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Top Kpop Albums With the Highest Pre-orders: BLACKPINK girls are the only female artists to be on the list!

Many Kpop albums have surpassed the milestone of million pre-order copies, however the number of female artists with products on this list is exceptionally modest.

The number of pre-ordered albums is an essential measure for determining K-pop artists’ popularity. In recent years, an increasing number of pre-order records have been set. Their owners can be solo artists or groups, as well as Gen 3 or Gen 4 representatives from big or even small companies.

Here are the 23 highest pre-ordered albums in K-pop history.

23. EX’ACT – EXO

22. 1×1=1 (To Be One) – Wanna One

21. An Ode – SEVENTEEN

20. The Chaos Chapter: Freeze – TXT

19. Delight – Baekhyun

18. LALISA – Lisa

17. The War by EXO

16. ZERO: FEVER Part.3 – ATEEZ

15. NOEASY – Stray Kids

14. Bambi – Baekhyun

13. THE ALBUM – BLACKPINK

12. Love Yourself: Her – BTS

11. Heng:garae – SEVENTEEN

10. ; [Semicolon] – SEVENTEEN

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9. Don’t Mess Up My Tempo – EXO

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8. RESONANCE Pt. 1 – NCT

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7. Don’t Fight The Feeling – EXO

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6. Love Yourself: Tear – BTS

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5. Love Yourself: Answer – BTS

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4. Hot Sauce – NCT Dream

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3. Sticker – NCT 127

Sticker is the first album in the top three to receive up to 2 million pre-orders. NCT 127′s product, which was launched on September 17, 2021, obtained an exact amount of pre-orders of 2,120,000 copies. Because the Sticker album has just been available for a week, there are no official sales figures for the first seven days.

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2. Map Of The Soul: Persona – BTS

Released on April 12, 2019, BTS’s Map Of The Soul: Persona had a pre-ordered number of 2,680,000 copies, thereby taking the runner-up position in this list. In the first week of sales, 2,130,480 copies of this album were sold.

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1. Map Of The Soul: 7 – BTS

BTS is known as the “king of albums”, so it’s not surprising that the first place continues to belong to one of their products. Released on February 21, 2020, the album Map Of The Soul: 7 reached 4,020,000 pre-orders – almost double another album of the same series, which ranked at No. 2.

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Furthermore, Map Of The Soul: 7 sold 3,378,633 albums in its first week of release. Currently, this is still the Kpop album with the highest number of pre-orders and first-week sales of all-time.

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