Best selling albums in China

This list of best selling album in China includes the most successful records by amount of sales on five digital platforms in China: QQ Music (QQ 音乐), NetEase Music (网易 云 音乐), Kugou (酷 狗 音乐), Kuwo (酷 我 音乐), Migo Music (咪 咕 音乐).

The best selling digital album in China is 就要 掷地有声 的 炸裂 (Going To Powerfully Burst) by R1SE with a sales of 3.022.457 copies. Taylor Swift is the most successful English speaking artist, with three albums in top 10: 1989, Lover and Reputation.

1 Chinese music market
2 List of best-selling digital albums in China

Chinese music market

Despite the huge population of China, the musicians here never reached huge sales. The reason for this was the weak development of the music market and the high level of piracy. For example, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) reported that, while in 1997 China’s music sales ranked it 21st in the world, the estimated sale of the pirate versions was 20 times of that of the legal copies. On this basis, if there were no piracy, China’s music sales would have placed the 3rdin the world after the United States and Japan. According to IFPI, from 2004 to 2012, China was not even in the top 20 largest markets in the world. However, in the past few years with the development of streaming platforms, the Chinese music market has shown significant growth: 20th place in 2012, 14th in 2015, 12th in 2016. In 2017, China entered the top ten for the first time, and in 2018 and 2019 it climbed to 7th place.

