gaon has released their year end chart for 2018. poet l artist finished out the year with 235,965 in total sales with 31,563 of these sales coming from december alone. (see the december chart here.) it ranked #20 on the year end chart overall. it is the highest selling solo album of 2018, and also the highest selling release by shinee on gaon ever, both in general and in terms of single year sales.
along with this, six other shinee releases made the year end chart: the story of light – ep.1 at #40 (115,234), the story of light – ep.3 at #47 (98,998), the story of light – ep. at #48 (97,220), voice (onew) at #64 (69,023), face (key) at #72 (60,053), and the story of light – epilogue at #86 (50,635).