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YesAsia 2018 Bestsellers - Korean Music
EXO, the second highest-selling artist, guarded their perennial spot in the top ten with Don't Mess Up My Tempo and Love Shot as well as The ElyXiOn in Seoul. Poet | Artist brought the late Jong Hyun his first best-selling album, and he ranked third among all artists as a soloist. His group SHINee followed at #4 in the male artist category with three video releases in the top 10. Red Velvet climbed to second on the female artist chart while Tae Yeon secured her place at #8. NCT broke into the charts for the first time with their NCT 2018 Empathy project and ranked ninth among male artists (subunit NCT 127 just missed the top ten in 11th place).
BLACKPINK and Loona both debuted on the album bestsellers with their first group albums. Furthermore, they're the only female artists on the top ten album chart! Monsta X and Seventeen had strong years again with best-selling albums. Produce 101 Season 2's Wanna One wrapped up their year and group activities as one of our best-selling artists, while Produce 48's IZ*ONE made it to top 10 artists for the first time along with WJSN and fellow newcomer Stray Kids.
The below rankings are based on Korean music sales on YesAsia.com from January 1 to December 31, 2018.
BEST-SELLING K-POP RELEASES OF 2018
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BEST-SELLING K-POP ARTISTS OF 2018
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Published January 8, 2019