List of best-selling albums in South Korea

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This is the list of the best-selling albums in South Korea. All albums listed here have sold over 400,000 copies.

Kim Gun-mo's 1995 album, Wrongful Encounter, is considered the best-selling album of all time in South Korea, having sold more than 3.3 million copies.[1][2] While numerous albums sold more than 1 million copies in South Korea in the 1990s, domestic music sales declined sharply in the 21st century.[3] In 2013, boy band Exo's album, XOXO, became the first album released since 2001 to sell more than 1 million copies.[4]

Legend[edit]

Colors
Standard album
Standard and reissue albums
Compilation album
Original soundtrack

2 million or more copies[edit]

Artist Album Year Sales Ref.
Kim Gun-mo Wrongful Encounter 1995 3,300,000 [1]
Jo Kwan-woo Memory 1995 3,000,000 [5]
Kim Jong-hwan For Love 1997 3,000,000 [6]
Lee Moon-sae When Love Passes By 1987 2,850,000 [7]
Lee Moon-sae Standing Under the Shade of a Roadside Tree 1988 2,580,000 [7]
Kim Jong-hwan Reason for Existence 1996 2,500,000 [8]
Shin Seung-hun To Heaven 1996 2,470,000 [9]
Byun Jin-sub Back To You 1989 2,400,000 [10]
Seo Taiji and Boys Seo Taiji and Boys IV 1995 2,400,000 [11]
Seo Taiji and Boys Seo Taiji and Boys II 1993 2,200,000 [11]
Jo Sung-mo For Your Soul 1999 2,047,152 [12]
Jo Sung-mo Let Me Love 2000 2,042,096 [13]

1 million–1.9 million copies[edit]

Artist Album Year Sales Ref.
DJ Doc DJ2DOC 1996 1,950,000 [14]
BTS Love Yourself: Answer 2018 1,933,450 [15]
g.o.d Chapter 3: Lies 2000 1,824,278 [16]
BTS Love Yourself: Tear 2018 1,803,451 [17]
Byun Jin-sub To Be Alone 1988 1,800,000 [10]
Seo Taiji and Boys Seo Taiji and Boys 1992 1,800,000 [11]
Shin Seung-hun After A Long Time 1994 1,800,000 [18]
BTS Wings (Full & RG) 2016-2017 1,778,515 [19]
BTS Love Yourself: Her 2017 1,751,840 [20]
Various artists The More I Love You 2001 1,750,354 [21]
g.o.d Chapter 4: Road 2001 1,738,082 [22]
Shin Seung-hun Because I Love You 1993 1,700,000 [18]
EXO The War (Full & RG) 2017 1,635,133 [23]
Seo Taiji and Boys Seo Taiji and Boys III 1994 1,600,000 [24]
Jo Sung-mo Classic 2000 1,599,111 [25]
Shin Seung-hun Invisible Love 1991 1,580,000 [18]
H.O.T. We Hate All Kinds of Violence 1996 1,500,000 [26]
H.O.T. Wolf and Sheep 1997 1,500,000 [27]
Lee Moon-sae I Don't Know Yet 1985 1,500,000 [7]
Wanna One 1X1=1 (To Be One) (EP & RG) 2017 1,428,289 [28]
Shin Seung-hun Reflection of You In Your Smile 1990 1,400,000 [9]
Kim Gun-mo Another Days 2001 1,397,388 [29]
H.O.T. I Yah! 1999 1,383,985 [30]
Jo Kwan-woo My Third Story About... 1996 1,300,000 [5]
Seo Taiji Ultramania 2000 1,300,000 [31]
EXO XOXO (Full & RG) 2013 1,292,346 [32]
EXO EXODUS (Full & RG) 2015 1,281,724 [33]
Byun Jin-sub Farewell 1990 1,200,000 [10]
Clon Are You Ready? 1996 1,200,000 [14]
Sechs Kies School Byeolgok 1997 1,200,000 [34][better source needed]
EXO EX'ACT (Full & RG) 2016 1,180,006 [35]
Seo Taiji Seo Tai Ji 1998 1,133,736 [36]
H.O.T. Resurrection 1998 1,103,439 [37]
015B The Third Wave 1992 1,000,000 [38]
015B The Fourth Movement 1993 1,000,000 [38]
015B Big 5 1994 1,000,000 [38]
Cho Yong-pil Woman Outside The Window 1980 1,000,000 [39]
DJ Doc 4th Album 1997 1,000,000 [40]
Jo Kwan-woo My First Story 1994 1,000,000 [5]
Jo Kwan-woo Waiting 1997 1,000,000 [41]
Joo Hyun-mi Couple's Party 1984 1,000,000 [26]
Kim Gun-mo Sleepless Rainy Night 1992 1,000,000 [42]
Kim Gun-mo Myself 1997 1,000,000 [42]
Sechs Kies Special Album 1998 1,000,000 [43][better source needed]
Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns Vol. 1 1974 1,000,000 [44]
The Pearl Sisters My Dear 1968 1,000,000 [45]

