NCT Dream's 'Hot Sauce, ITZY's 'GUESS WHO,' & More are the Top 30 Best-Selling Albums for May 2021

On June 1, Hanteo Chart released the rankings of their monthly physical album chart for May 2021.

Keep on reading to know which K-pop albums sold the most for that month!

NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce" is the No. 1 Best-selling Album in May 2021

"Double Million" seller NCT Dream topped the monthly album chart for May 2021 with their first full album "Hot Sauce," released on May 10.

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According to Hanteo Chart, NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce" recorded a total of 1,659,865 copies within that month. The album ranked first on Hanteo's weekly album chart for three consecutive weeks.

On its first week of sales, NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce" impressively surpassed one million copies. In particular, a total of 1,010,766 copies were sold from May 10 to 16. This the first album from SM Entertainment to sell one million copies in the first seven days.

NCT Dream Hot Sauce
(Photo : NCT Dream Twitter)

In addition, NCT Dream is the third K-pop group to sell more than one million album copies in the first week, following BTS and SEVENTEEN. Also, NCT Dream is the youngest million-seller, with eldest Mark at 21 years old and youngest member Jisung at 19.

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NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce" is now the fifth all-time best-selling album in the first week, following three albums by BTS and one album by SEVENTEEN.

ITZY's "GUESS WHO" is the Second-Best-selling Album in May 2021

Following NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce" on Hanteo's monhtly album chart is ITZY's "GUESS WHO." The album sold 159,691 copies for the entire May 2021, becoming the best-selling album by a K-pop girl group for that month.

"GUESS WHO" topped Hanteo's weekly album chart in the first week of May with 126,959 copies sold. The album even took first place on the daily album chart on May 1, May 3, May 4, and May 6.

So far, ITZY is the No. 1 best-selling K-pop girl group in 2021 with more than 300,000 copies sold on Hanteo Chart.

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(Photo : ITZY Twitter)

Released on April 30, "GUESS WHO" broke personal records for ITZY in terms of pre-orders and first-week sales. The album is also doing quite well on music charts, including some major Billboard global charts.

With "GUESS WHO," ITZY entered the Billboard 200 chart for the first time since their debut. Because of this, ITZY has become the eighth K-pop girl group to debut on the Billboard chart, following BoA, 2NE1, Girls' Generation, Girls' Generation-TTS, TWICE, BLACKPINK, and LOONA.

These are the Top 30 Best-selling Albums on Hanteo Chart for May 2021:

  1. NCT Dream - "Hot Sauce" (1,659,865)
  2. ITZY - "GUESS WHO" (159,691)
  3. SHINee Taemin - "Advice" (100,929)
  4. Super Junior Yesung - "Beautiful Night" (95,638)
  5. Highlight - "The Blowing" (95,372)
  6. TXT - "The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE" (94,276)
  7. ONEUS - "Binary Code" (92,697)
  8. Oh My Girl - "Dear Oh My Girl" (77,978)
  9. ENHYPEN - "Border: Carnival" (61,502)
  10. WJSN The Black - "My Attitude" (55,589)
  11. FROMIS 9 - "9 Way Ticket" (44,039)
  12. ATEEZ - "Zero Fever, Pt. 2" (35,617)
  13. Everglow - "Last Melody" (32,002)
  14. ONF - "City of ONF" (31,324)
  15. NCT - "NCT 2020: Resonance" (26,111)
  16. NCT Dream - "We Boom" (24,590)
  17. WayV - "Kick Back" (20,384)
  18. NCT 127 - "We Are Superhuman" (19,987)
  19. TO1 - "Re:Born" (19,447)
  20. P1Harmony - "Disharmony: Break Out" (18,607)
  21. NCT Dream - "The First" (18,424)
  22. NCT 127 - "NCT #127 Neo Zone" N, C Ver. (17,584)
  23. Red Velvet's Wendy - "LIKE WATER" (16,235)
  24. Rocket Punch - "Ring Ring" (14,333)
  25. IU - "LILAC" (11,690)
  26. Sung Si Kyung - "Siot" (11,606)
  27. NCT 127 - "NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round" (11,595)
  28. NCT - "NCT 2018 Empathy" (10,776)
  29. EXO'S Baekhyun - "Bambi" (10,176)
  30. Blitzers - "Check-in" (9,982)

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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