The Top 10 Countries With The Highest Hanteo-Authenticated K-Pop Album Sales In 2021 So Far

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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, which shows that fans in 119 regions worldwide have been authenticating their favorite idols’ albums. Here are the countries with the highest authenticated sales rates between January and June 2021.

10. Indonesia

Indonesia ranks 10th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Indonesian fans accumulating 2.31% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in Indonesia (in order) are BTS, EXO, TXT, NCT 127, and Stray Kids.

Stray Kids | JYP Entertainment

9. Japan

Japan ranks 9th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Japanese fans accumulating 3.03% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in Japan (in order) are BTS, TVXQ, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, and EXO.

TVXQ | SM Entertainment

8. Russia

Russia ranks 8th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Russian fans accumulating 4.59% of the total authenticated sales. According to data from Statista, Russian fans spend 16 hours a month consuming K-Pop content, making them the world’s seventh-highest consumers.

SEVENTEEN | Pledis Entertainment

7. Singapore

Singapore ranks 7th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Singaporean fans accumulating 4.87% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in Singapore (in order) are BTS, EXO, TWICE, GOT7, and SEVENTEEN.

GOT7 | JYP Entertainment

6. France

France ranks 6th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with French fans accumulating 5.62% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in France (in order) are BTS, EXO, ATEEZ, TXT, and Stray Kids.

ATEEZ | KQ Entertainment

5. Thailand

Thailand ranks 5th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Thailand fans accumulating 5.99% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in Thailand (in order) are GOT7, BTS, BLACKPINK, EXO, and NCT 127.

BLACKPINK | YG Entertainment

4. The Philippines

The Philippines ranks 4th for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with the Philippines fans accumulating 7.23% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in the Philippines (in order) are BTS, BLACKPINK, EXO, TXT, and TWICE.

TWICE | JYP Entertainment

3. China

China ranks 3rd for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Chinese fans accumulating 10.30% of the total authenticated sales. China has long been one of the most popular territories for K-Pop, so it’s no surprise Chinese fans made the top three.

EXO | SM Entertainment

2. Malaysia

Malaysia ranks 2nd for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with Malaysian fans accumulating 17.65% of the total authenticated sales. According to data from Statista, Malaysian fans spend 20 hours a month consuming K-Pop content, making them the world’s fourth-highest consumers.

TXT | Big Hit Music

1. United States

And the United States ranks 1st for album authentications on Hanteo this year so far, with American fans accumulating 19.97% of the total authenticated sales. According to data collected by Twitter last year, the most popular K-Pop groups in the United States (in order) are BTS, TWICE, TXT, ATEEZ, and GOT7.

BTS | Big Hit Music

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