800,000–999,999 copies[edit]

Artist Album Year Sales Ref.
Jo Sung-mo No More Love 2001 961,539 [13]
H.O.T. Outside Castle 2000 879,613 [46]
Wanna One 0+1=1 (I Promise You) (EP) 2018 829,275 [47]
Steve Yoo Now or Never 1999 825,569 [48]
Kim Gun-mo Exchange 1996 800,000 [49]
Queen Greatest Hits 1981 800,000 [50]
Turbo Born Again 1997 800,000 [27]

600,000–799,999 copies[edit]

Artist Album Year Sales Ref.
Steve Yoo For Sale 1998 796,412 [36]
Cool Sorrow 1998 789,016 [36]
Jo Sung-mo To Heaven 1998 775,126 [37]
Brown Eyes Reason 4 Breathing? 2002 763,898 [51]
S.E.S. Love 1999 760,475 [46]
TWICE Twicecoaster (EP & RG) 2016-2017 735,312 [52]
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes 2001 710,359 [53]
Wax Fixing My Makeup 2001 702,443 [54]
James Horner Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture 1997 700,000 [55]
Sechs Kies Welcome to the Sechs Kies Land 1997 700,000 [56][57][58]
Sechs Kies Road Fighter (Full & RG) 1998 700,000 [59]
Sechs Kies Com'Back 1999 700,000 [60]
Sumi Jo Only Love (Full & RG) 2000 697,572 [61][62]
EXO Overdose (EP) 2014 693,837 [63]
Cool Cool 5 2000 680,294 [46]
DJ Doc The Life... DOC Blues 2000 667,582 [46]
S.E.S. Sea & Eugene & Shoo 1998 651,330 [64]
S.E.S. I'm Your Girl 1997 650,000 [65]
Cool 7even 2002 647,052 [66]
TWICE What is Love? (EP & RG) 2018 646,855 [67]
Wanna One 1÷x=1 (Undivided) (EP) 2018 640,491 [68]
The Beatles 1 2000 629,575 [69]
S.E.S. A Letter from Greenland 2000 626,565 [70]
TVXQ Mirotic (Full & RG) 2008 603,936 [71]
Wax Please 2002 603,173 [72]

400,000–599,999 copies[edit]

