Hanteo is one of South Korea’s major music charts, alongside Gaon, and has a specific system of counting global K-Pop album sales in real-time. Here are the only four groups in Hanteo history that managed to sell over a million albums in a week or less.
Making their first entry into Hanteo’s first-week million-sellers, TXT’s latest mini-album minisode 2 : Thursday’s Child did more than earn over 1.2 million streams on the first day of its release.
Hanteo reported that the mini-album’s sales reached 1,072,854 copies in just two short days.
2. NCT DREAM
NCT DREAM’s first full-length album Hot Sauce was so highly anticipated and well-received by fans that it sold 1,010,948 copies in seven days. Because they’re always growing, they recently managed to beat their own record.
A year later, they came back with their second full-length album, Glitch Mode, taking only four days to sell over a million copies. By the end of the week, Hanteo reported the group had sold 1,405,199.
Continuing their streak of selling over a million albums with every release, SEVENTEEN didn’t only reach that goal once or twice. With their last three mini-albums, they became triple million sellers on Hanteo.
- Heng:garæ (2020) — 1,097,891
- Your Choice (2021) — 1,364,127
- Attacca (2021) — 1,335,862
BTS also continued their streak of selling at least a million albums in the first week, managing to do so four times. In fact, three of their albums sold over two million copies in the first week—one of them selling over three million.
- MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA (2019) — 2,130,480
- MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 (2020) — 3,378,633
- BE (2020) — 2,274,882
- Butter (2021) — 1,975,363