Which recently debuted K-Pop groups have sold the most copies of their debut album to date?

K-Pop groups literally baby their debut album. It's no wonder, because it holds a ton of meaning for them. That one single album holds the years of training that they had to go through to even be able to debut. It marks the turning point of their life and the beginning of a new chapter in their life. The first challenge was to audition, second was the train, and the third was to debut.

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So with so much special meaning behind the debut albums of our favorite K-Pop idols, we ranked which group had the most debut album sold to date. We've decided to focus on the most recently debuted K-Pop idols (2012-2016) to measure with the closest relevance to accessibility and inflation rate.

Recent K-Pop Groups with the Most Debut Album Sales

Time Period: Sales records to June 2016

13th - GFriend - "Season of Glass"

Debut Year: 2015

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 6,486

Debut Album Sold to Date: 9,508

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

Source Music

12th - Lovelyz - "Girls' Invasion"

Debut Year: 2014

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 8,299

Debut Album Sold to Date: 10,483

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

Woollim Entertainment

11th - VIXX - "Super Hero"

Debut Year: 2012

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 2,462

Debut Album Sold to Date: 13,034

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

Jellyfish Entertainment

10th - MONSTA X - "Trespass"

Debut Year: 2015

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 31,085

Debut Album Sold to Date: 31,085

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

Starship Entertainment

9th - B.A.P - "Warrior"

Debut Year: 2012

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 34,882

Debut Album Sold to Date: 39,535

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

TS Entertainment

8th - GOT7 - "Got It?"

Debut Year: 2014

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 51,689

Debut Album Sold to Date: 57,025

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

JYP Entertainment

7th- SEVENTEEN - "17 Carat"

Debut Year: 2015

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 52,783

Debut Album Sold to Date: 59,420

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

Pledis Entertainment

6th- BTS - "2 Cool 4 Skool"

Debut Year: 2013

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 24,441

Debut Album Sold to Date: 62,317

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

Big Hit Entertainment

5th- TWICE - "The Story Begins"

Debut Year: 2015

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 49,904

Debut Album Sold to Date: 67,149

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

JYP Entertainment

4th- iKON- "Welcome Back"

Debut Year: 2015

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 52,312

Debut Album Sold to Date: 83,614

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

YG Entertainment

3rd- WINNER- "2014 S/S"

Debut Year: 2014

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 80,262

Debut Album Sold to Date: 87,035

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

YG Entertainment

2nd- EXO-M - "MAMA"

Debut Year: 2012

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 87,553

Debut Album Sold to Date: 188,624

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

SM Entertainment

1st- EXO-K - "MAMA"

Debut Year: 2012

Debut Album Sold 1st Year: 145,925

Debut Album Sold to Date: 295,680

Ranking of Recent K-Pop Groups with Most Debut Album Sales

SM Entertainment

*Statistics not gathered by Kpopmap, but taken from a 3rd party source.

 

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Aug 25, 2016 05:11 pm

winner should've been promoted well. they're the only group in YG with dominant physical and digital sales 🙁