List of best selling digital albums in China

Going To Powerfully Burst by R1SE is the best selling digital album in China
RANKARTISTALBUMSALES
1LAYHONEY4 664 557
2CHRIS LEEGROWING WILD – EP1 野3 416 672
3LU HANRELOADED I3 358 873
4KRIS WU63 205 365
5ZHU ZHENGTINGTHE WINTER LIGHT (冬日告白)3 068 910
6R1SEGOING TO POWERFULLY BURST (就要掷地有声的炸裂)2 987 739
7BIGBANGMADE2 810 547
8CHENGCHENG FANI’M HERE2 760 970
9JUSTINHARD ROAD2 754 052
10ROCKET GIRLS 1012 202 590
11JAY CHOUJAY CHOU’S BEDTIME STORIES (周杰伦的床边故事)1 979 399
12ZHU ZHENGTINGCHAPTER Z1 949 973
13CHRIS LEEWOW (哇)1 819 719
14TAYLOR SWIFTREPUTATION1 608 569
15TAYLOR SWIFT19891 594 792
16TAYLOR SWIFTLOVER1 565 105
17ZHANG YUNLEIBLUE SKY (蓝色天空)1 526 463
18G-DRAGONKWON JI YONG1 491 042
19LU HANRELOADED +1 429 902
20LU HANΠ-VOLUME.21 313 949
21CHRIS LEELIUXING (流行)1 240 296
22UNINEUNUSUAL1 237 184
23LAYNAMANANA (梦不落雨林)1 146 459
24CHRIS LEEGROWING WILD – EP2 蛮1 143 678
25CHRIS LEEGROWING WILD – EP4 长1 061 945
26CHRIS LEEGROWING WILD – EP3 生1 029 721
27JJ LINMESSAGE IN A BOTTLE (伟大的渺小)1 008 097
28CHENGCHENG FANLIKE A FAN1 007 803
29NINE PERCENTTO THE NINES977 652
30LAYSHEEP971 886
31LAYWINTER SPECIAL GIFT876 983
32NEXT (CHINESE BAND)THE FIRST I851 727
33JACKSON WANGMIRRORS814 915
34UNINEUNLOCK739 600
35ROCKET GIRLS 101THE WIND (立风)711 292
36BLACKPINKKILL THIS LOVE655 347
37NINE PERCENTMORE THAN FOREVER (限定的记忆)655 029
38WANG CHENYIEVEN WONG640 945
39ZHU ZHENGTINGWAITING FOR A SIGN (待签收)640 352
40KRIS WUANTARES597 747
41ONERBABY I DO588 988
42EASON CHANL.O.V.E.531 473
43BTSMAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA511 386
44JOLIN TSAIUGLY BEAUTY501 447
45JASON ZHANG未·LIVE491 481
46GOOD SISTER BAND孙燕姿 NO.13 作品:跳舞的梵谷482 781
47EMINEMKAMIKAZE473 014
48TIMMY XU15分钟的疯狂454 408
49JASON ZHANG越爱越强451 765
50MAO BUYI平凡的一天436 739
51RAINIE YANG年轮说430 111
52NEXT (CHINESE BAND)THE FIRST III426 191
53TROYE SIVANBLOOM413 007
54IMAGINE DRAGONSORIGINS409 138
55ARIANA GRANDETHANK U, NEXT408 955
56IMAGINE DRAGONSEVOLVE402 031
57EASON CHANC’MON IN~401 878
58NEXT (CHINESE BAND)THE FIRST II387 701
59SODAGREEN冬 未了 MINI特别版373 697
60BTSLOVE YOURSELF: ANSWER372 513
61ZHAO LEI无法长大367 720
62EMINEMREVIVAL353 087
63JJ LIN和自己对话 FROM M.E. TO MYSELF343 526
64BTSLOVE YOURSELF: TEAR334 654
65Z.TAOT.A.O324 721
66EXOOBSESSION321 004
67X NINEX玖320 324
68FENG JIANYU一见倾心316 766
69RIHANNAANTI306 191
70A-MEI偷故事的人301 544
71G.E.M.另一个童话299 052
72DIMASH KUDAIBERGENID296 289
73BTSLOVE YOURSELF: HER286 777
74BTSYOU NEVER WALK ALONE284 872
75BAEKHYUNCITY LIGHTS277 261
76MAROON 5RED PILL BLUES269 246
77X NINEKEEP ONLINE NO版266 012
78ED SHEERANDIVIDE256 291
79CHARLIE PUTHVOICENOTES242 603
80BRIDGE新大陆241 347
81ARIANA GRANDEDANGEROUS WOMAN240 193
82EMINEMMUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY233 700
83LI YI FENGDREAM VISIT230 745
84KAREN MOK我们在中场相遇229 514
85HWANG CHI-YEUL致列·爱210 666
86JASON ZHANG未·LIVE 2209 549
87LI XIKANK201 750
88NEXT (CHINESE BAND)NEXT TO YOU201 355
89G.E.M.睡皇后200 491
90RADWIMPS天気の子 COMPLETE VERSION193 721
91G.E.M.毒苹果187 908
92WANG KAI画外音187 172
93TAEYEONPURPOSE – THE 2ND ALBUM183 371
94TAEYEONWHITE NIGHT180 114
95LAYLOSE CONTROL177 887
96JAY CHOU哎呦,不错哦174 689
97X NINEKEEP ONLINE YES版174 031
98WANG LEEHOMA.I. 爱166 908
99ARIANA GRANDESWEETENER165 486
100EXO-SCWHAT A LIFE165 219
101ONER舞会164 671
102SUPER JUNIORTIME_SLIP / TIMELESS163 973
103PU SHU猎户星座160 714
104BTSWINGS156 693
105BTSYOUNG FOREVER155 076
106RADWIMPS天気の子153 162
107NICKI MINAJQUEEN147 795
