Oricon, a Japan-based company that collects data on music and the music industry similar to Billboard in the U.S., recently released their Top 100 World Albums Chart for the first half of 2020. The albums on the chart are based on number of sales of the albums in Japan.
So far this year, 13 different K-Pop albums are ranked on this list, and a couple artists are featured multiple times! Here are the ranking albums, their place on the list, and the number of albums sold.
#1: BTS’s Map of the Soul: 7 (429k sales)
#26: TWICE’s &TWICE (59.3k sales)
#30: Super Junior’s I Think U (52k sales)
#31: NCT Dream’s The Dream (51.8k sales)
#33: IZ*ONE’s BLOOM*IZ (50.9k sales)
#35: NCT 127’s Neo Zone (48.5k sales)
#37: SEVENTEEN’s An Ode (44.2k sales)
#44: Stray Kids’ SKZ2020 (38.1k sales)
#49: TXT’s The Dream Chapter: Eternity (35.8k sales)
#89: ATEEZ’s Treasure Ep.: Map to Answer (19k sales)
#90: TXT’s The Dream Chapter: Magic (18.3k sales)
#96: Max’s Chocolate (18k sales)
#100: BTS’s Map of the Soul: Persona (17.5k sales)