EXO ranks #1 on Gaon's Top 15 Best-Selling Male Artists of 2013

Here’s another achievement for EXO! The boys are ranked #1 on Gaon’s Top 15 Best-Selling Male Artists of 2013… In fact, they’re Gaon’s top selling artist overall! And keep in mind these are domestic sales only, not including international sales.

EXO managed to sell over 459,801 albums this year on Gaon’s chart alone. They managed to beat out top groups like SHINee and INFINITE for the top ranked position.

In related rookie Kpop group news, VIXX ranked #6 on Gaon’s chart with 205,966 albums sold and B.A.P ranked #7 with 191,003 albums sold.

Not bad for rookie groups. They managed to rank better than groups like 2PM, B1A4, B2ST, and more!

EXO ranks first on Gaons Top 15 male artists of 2013

What’s surprising is that EXO even surpassed Girls’ Generation and F(x)’s album sales on Gaon’s chart this year! SNSD ranked #1 on Gaon’s Top 15 female artists this year, with 326,162 albums sold this year. F(x) came in second place with 79,672 albums sold.

Way to go EXO (and actually, way to go SM Entertainment. Your artists have taken the top spots on both sections of the chart). SM Entertainment sold 1,400,144 albums total on Gaon’s chart alone this year… sealing their position as the #1 entertainment label in Korea.

Here are the rankings:

Top 15 Male Artists [Domestic]

1.  Exo: 459,801
2.  SHINee: 380,884
3.  Infinite: 380,186
4.  Cho Yong Pil: 244,779
5.  Kim Jaejoong: 206,927
6.  VIXX: 205,966
7.  B.A.P: 191,003
8.  Teen Top: 152,526
9.  2PM: 139,313
10.  CN Blue: 135,845
11.  B1A4: 134,878
12.  Kim Hyun Joong: 103,383
13.  B2ST: 98,541
14.  Infinite H: 92,394
15.  Xia Junsu: 90,794

Top 15 Female Artists [Domestic]

1. SNSD: 326,162
2. F(x): 79,672
3. APink: 41,646
4. T-ara N4: 27,586
5. Sistar: 20,955
6. Girl’s Day: 19,251
7. Lee Hi: 17,746
8. Lee Hyori: 16,847
9. Davichi: 16,168
10. 4Minute: 15,972
11. Rainbow: 14,179
12. Sistar19: 13,156
13. AfterSchool: 12,672
14. Baek Ji Young: 12,307
15. HELLOVENUS: 11,197

Congrats to EXO for achieving so many accomplishments this year! These boys are definitely the “it-group” of their generation. Also congrats to VIXX and B.A.P for ranking high as well.

Source: Kpop Sales