108MAMAMOOREALITY IN BLACK144 889
109SAM SMITHTHE THRILL OF IT ALL144 609
110ED SHEERANNO. 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT144 107
111KATY PERRYWITNESS142 273
112JESSICAWITH LOVE, J140 600
113BIBI ZHOU翻白眼III138 771
114BIBI ZHOU翻白眼137 620
115XU WEI无尽光芒136 251
116LORDEMELODRAMA135 861
117WINNERWE135 743
118AVRIL LAVIGNEHEAD ABOVE WATER135 225
119SING女团解梦134 104
120BIBI ZHOU重命名131 872
121SEUNGRITHE GREAT SEUNGRI131 484
122GOOD SISTER BAND实名制131 145
123LANA DEL REYLUST FOR LIFE129 621
124BIBI ZHOULUNAR126 398
125LINKIN PARKONE MORE LIGHT123 653
126WANNA ONE1-1=0 (NOTHING WITHOUT YOU)122 258
127BIBI ZHOU翻白眼II116 521
128ALAN WALKERDIFFERENT WORLD111 816
129WANNA ONE1X1=1(TO BE ONE)110 646
130MIKE ANGELO你在我心中103 814
131AARON YAN亲爱的怪物98 367
132CHEN四月, 花 (APRIL, AND A FLOWER) – THE 1ST MINI ALBUM92 727
133WANNA ONE1÷X=1 (UNDIVIDED)92 314
134JEFFERSON QIANMY ART 0.590 562
135WANNA ONE1¹¹=1 (POWER OF DESTINY)86 650
136WOOSEOK X KUANLIN980186 395
137SUPERMSUPERM – THE 1ST MINI ALBUM83 363
138CHEN LI小梦大半82 207
139WINNERCROSS81 093
140WANNA ONE0+1=1 (I PROMISE YOU)80 028
141EXODON`T MESS UP MY TEMPO / LOVE SHOT76 261
142ANGELA ZHANG?72 702
143ADELE2569 562
144HWANG CHI-YEULBE ORDINARY68 816
145BOY STORYI=U=WE:序66 026
146AARON YAN最想去的地方64 133
147CHEN LI陈粒“在蓬莱”IN BLUE NOTE BEIJING63 149
148CHEN LI62 934
149HUANG XINCHUN二十一62 250
150JESSICAMY DECADE62 186
151IKONI DECIDE61 775
152XU MENG YUAN徐梦圆 同名专辑58 302
153YOONAA WALK TO REMEMBER – SPECIAL ALBUM57 620
154WU JI FENG夏日季风55 647
155BOLBBALGAN SACHUNGIRED DIARY PAGE.252 019
156CHENDEAR MY DEAR – THE 2ND MINI ALBUM50 337
157KIMURA TAKUYAGO WITH THE FLOW48 624
158NEXT (CHINESE BAND)NEXT BEGINS46 805
159JESSICAWONDERLAND44 507
160G-DRAGONG-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR IN JAPAN39 881
161GOOD SISTER BAND西窗35 805
162U-KNOWTRUE COLORS – THE 1ST MINI ALBUM33 124
163GOOD SISTER BAND追梦人30 156
164AR校园寓言故事22 917
165LIU RENYULRY1821 665
166MISERABLE FAITH过海21 650
167鬼卞无间21 243
168ZHANG ZHEHAN19 803
169FENG JIANYU曾以为19 152
170JEFF CHANG歌 时代II17 566
171小坠青云不坠15 796
172TAEMINWANT – THE 2ND MINI ALBUM11 175
173WINNERWINNER THE BEST “SONG 4 U”9 913
174RAINBOW CHAMBER SINGERS落霞集9 157
175GENERATIONS FROM EXILE TRIBESHONEN CHRONICLE8 294
176YANGTONG遇见光之时8 161
177HWANG CHI-YEULTHE FOUR SEASONS7 400
178RAJOR恋 · LOV36 425
179HATSUNE MIKU恋糖6 213
180BOASTARRY NIGHT – THE 2ND MINI ALBUM5 427
181MARIO平和世界5 393
182YE LI我的意中人5 024
183LU XIANSEN鹿先森乐队“华年”北京工体演唱会LIVE专辑4 609
184HATSUNE MIKU放学4 497
185HATSUNE MIKUSTILL WITH U ALL3 798
186DIDOSTILL ON MY MIND2 609
187KASASIS2 356
188雨洛HUGEINFINITY1 026
189JACK SAVORETTISINGING TO STRANGERS803
190KYLIE MINOGUESTEP BACK IN TIME – THE DEFINITIVE335
191CHUI WAN306
192WANG WENYING王贝贝251
193CHASE ATLANTICPHASES162
194BIG K.R.I.T.K.R.I.T. IZ HERE155
195莫奇MY说不得137
196HUGO呼啸旅程100
197DOPE LEMONHONEY BONES74
198HOMEGROWN KIDS‘90S COUNTRY20

See also. Best selling albums by country:

Asia
ChinaHong KongIndiaIndonesiaIsraelJapanLebanonMalaysiaMiddle EastPhilippinesSingaporeSouth KoreaTaiwanThailandTurkey
Europe
AustriaBelgiumCzechoslovakiaCzech RepublicDenmarkFinlandFranceGermanyGrecceHungaryIcelandIrelandItalyLatviaNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSlovakiaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandUkraineUnited KingdomUSSRYugoslavia
Africa & Oceania
AustraliaNew ZelandSouth Africa
North & South America
ArgentinaBrazilCanadaChilieColumbiaMexicoUruguayUSAUSA LatinVenezuela