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

Some of these groups didn’t even release albums this year!

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 girl groups with the most albums authenticated outside South Korea between January 1 and June 20, 2021.

10. LOONA

LOONA has the 10th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 48th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. While LOONA didn’t release an album during the data collection period for the first half of 2021, their October 2020 release [12:00] has only been growing in popularity. To date, [12:00] has sold over 86,000 copies on Hanteo in total.

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9. PURPLE K!SS

PURPLE K!SS has the 9th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 47th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. PURPLE K!SS only officially debuted back in March, but they’re fast becoming one of the most popular rookie groups among international fans. So far, their debut album Into Violet has told over 22,000 total copies on Hanteo.

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8. Weeekly

Weeekly has the 8th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 45th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. Weeekly’s first album was already remarkably successful, but this year, they upped the ante with their second mini-album, We Play. We Play sold over 35,000 copies on Hanteo in total as of May this year.

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7. IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE has the 7th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 35th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. Even following the group’s disbandment, IZ*ONE is still racking up album sales. They didn’t release an album in 2021, but Oneiric Diary (released in June 2020) has now reached over 458,000 total sales on Hanteo.

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6. (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE has the 6th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 33rd for K-Pop artist authentications overall. The members have mostly been focusing on their solo careers this year, but their most recent album I Burn, has over 154,000 total sales on Hanteo so far.

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5. MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO has the 5th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 28th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. Right at the beginning of June, MAMAMOO released WAW, and it’s already sold over 79,000 copies on Hanteo worldwide.

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4. ITZY

ITZY has the 4th highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 22nd for K-Pop artist authentications overall. ITZY switched up their sound with Guess Who in April this year and smashed their past sales. As of this month, Guess Who has sold a total of over 234,000 copies.

3. TWICE

TWICE has the 3rd highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 20th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. Their latest album, Taste of Love, released just weeks before tracking for Hanteo’s list ended, but combined with sales of past albums, its 294,000 copies sold push it to the top three.

2. BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK has the 2nd highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year so far, ranking 16th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. Nine months after its release, BLACKPINK’s debut album—The Album—is still selling like hotcakes. As of this month, The Album has over 783,000 total copies sold on Hanteo.

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1. Dreamcatcher

And in first place, Dreamcatcher has the highest authentication rate on Hanteo for girl groups this year, ranking 8th for K-Pop artist authentications overall. Dreamcatcher started off this year with Dystopia: Road to Utopia. By early June, it recorded over 91,000 total copies sold on Hanteo worldwide.

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