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8 of 2022’s top 10 best-selling albums were from K-pop artists

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Top 10 Global Album Sales Chart released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI]
Top 10 Global Album Sales Chart released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI]

Eight out of ten best-selling albums around the world in 2022 were K-pop, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said Tuesday.

“Proof” by boy band BTS was the second most-sold album of 2022 according to the Global Album Sales Chart, making it the boy band’s third consecutive year to land on the Global Album Sales Chart. “Maxident” by boy band Stray Kids landed at No. 4, followed by boy band Seventeen’s “Face the Sun,” boy band Enhypen’s “Manifesto: Day 1,” girl group Blackpink’s “Born Pink,” Stray Kids’ “Oddinary,” Seventeen’s “Sector 17” and boy band Tomorrow X Together’s “Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child” coming at No. 10.

Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou’s “Greatest Works of Art” landed No. 1 and Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” landed No. 3.

BY CHO YONG-JUN [cho.yongjun1@joongang.co.kr]