Artist Album Year Sales Ref.
Turbo E-Mail My Heart 2000 595,401 [46]
Fin.K.L White 1999 593,816 [73]
Cool 6ix 2001 582,584 [74]
g.o.d Chapter 2: Love and Remember 1999 578,567 [75]
EXO Miracles In December (EP) 2013 566,700 [76]
Super Junior Mr. Simple (Full & RG) 2011 562,690 [77]
Turbo Perfect Love 1998 562,478 [78]
TWICE twicetagram (Full & RG) 2017 561,702 [79]
Kim Hyun-jung A Seagull of Dream 1999 561,614 [80]
BoA No. 1 2002 560,326 [81]
EXO Universe 2017 552,854 [82][83]
Uhm Jung-hwa 005.1999.06 1999 552,373 [84]
BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever 2016 546,981 [85]
Lee Jung Hyun Let's Go to My Star 1999 541,106 [86]
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas 1994 533,947 [87]
Steve Yoo Over and Over 1999 530,674 [46]
Kim Gun-mo Hestory 2003 529,416 [88]
EXO Sing for You (EP) 2015 518,940 [89]
EXO Mama (EP) 2012 518,909 [90]
Koyote Philip 2002 513,244 [66]
Super Junior Sexy, Free & Single (Full & RG) 2012 503,522 [91]
015B Second Episode 1991 500,000 [92]
BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (EP) 2015 495,991 [93]
Shin Seung-hun Desire to Fly High 2000 492,931 [94]
Kangta Polaris 2001 492,843 [95]
Park Hyo-shin Time Honored Voice 2002 491,621 [96]
Koyote Passion 2000 486,539 [97]
Kim Hyun-jung Legend 1998 482,639 [98][99]
Seo Taiji 7th Issue 2004 482,066 [100]
Kim Gun-mo Growing 1999 480,736 [30]
TVXQ "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. (Full & RG) 2006 478,662 [101]
Kim Min-jong Destiny 1999 475,338 [64]
Lee Soo-young My Stay in Sendai 2002 473,086 [66]
Uhm Jung-hwa Invitation 1998 468,910 [78][102]
g.o.d Chapter 5: Letter 2002 463,038 [103]
Girls' Generation The Boys 2011 460,959 [104]
BIGBANG Alive (EP & RG) 2012 451,506 [105][106]
Park Hyo-shin Things I Can't Do For You 2000 446,943 [46]
Sung Si-kyung Melodie D'Amour 2002 445,222 [107]
Kim Min-jong Love 1998 443,292 [98][99]
EXO For Life 2016 442,592 [108]
Lee Soo-young This Time 2003 435,904 [88]
Yangpa Addio 1999 429,560 [73]
Clon New World 2000 418,987 [109]
Girls' Generation Oh! (Full & RG) 2010 418,162 [104]
SG Wannabe Saldaga (Full & RG) 2005 414,855 [110]
Steve Yoo Summit Revival 2000 414,615 [70]
Super Junior Mamacita (Full & RG) 2014 413,869 [111]
Fin.K.L Now 2000 412,686 [46]
Park Ji-yoon Coming-of-Age Ceremony 2000 412,359 [112]
BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 (EP) 2015 412,144 [113]
Jang Na-ra Sweet Dream 2002 411,253 [66]
Shin Seung-hun The Shin Seung-hun 2002 410,666 [66]
Wheesung It's Real 2003 406,959 [114]
S.E.S Choose My Life-U 2002 406,528 [66]
Im Chang-jung Become a Star 1998 400,273 [36]
Sinawe Heavy Metal Sinawe 1986 400,000 [24]

Best-selling album by year[edit]

Sales of standard release and reissue sold in a year. This list does not include sales of the same album in other years apart from each album's release year. For a list of total sales, see sections above.

Year Artist Album Sales Ref.
1998[a] Seo Taiji Seo Tai Ji 1,133,736 [36]
1999 Jo Sung-mo For Your Soul 1,949,043 [30]
2000 Jo Sung-mo Let Me Love 1,968,967 [115]
2001 Various artists The More I Love You 1,688,129 [95]
2002 Cool 7even 647,052 [66]
2003 Kim Gun-mo Hestory 529,416 [88]
2004 Seo Taiji 7th Issue 482,066 [100]
2005 SG Wannabe Saldaga (Full & RG) 414,855 [110]
2006 TVXQ "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. (Full & RG) 349,317 [116]
2007 SG Wannabe The Sentimental Chord 190,998 [117]
2008[b] TVXQ Mirotic (Full & RG) 502,837 [118]
2009[c] Super Junior Sorry, Sorry (Full & RG) 250,673 [119]
2010 Girls' Generation Oh! (Full & RG) 334,785 [120]
2011 Super Junior Mr. Simple (Full & RG) 473,242 [121]
2012 Super Junior Sexy, Free & Single (Full & RG) 480,622 [122]
2013 EXO XOXO (Full & RG) 1,006,473 [123]
2014 EXO Overdose (EP) 657,765 [111]
2015 EXO EXODUS (Full & RG) 1,211,237 [124]
2016 EXO EX'ACT (Full & RG) 1,149,743 [125]
2017 EXO The War (Full & RG) 1,596,959 [82]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • ^ Sales figure only includes sales up to August 1998.
  • ^ Sales figure also includes sales of the week ending January 6, 2009.
  • ^ Sales figure only includes sales up to the week ending December 12, 2009.

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  69. ^ Cumulative sales of 1:
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  87. ^ Cumulative sales of Merry Christmas:
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  89. ^ Cumulative sales for "Sing for You":
  90. ^ Cumulative sales for "Mama":
  91. ^ Cumulative sales of Sexy, Free & Single and Spy:
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