K-pop generates eight of world's 10 most-sold albums in 2022

SEOUL, March 28 — Eight of the top 10 best-selling albums worldwide last year were K-pop albums, Yonhap news agency quoted the Global Album Sales Chart 2022 today.

According to the chart released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), an organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide – albums by K-pop acts swept eight of the top 10 positions on the chart.

The IFPI Global Album Sales Chart ranks the biggest albums of the year based on the number of units sold across all physical formats and includes paid full album downloads.

K-pop supergroup BTS ranked No. 2 with Proof and Stray Kids came in fourth with Maxident, closely followed by Seventeen’s Face the Sun at fifth and Enhypen’s Manifesto: Day 1 at sixth.

Blackpink, the biggest girl group in the world, ranked seventh with Born Pink, followed by Stray Kids’ Oddinary at No. 8, Seventeen’s Sector 17 at No. 9 and Tomorrow X Together’s Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child at No. 10.

Sitting atop the chart was Greatest Works of Art by Taiwanese singer Jay Chou, while Midnights by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was at No. 3.

BTS, in particular, charted in the top five for the third consecutive year. — Bernama


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