The top 10 groups with the highest album revenue for the first half of 2018 was updated with more recent data. The sales data collected between January and June of this year, the album revenue was calculated for each K-pop group.
*Therefore, certain groups revenues were made form multiple album releases in 2018, while other groups were made from just one album.
It should be no surprise that BTS topped the ranks- their 3rd album ‘Fake love’ sold 1,750,117 copies and at a retail price of 19,000 KRW (~16.83 USD) each. Thier total revenue was approximately 33.25 billion KRW (~29,454,954 USD)
#2 Wanna One
Wanna One coming in 2nd place, their two albums released this year ‘Boomerang’ and ‘light’ collected a total revenue of approximately 27.57 billion KRW (~24,425,324 USD)