Hanteo Chart Unveils the Countries and Fandoms that Actively Participated in the First Half of 2021

On July 7, Hanteo Chart revealed which countries and fandoms contributed the most in album sales and authentications in the first half of 2021. Want to know if your country or fandom is included on the list? Then, keep on reading.

About Hanteo Chart's Album Authentication

Hanteo Chart's "Global Authentication Chart" was created by overseas K-pop fans, who are directly authenticating the albums as they purchase them.

BLACKPINK
(Photo : BLACKPINK Instagram)

Through album authentication, fans can protect the copyright of the artists, help validate the album as a genuine release, and prevent it from being reissued.

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With that said, Hanteo's "Global Authentication Chart" ranks albums that had the most authentication. Since the rankings are generally based on the fandoms' participation, this chart presents how big and active the artists' global fans are.

Hanteo Chart Reveals the Countries with Most Album Authentication in the First Half of 2021

On July 7, Hanteo Chart unveiled the Top 10 countries with the most K-pop album authentications as they buy the item.

The country with the highest authentication rate from January to June this year is the United States. It recorded 19.97%, which marked an increase of 16.98% compared to the first half of 2020. In the same period last year, the US also ranked first on the list.

TREASURE
(Photo : TREASURE Twitter)

After the US is Malaysia with 17.65% album authentication. This country was in seventh place on the list last year.

Following Malaysia is China with 10.30%, the Philippines with 7.23%, Thailand with 5.99%, France with 5.62%, Singapore with 4.87%, Russia with 4.59%, Japan with 3.03%, and Indonesia with 2.31%.

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Other countries make up 18.45% of the whole amount of album authentications.

This result proves that K-pop is garnering more popularity in America and Europe, and has solidified its presence in Southeast Asia.

Hanteo Chart Unveils the Fandoms with Most Album Authentication in the First Half of 2021

According to Hanteo Chart, a total of 346 K-pop albums have been authenticated from January to June 2021.

Despite not releasing a new album in the first half of the year, BTS obtained the most authenticated albums with their previous releases. This means ARMY was the most active fandom in the past six months.

BTS
(Photo : BTS Twitter)

The album that was the most purchased and verified is "BE." In particular, "BE: DELUXE ED" sits at No. 1, and "BE: ESSENTIAL ED" comes in second.

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Hanteo Chart revealed that the Top 3 countries from where BTS received much support are the United States, the Philippines, and Malaysia in exact order.

The fandom after ARMY is ATINY. ATEEZ had 9.94% of all the albums validated on the Hanteo Chart, and a big portion of it goes to "ZERO: FEVER Part. 2."

ATEEZ
(Photo : ATEEZ Facebook)

The Top 3 countries from where ATINYs with the most contributions are the United States, France, and Malaysia in exact order.

The third-most active fandom in authenticating albums on the Hanteo Chart is NCTzens. In particular, the album they bought the most is NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce."

NCT Dream HELLO FUTURE
(Photo : NCT Dream Twitter)

The Top 3 countries from where NCTzens with the most participation are Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines in exact order.

Here are the Top 50 Artists and Fandoms with the Most Album Authentication on the Hanteo Chart:

  1. BTS - ARMY
  2. ATEEZ - ATINY
  3. NCT Dream - NCTzen
  4. MONSTA X - Monbebe
  5. TREASURE -Teume
  6. TXT - MOA
  7. Stray Kids - STAY
  8. Dreamcatcher - InSomnia
  9. ENHYPEN - ENGENE
  10. WONHO - WENEE
  11. ONEUS - TO MOON
  12. Super Junior - E.L.F.
  13. EXO - EXO-L
  14. NCT - NCTzen
  15. CIX - FIX
  16. BLACKPINK - BLINK
  17. IU - Uaena
  18. VICTON - ALICE
  19. CRAVITY - LUVITY
  20. TWICE - ONCE
  21. ASTRO - AROHA
  22. ITZY - MIDZY
  23. BLACKPINK Rosé - BLINK
  24. NCT 127 - NCTzen
  25. The Boyz - The B
  26. SEVENTEEN - CARAT
  27. EXO Baekhyun - EXO-L
  28. MAMAMOO - MooMoo
  29. PENTAGON - UNIVERSE
  30. SHINee - SHAWOL
  31. WOODZ - MOODZ
  32. GOT7 - AHGASE
  33. (G)I-DLE - NEVERLAND
  34. AB6IX - ABNEW
  35. IZ*ONE - WIZ*ONE
  36. WayV - WayZenNi
  37. VERIVERY - VERVER
  38. P1Harmony - P1ece
  39. B.I. - ID
  40. ONF - FUSE
  41. MAMAMOO Wheein - MooMoo
  42. DAY6 - MY DAY
  43. MCND - Gem
  44. Golden Child - Goldenness
  45. Weeekly - Daileee
  46. Red Velvet Wendy - ReVeluv
  47. Purple Kiss - PLORY
  48. LOONA - Orbit
  49. WJSN THE BLACK - Ujung
  50. WJSN - Ujung

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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