1:38 pm - 12/09/2018

BTS becomes fastest Korean artist who debuted after 2000 to surpass 10 million in total album sales

According to data released by Gaon Chart on their recent November album sales figures and officially confirmed on December 8, BTS has surpassed 10 million in total album sales at 10,023,081 copies.

The group achieved this feat in approximately five years and six months as they made their debut in June 2013. This makes BTS the fastest Korean singer who debuted after 2000 to reach the milestone. In this year alone from January to November, BTS is recorded to have sold 5,003,455 albums, becoming the highest-selling artist in Korea this year according to data released so far.

BTS has had a total of twelve Korean releases, from their debut single “2 Cool 4 Skool” to their recent repackage album “Love Yourself: Answer.” Their latest release “Love Yourself: Answer” was released on August 24 of this year and has already sold 2,169,519 copies according to most recent figures, setting a record for the highest-selling release recorded on Gaon Chart.

Source: @soompi, Osen via Soompi
jcdhwg 9th-Dec-2018 09:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats boys, this is a big achievement from a BG coming from a small company! They're the fastest and actually also the only artist for now. Exo hasn't reached 10M yet, only if they include 600k from CBX. But you know, mediaplay... :)
vintage_boom 9th-Dec-2018 10:17 pm (UTC)
the 10 mill didn't include cbx's numbers or Lay's solo. if it did they would have been at 14.6 million when they released the press release. like basic math there.

Edited at 2018-12-09 10:17 pm (UTC)
normanikordei 9th-Dec-2018 11:00 pm (UTC)
ok “mediaplay” and alternative facts. anything else you wanna bring out from trump’s playbook? as the first user who replied clarified, exo’s 10 million sales are legitimate and verified. can’t you celebrate bts without trying to bring another group down?
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vintage_boom 9th-Dec-2018 10:21 pm (UTC)
good for them and their fans. waiting for the case study on viral marketing for the past 18 months tbh
lydzi 9th-Dec-2018 10:53 pm (UTC)
Get those coins ! You all worked hard enough to deserve them ✨👏
garnetstar38 9th-Dec-2018 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ok cool. They selling. I guess what I think is more impressive is their older albums selling. It says to me at least that once you get into BTS you check out their whole discography or you invest in it a least. I find myself listening to old favorites quite often. Satoori Song, Ma City Butterfly, House of Cards, Cyphers I could go on but I’ll stop.

It reminded me of Joons speech at Melon that albums don’t mean much anymore but he thanked the fans for liking the intro outros etc...
lydzi 10th-Dec-2018 12:35 am (UTC)
You're absolutely right. There's also the fact that their fanbase keeps growing and expand in various horizon. I mean, I only listen to them since this august, one of my roomates just bought their album now because she loves 'Fake love' and she don't even know their name individually, etc. They are not entirely GP yet, but it's starting tbh. Touch by touch.
garnetstar38 10th-Dec-2018 12:54 am (UTC)
Good point. I agree their growth has been slow so I think that’s good. It gives people a chance to check them out and learn more about them. There is a ton of content so sometimes it’s daunting. If you need any recommendations, just let me know. Nice to meet a newer fan. Cheers!
mc1a 10th-Dec-2018 07:12 am (UTC)
I’ve been following them closely since 2016 and their albums, even the old ones, have always been in top 25-40 on Gaon for best selling albums every week. That’s what I call quality.
mc1a 10th-Dec-2018 07:40 am (UTC)
We love legends.
shawarmafordays 10th-Dec-2018 01:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, congrats babies <3
sciencebottle 11th-Dec-2018 11:19 pm (UTC)
Damn, that's amazing. They really do have a strong discography and its well deserved.
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