sales are coming from the big four entertainment companies namely SM Entertainment , HYBE Labels , JYP Entertainment , and YG Entertainment. According to Gaon Chart these big four companies data includes album sales from January to June 2021.
Here are the Top 4 Entertainment companies with the most album sales in the first half of 2021;
SM Entertainment received the highest sales with a total of 9,238,118 copies. HYBE Labels came 2nd with a total of 5,862,156 album copies. Followed by JYP Entertainment taking the third place with 1,546,355 album sales and YG Entertainment in 4th place with 1,384,044 copies.
1. SM ENTERTAINMENT
Sales of NCT albums contributed the highest to SM Entertainment’s album sales with over 5,025,765 album sales copies. As well as EXO’s albums, including the group’s special album, and solo releases of the members also contributed significantly with 2,443,351 album sales copies. Other sales came from Super Junior with 582,704 copies, SHINee with 574,957 copies, Red Velvet with 331,300 copies, TVXQ Yunho’s solo album 188,946 copies , SuperM with 65,718 copies , and Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon with 25,377 copies.
2. HYBE LABELS
HYBE Labels mostly got their sales from BTS witg almost 2,403,862 album sales copies and other big contributors included SEVENTEEN with 1,537,549 copies, TXT with 979,448 copies , ENHYPEN with 730,663 copies , and NU’EST with 208,396 copies.
3. JYP ENTERTAINMENT
JYP Entertainment mostly got their sales from their two major and popular girl groups TWICE with 630,942 copies and ITZY with 353,052 copies. As well as Stray Kids with 350,082 copies, DAY6 with 109,824 copies, 2PM with 74,443 copies, and GOT7 with 28,012 copies.
4. YG ENTERTAINMENT
Fourth spot goes to YG Entertainment, as for this company more than half of their total sales came from BLACKPINK with 877,659 copies, especially from Rosé’s debut solo album ‘R’ with 587,818 copies. The rest of the sales came from TREASURE with 329,863 copies, WINNER’s Seungyoon with 122,301 copies, and iKON’s Bobby with 54,221 album sales copies.
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