Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups with Gorgeous Album Packaging That Will Make You Spend Money

Tags: #kpopgirlgroup ,   #kpopalbum ,   #ITZY ,   #TWICE ,   #BLACKPINK ,   #kpop

Scarlett Goldstein

Scarlett Goldstein

Last updated:  2022-08-17 06:00:06

Before the 3rd generation of K-pop, no one really cared how beautiful the box or the photobook of an album is – music was all that mattered. However, the audience is way pickier now. Therefore, many albums now have insane sale numbers mainly because they'd look stunning on a bookshelf! Are they selling music or books now, or both? Today, kpop girl groups dominate the world of aesthetics in physical k pop releases. Thus, we'll show you the top ten kpop groups with such pretty albums that you won't resist!

10. Red Velvet, Sometimes, Lately

If we turn a blind eye when it comes to jewel cases, Red Velvet has a gorgeous physical collection

We had to put "sometimes, lately" in the title since Red Velvet belongs to the 3rd generation, and SM Entertainment used to mess things up in the past. Unfortunately, the ladies used to get jewel cases in thin boxes for their fantastic music. Still, SM tries to solve this issue by giving them way better physical releases now!

Since SM is prone to experiment and sometimes make mistakes, we'll highlight some of their best creative attempts. "Feel My Rhythm" is absolutely gorgeous and royalcore. "Queendom" has a case version that looks awesome on any shelf, and the "ReVe Festival" era did them justice all the way. Even the classic SM photobook like "The Red Summer" was remarkable for its concept!

9. Everglow

The girls had more albums after this video came out, but you can still see most of the beauty here!

Unlike Red Velvet, Everglow succeeded almost all the time when it came to the packaging, even when they experimented. However, there is one unique way of creating an album for them – the CD plate and the photobook are separated yet held together by a slipcover. "Arrival of Everglow," "Hush," and "Last Melody" work exactly like that!

Their prettiest album yet is "-77.82X-78.29", with holographic moments and iconic pictures brought in two versions. The colors, the vibe, everything makes you buy it! The truth is, Everglow, with its galaxy concept, suits the physical releases so well. You can get creative when you have such unique types of songs and music videos!


"Crazy in Love" is their best album and the best packaging – all at once!

Another group almost constantly changing details about its packaging is ITZY. These JYP sweethearts are known for the girl crush and confidence concept. From "It'z Icy" to the newer releases, you can never predict what's the size and idea of the future photobook. "Crazy in Love" wasn't even a photobook only since it was a genuine pizza box!

Moreover, the most significant part about collecting ITZY is the inclusions you get. The tradition of two photocards per album is way better than only one, and they tend to have such cute moments with the postcards, polaroids, and similar tiny inclusions. Their pre-order benefits are literally the best in the industry, so we'd pre-order their stuff if we were you!

7. Rocket Punch

"Pink Punch" is their debut, but they still stick to the same packaging, and something about it is so convincing!

You might not know this girl group since many kpop fans sleep on their talent. Still, there's no reason for that because their music is catchy and cute, and everything you need if you get tired of the content girl crush concept! Luckily, their album packaging style is also more than attractive, and collecting them might be your next obsession!

The thing that's amazing about their physical releases is that they always stick to the same size and the same hardcover photobook with cute motives and various colors. Hence, the albums on your shelf look symmetrical and seem like the actual books with a royal design. The "Ring Ring" single album is underwhelming compared to the other releases, but that's OK!

6. Cherry Bullet

The purple, dazzle version of "Cherry Wish" is a dream come true and one of the prettiest albums ever made!

Here we are with another underrated group of ladies who deserve billions of views and millions of album sales since their packaging and music are always on point. Sometimes it isn't even about the form they create – their concept photos are so attractive that you'd buy the album for the beauty of the photobook!

