2020 so far has been a record-setting year for K-Pop album sales, with both new artists and older, experienced artists coming out with some of their best-selling albums yet. This is likely due to how increasingly popular the music genre has become, even as the purchase of physical albums overall has declined due to the increased usage of streaming sites and digital sales. These 20 albums, according to Gaon, are the best-selling albums so far in 2020 through the month of July, all of which have 200,000+ sales, which is incredible!
20. The Nocturne by NU’EST
The Nocturne, NU’EST’s 8th mini-album, is now also their best-selling! The album, whose title song is “I’m In Trouble”, came out on May 11 and has sold 202.2k units.
19. Monster by Red Velvet’s Irene & Seulgi
Monster is Red Velvet’s Irene & Seulgi’s first mini-album, with a title song of the same name. Released on July 6, the album has sold 206.4k total copies.
18. ZERO: FEVER Part.1 by ATEEZ
ZERO: FEVER Part.1 is ATEEZ’s fifth and most recent album, released on July 29. With the title song “INCEPTION”, the album has sold a total of 208.8k units!
17. Cyan by Kang Daniel
Cyan is Kang Daniel’s second mini-album, with the title song “2U’. The album came out on March 24, and has sold 266.9k copies so far!
16. FANTASIA X by MONSTA X
FANTASIA X is MONSTA X’s eighth mini-album, released on May 26. With the title song “Fantasia”, it has so far sold 271.3k copies!
15. Self-Portrait by Suho
Self-Portrait is EXO member Suho’s debut mini-album. With the title song “Let’s Love”, the album came out on March 30 and has sold 289.7k copies.
14. How You Like That by BLACKPINK
How You Like That came out on July 7 as a pre-release single. So far it has sold 299.6k units.
13. Go Live by Stray Kids
Go Live is Stray Kids’ first full-length studio album, with the title song “God’s Menu”. Released on June 17, the album has sold 306.1k copies.
12. The Dream Chapter : Eternity by TXT
The Dream Chapter : Eternity is TXT’s second mini-album, with the title song “Can’t You See Me?”. It came out on May 18, and has sold 333k copies so far.
11. DYE by GOT7
DYE is GOT7’s eleventh mini-album, and has the title song “Not by the Moon”. It was released on April 20, and has sold 445.5k total copies.
10. BLOOM*IZ by IZ*ONE
BLOOM*IZ is IZ*ONE’s first full-length studio album, and came out on February 17. With the title song “Fiesta”, it has sold 485.1k total copies.
9. 1 Billion Views by EXO-SC
1 Billion Views is EXO-SC’s first full-length studio album, and came out on July 13. With the title song of the same name, the album has sold 526.9k copies.
8. Oneiric Diary by IZ*ONE
Oneiric Diary, IZ*ONE’s third mini-album, is now their best-selling! With the title song “Secret Story of the Swan”, it was released on June 15 and has sold 552.9k copies.
7. MORE & MORE by TWICE
MORE & MORE is also TWICE’s now best-selling album, and their ninth mini-album. Released on June 2 with a title song of the same name, it has sold 566.9k copies.
6. Neo Zone: The Final Round by NCT 127
Neo Zone: The Final Round is NCT 127’s second reissued album, with the title song “Punch”. It came out on May 19 and has sold 580.8k total units.
5. Reload by NCT Dream
Reload is NCT Dream’s fourth mini-album, and came out on April 29. With the title song “Ridin'”, the album has sold 654.6k total copies.
4. Neo Zone by NCT 127
Neo Zone is NCT 127’s second full-length studio album, released on March 6. With the title song “Kick It”, the album has sold 838.4k total copies.
3. Delight by Baekhyun
Baekhyun’s Delight is the best-selling album from a solo artists this year, and is also his second mini-album. With the title song “Candy”, the album came out on May 25 and has sold 1.02 million copies.
2. Heng:garae by SEVENTEEN
Heng:garae is SEVENTEEN’s best-selling album ever, and also their 7th mini-album. It came out on June 22, has the title song “Left & Right”, and has sold 1.37 million copies.
1. Map of the Soul: 7 by BTS
And of course, no one should be surprised that Map of the Soul: 7, BTS’s fourth full-length studio album, is the best-selling of the year. With the title song “ON”, this album was released on February 21 and has sold a whopping 4.28 million copies.