Monthly sales of K-pop albums surpassed a combined 10 million for the first time in July thanks to the continued expansion of the global fandoms of idol groups, a market tracker said.
According to Kim Jin-woo, head researcher of Circle Chart, which reports accumulated sales and streams, combined sales of the nation’s top 400 physical albums reached 10,827,324 copies in July, a 40.2 percent jump from the previous month.
It marked the first time that monthly sales have topped 10 million since the chart began compiling data in 2010. The figure represents a 116.8 percent increase from a year prior.
By album, girl group aespa’s second EP “Girls” ranked No. 1 with 1.64 million copies sold. It was followed by boy band Enhypen’s “Manifesto: Day 1” and “Sector 17” from Seventeen. (Yonhap)
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