For example, "Let's Play Cherry Bullet" and "Love Adventure" would be a basic hardcover photobook style if it wasn't for the video game pictures. However, "Cherry Rush" stepped up the game in the best way possible, and we hope you grabbed it before it got sold out on most sites. "Cherry Wish" and its butterflies might be the greatest blessing on your shelf, too, so grab both!

5. aespa

Digipak, photobook, case… You'll never know which one is your favorite

We had to wait a bit longer until aespa received their physical release, as "Black Mamba," "Next Level," and their other songs didn't get an album that you can buy. However, once that finally happened, it was fire, and it got three versions looking entirely different. Spoiler alert: you won't choose one of them since you'll get obsessed with all three!

Moreover, aespa is the best example of how album versions in kpop should look. It's not always about changing the color or cover but sticking to the same size and shape. aespa literally changed everything about the versions, with digipack, photobook, and case looking unique. The digipack got sold out so fast that it's a challenge to find it now, for a reason!


This collection costs thousands of dollars!

We're already in the god-tier zone, and BLACKPINK is the revolution in many ways. Their physical releases are so royal and give off that rich vibe that their group has always represented! From "Square Up" to the solo releases, BLACKPINK never misses, and their albums are the minimalistic art on your shelf.

"The Album" might have a basic name when it comes to the albums, but it has class and thickness. That box could break glass, as it's cumbersome and full of content! Furthermore, BLACKPINK is well-known for its exclusive stuff, such as member photobooks, summer diaries, and season's greetings that take your breath away. You'll need a lot of money, though!


This is one of the prettiest albums ever created!

One of the greatest mistakes in k pop is IZ*ONE's disbandment, as they performed outstandingly on charts and were highly acclaimed. However, their physical releases are so fantastic that it's worth putting them in the top three! Most of their albums are boxes with many inclusions, versions, and colors, and you'll want all of them!

Unfortunately, it's a complex task to locate sealed IZ*ONE albums now, as the group isn't active anymore. Still, if you find them in any way, you'll have the prettiest shelf. Everyone will want to steal those albums from you, so keep your doors locked! Jokes aside, their thick boxes and aesthetic photos are any collector's burning desire.

2. Dreamcatcher

We have no idea what's better – the aesthetics or the songs!

When we say god-tier packaging, we imagine all Dreamcatcher releases sitting on our shelves. Both regular and limited editions, with thousands of photocards and other inclusions! This flawless group doesn't only have skipless discography, but they also seem to be game-changers regarding the packaging!

Moreover, if you asked a multi-stan to show you their shelf, they'd probably start with Dreamcatcher, as owning these is a kind of prestige in kpop. Most of the albums are out of print now, and they hardly get a restock. However, if you catch them on time, you'll never sell them because they are what makes your shelf extraordinary!


Collecting TWICE means thousands of photocards in your binder!

Ladies and gentlemen, we've come to the group that steals your heart for their personalities, insane music, and unpredictable yet fantastic packaging! Like ITZY, you'll never know what the next TWICE album will look like, but you'll 99% like it anyway since the girls sell their albums like hot cakes, and the company is putting an effort in!

Moreover, the girls are getting their own time to shine in their individual "Yes, I Am" photobooks, and these are so attractive you'll want to spend money on them all! To make it even better, TWICE are the only girl group releasing monographs for each era – a collection of high-quality photos, hardcover and professional. Someone should give JYP a medal for TWICE promo and releases!

Take it as a blessing or curse - newer kpop girl groups are really putting a lot of effort into the packaging. Hence, we see the whole industry focusing on pretty albums since people now care a lot about aesthetics. Once you start collecting, there's no way back – welcome to heaven and hell, what else can we say!

Do you collect any K-pop groups from our top ten list? If so, which one is your Achilles' heel, and you always have to spend money on it? Let us know your favorites!

Photo: Instagram/IZ*ONE



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Cocoa87 Says:

I'm already spending way too much money on these!

August 04 at 09:26:09 AM

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