The Top 10 Boy Groups With The Highest Hanteo-Authenticated International Sales In 2021 So Far

These boy groups are taking K-Pop global.

Did you know that chart system Hanteo doesn’t just track album sales in South Korea? Using its new Whosfan authentication system, Hanteo is able to track genuine album sales across the whole world. Now, the chart has released its sales data for the first half of this year—here are the top 10 boy groups with the most albums authenticated outside South Korea between January 1 and June 20, 2021.

10. Super Junior

Super Junior has the 10th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups this year so far, ranking 12th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. After sixteen years, Super Junior’s sales are still going strong. Their most recent album, The Renaissance, has sold over 325,000 copies in total on Hanteo since March 2021.

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9. ONEUS

ONEUS has the 9th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups this year so far, ranking 11th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. This year, ONEUS released their first studio album (Devil) and a new mini-album, Binary Code. The latter has sold over 90,000 copies on Hanteo so far, while Devil has reached over 82,000 sales.

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8. ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN has the 8th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups this year so far, ranking 9th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. ENHYPEN made their first comeback this year with second mini-album Border: Carnival. To date, it has over 464,000 sales in total on Hanteo.

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7. Stray Kids

Stray Kids has the 7th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. Released in September 2020, repackage In Life is Stray Kids’ most recent Korean album, but it’s been selling well throughout 2021. Hanteo sales figures show it’s sold over 364,000 copies in total.

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6. TXT

TXT has the 6th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. TXT brought fans a new trilogy this year beginning with The Chaos Chapter: Freeze. Even though it was only released at the end of May 2021, its current Hanteo sales sit at 676,000 copies.

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5. TREASURE

TREASURE has the 5th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. Back in January, TREASURE’s first studio album—The First Step: Treasure Effect—was released. Throughout the first half of the year, the album’s Hanteo sales sit at over 240,000 copies.

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4. MONSTA X

MONSTA X has the 4th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. Just a month ago, MONSTA X released a new mini-album: One of a Kind, which has sold over 269,000 copies on Hanteo in total.

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3. NCT Dream

NCT Dream has the 3rd highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. NCT Dream smashed records in 2021 with Hot Sauce. In total, the album has sold a staggering 1.78 million copies on Hanteo.

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2. ATEEZ

ATEEZ has the 2nd highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. ATEEZ fans were treated to Zero: Fever Part.2 in March this year. Over the past few months, it’s surpassed 420,000 copies sold on Hanteo.

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1. BTS

And in first place, BTS has the highest authentication rate on Hanteo for boy groups (and all groups overall) this year so far. BTS is still yet to release an album this year, but that hasn’t stopped them from topping Hanteo’s authentication chart for the first half of 2021. Once the Butter single album releases later this month, the group’s sales are only set to rise.

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