BTS, ATEEZ, and More: Hanteo Chart Names the Top 50 K-Pop Artists in the First Half of 2021

From January 1 to June 20, Hanteo Chart collected data concerning global authentication of physical albums to measure K-pop artists' global popularity. Want to know who made the top 50? Then keep on reading!

According to the Hanteo Chart, the region with the highest number of album authentications is the United States, where 19.97% of all album authentications took place.

The country with the second-highest number of album authentications in Malaysia, with 17.65%. This was followed by China, the Philippines, Thailand, France, Singapore, Russia, Japan, and Indonesia.

BTS, ATEEZ, and More: Hanteo Chart Names the Top 50 K-Pop Artists in the First Half of 2021
(Photo : Dreamcatcher Twitter | BTS Facebook | ATEEZ Twitter)

The majority of the fans who authenticated their albums were in their twenties, amounting to 58.66% of the total buyers who authenticated their purchase. The second-largest age demographic is teenage fans, with 30.61%. Fans in their thirties, on the other hand, accounted for 10.28%.

To authenticate an album, the buyer must look for the Hanteo Chart Authentication card in the album they purchase, which contains a QR code and barcode. Then, with the Whosfan app, buyers must scan the code to authenticate their purchase of the album.

BTS No. 1 K-Pop Artist for the First Half of 2021, According to Hanteo Chart

According to data recorded by the Hanteo Chart, BTS had the most album authentications in the first half of 2021. Their most authenticated album was "BE."

The original version, "BE (Deluxe Edition), which was released in November 2020, had more authentications than "BE (Essential Edition)," which was released in February 2021.

BTS
(Photo : BTS Twitter)

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The region that authenticated the most BTS albums in the first half of 2021 is the United States, where 33.52% of all BTS albums were authenticated. The Philippines followed this with 17.80% and Malaysia with 17.01%.

BTS
(Photo : BTS Twitter)

ATEEZ No. 2 in Hanteo Chart Top 50 K-Pop Artists for the First Half of 2021

ATEEZ, who is known for their large international fan base, ranked at number two. ATEEZ albums account for 9.94% of all albums authenticated in the first half of the year. ATEEZ's most-authenticated album was "ZERO: FEVER Part 2."

ATEEZ
(Photo : ATEEZ Twitter)

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The region that authenticated the most ATEEZ albums in the first half of 2021 was the United States, where 36.30% of all ATEEZ albums were authenticated. France followed this with 9.67% and Malaysia with 8.04%.

ATEEZ
(Photo : ATEEZ Twitter)

These are the Top 50 K-Pop Artists in the First Half of 2021, According to Hanteo Chart

1. BTS

2. AZEEZ

3. NCT Dream

4. MONSTA X

5. TREASURE

6. TXT

7. Stray Kids

8. Dreamcatcher

9. ENHYPEN

10. Wonho

11. ONEUS

12. Super Junior

13. EXO

14. NCT

15. CIX

16. BLACKPINK

17. IU

18. VICTON

19. CRAVITY

20. TWICE

21. ASTRO

22. ITZY

23. BLACKPINKs Rosé

24. NCT 127

25. THE BOYZ

26. SEVENTEEN

27. EXO's Baekhyun

28. MAMAMOO

29. PENTAGON

30. SHINee

31. WOODZ

32. GOT7

33. (G)I-DLE

34. AB6IX

35. IZ*ONE

36. WayV

37. VERIVERY

38. P1Harmony

39. B.I

40. ONF

41. MAMAMOO's Wheein

42. DAY6

43. MCND

44. Golden Child

45. Weeekly

46. Red Velvet's Wendy

47. PURPLE KISS

48. LOONA

49. WJSN THE BLACK

50. WJSN

Did your favorite K-pop artist make it to the top 50? Tell us in the comments below!

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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