ENHYPEN has become the latest idol group to record 500,000 copies in their first-day sales on the Hanteo Chart with their full album DIMENSION: DILEMMA!
On Oct. 12, the new K-pop boy group finally made their comeback, which was supposed to take place at the end of September. Due to the ENHYPEN members testing positive for COVID-19, the release of their new album was delayed.
ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA First-Day Sales on Hanteo Surpasses 500,000 Copies
DIMENSION: DILEMMA is ENHYPEN first full album since the group's debut. Consisting of new eight songs, the album includes an intro and an interlude, as well as the title track Tamed-Dashed.
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As of 2:20 p.m. KST on Oct. 12, the first-day sales of DIMENSION: DILEMMA had over 15,000 copies on the Hanteo Chart. It reached more than 24,000 copies an hour later.
At 6 p.m. KST, the time when the music video for ENHYPEN Tamed-Dashed was dropped, almost 200,000 copies of the album were sold.
After an hour, the first-day sales count of ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA was more than double the previous hour. A total of 465,137 copies were sold at 7:05 p.m. KST.
Then, at 8:20 p.m. KST, the new K-pop boy group ultimately exceeded 500,000 copies sold.
Overall, ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA first-day sales amount on Hanteo is 501,748 copies.
The rookie group has broken their previous record of 319,073 copies set by BORDER: CARNIVAL on April 26 of this year.
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ENHYPEN has become the first and only fourth-generation idol group, so far, to cross 500,000 copies on Hanteo on the first day.
DIMENSION: DILEMMA now holds the 13th-highest first-day sales on Hanteo in history. It surpassed Kim Ho Joong THE CLASSIC ALBUM, which sold 477,571 copies.
In addition to this, ENHYPEN becomes the eighth K-pop artist to sell half a million copies on the Hanteo Chart on the first day alone.
The first seven Korean acts to achieve this milestone are BTS, BLACKPINK, SEVENTEEN, EXO, NCT Dream, NCT 127, and EXO member Baekhyun.
With ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA selling more than 500,000 copies on the first day, the group has now sold over 1.02 million copies on Hanteo in 2021 alone.
Congratulations to ENHYPEN on their new accomplishment!
ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA and Tamed-Dashed Debut on Various Music Charts
In other news, ENHYPEN's first full album and its title track quickly landed on numerous music charts after its release.
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At 7 p.m. KST, an hour after ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA was released, the title song Tamed-Dashed debuted on Bugs and Genie at Nos. 24 and 205, respectively. It also entered at No. 40 on VIBE Domestic Chart.
Over on the iTunes Song Chart, ENHYPEN Tamed-Dashed topped in four countries such as Mongolia, Paraguay, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
Tamed-Dashed also made it to the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart. It grabbed the No. 9 spot on Oct. 13.
Meanwhile, on iTunes Album charts in 24 countries like the United States, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, New Zealand, Romania, United Arab Emirates, and more.
In Japan, ENHYPEN DIMENSION: DILEMMA also placed first on the Line Music Album Chart, while the title track entered at No. 3.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott