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Hanteo Ranks The Top K-Pop Girl Groups With The Largest International Hanteo-Authenticated Sales

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jul 09, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

One of the most popular charts in Korea, Hanteo, counts how many albums have been bought by individual buyers. When a netizen from Korea buys a K-pop album their purchase is counted both on Billboard and Hanteo thus letting both companies track the sales.

But beyond local numbers, Hanteo's system goes far beyond domestic sales but reaches international sales as well. Hanteo uses their 'Whosfan', their latest authentication system. From this, Hanteo is able to track album sales from all over the world!

At present, the first half of 2021 has already ended and with it, Hanteo has released a new listing regarding a special category. 

With that, here are Hanteo's picks for their top 10 K-pop girl groups with the highest album sales which are authenticated internationally, outside South Korea from the days dating the 1st of January until the 20th of June, this year:

1. Dreamcatcher's "Dystopia: Road to Utopia"

Dreamcatcher started off this year with "Dystopia: Road to Utopia." By early June, it recorded over 91,000 total copies sold on Hanteo worldwide.

2. BLACKPINK's "The Album"

BLACKPINK's album appropriately titled "The Album" is still making rounds even though it was released approximately 9 months ago. Currently, "The Album" has sold more than 783,000 copies on Hanteo.

3. TWICE's "Taste of Love"

Released only last week, TWICE's "Taste of Love," still made the top 3 of Hanteo's list as it was able to sell over 294,000 copies worldwide.

4. ITZY's "Guess Who"

ITZY world dominance? Their latest album, "Guess Who," broke their personal records on charts and sales, and as of writing this article, "Guess Who" has now been able to sell more than 234,000 copies worldwide.


MAMAMOO released "WAW" earlier in June and their album has already sold over 79,000 copies on Hanteo from all over the world.

6. (G)I-DLE's "I Burn"

(G)I-DLE's latest album entitled "I Burn" has made a total of 154,000 total sales on Hanteo as of writing this article.

7. IZ*ONE's "Oneiric Diary"

Although they disbanded, IZ*ONE is still making headlines. The K-pop girl group did not drop an album in 2021, but their 2020 album, "Oneiric Diary," has now reached more than 458,000 in total sales on Hanteo.

8. Weeekly's "We Play"

Weeekly's second mini-album, "We Play," made headlines similar to their immensely popular first album. Currently, "We Play" has sold over 35,000 copies on Hanteo in total this year.

9. PURPLE K!SS' "Into Violet"

PURPLE K!SS made their debut this year in March with their debut album "Into Violet." As of writing this article, "Into Violet" has been able to tally 22,000 album sales on Hanteo.

10. LOONA's "12:00"

Although LOONA did not drop an album in for the first half of 2021, their October 2020 release "12:00" was able to mark their place on this list. Currently, "12:00" has been able to sell over 86,000 copies on Hanteo.

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