[Hanteo First-half of 2020 Semi-annual Album Sales Summary ⑥ Overall] BTS's Steadfast 1st Place, SEVENTEEN Achieves First Million-seller, and BAEKHYUN the Unrivaled Solo
2020-07-07 10:00 (KST)
2020-07-07 10:00 (KST)
BTS, SEVENTEEN, and BAEKHYUN demonstrated outstanding activities in the first half of 2020.
On July 7th, Hanteo Chart, the world's one-and-only real-time music chart, announced the overall album rankings of the first half of 2020. According to Hanteo Chart's data, BTS placed 1st with the album sales of 3,790,648 copies with the 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' album, SEVENTEEN followed with the album sales of 1,102,354 copies with 'Heng:garæ' and placed 2nd, and Baekhyun placed 3rd with the 'Delight' album by selling 897,871 copies. The period of the data collection was from January 1st to June 30th of 2020.
#1. BTS set the 'unbreakable' record in K-pop
Following the 'MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA' album released in April of last year, BTS has written yet another new history with 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' this year.
With this album, BTS set the first 'triple million' with the Initial Chodong (first week of the release) sales amount and demonstrated its overpowering global standing. Especially, the album recorded the cumulative sales of 2,137,292 copies as of 7:45 PM on February 21st - only 2 hours after the album release - and surpassed 2,130,480 copies, the highest Initial Chodong sales record of BTS that was set by 'MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA, surprising the public.
In addition, at around 11:20 AM on February 24th, 65 hours and 20 minutes after the release of 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7,' the album surpassed the album sales amount of 3 million copies and was sold 3,008,941 copies, making the album the first-ever Initial Chodong 'Triple Million.' The final Initial Chodong sales amount of this album is 3,378,633 copies and became the 'unbreakable' record in K-pop.
Even after the Initial Chodong period was over, BTS continuously demonstrated great sales and ranked 1st in Hanteo Chart's Daily Album Rankings 14 times total and left the 'Most Frequent 1st place' record as well.
As 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' recorded the cumulative album sales of 3,790,648 copies since its release until June 30th, it is one of the points to focus on in the K-pop scene in the second-half of 2020 whether BTS can become a 'Quadruple Million' seller with a single album within this year.
#2. SEVENTEEN achieves Initial Chodong sales 'Million Seller'
SEVENTEEN also spent the fruitful first half of 2020. The 7th Mini Album 'Heng:garæ,' released on June 22nd, recorded the Initial Chodong sales amount of 1,097,891 copies and ranked SEVENTEEN's name in 'Million Seller' for the first time.
On the 3rd day after the release, 'Heng:garæ' surpassed the record of 700,863 copies, the Initial Chodong sales record of the previous album 'An Ode' and the highest record then. The album continued to demonstrate high sales amount and reached a 'million' in album sales on the 5th day.
With this, SEVENTEEN became the second artist after BTS to reach a 'million' in the Initial Chodong record. In addition, the album placed 2nd in Initial Chodong sales record among all the artists who released an album in 2020 and 3rd in the Initial Chodong record in K-pop history.
Especially, it's more noteworthy as this record was set after 5 years since debut. Celebrated the 5th year debut anniversary on May 26th, SEVENTEEN continued to demonstrated steady growth. 'Heng:garæ' growed approximately 653.3 times more in Initial Chodong sales compared to '17 CARAT,' SEVENTEEN's first album.
As the group recorded the cumulative album sales of 1,102,354 copies until June 30th with 'Heng:garæ' and amazing growth power, we can look forward to the activities that SEVENTEEN will offer in the second half of 2020.
#3. BAEKHYUN solidified his unrivaled position as a solo artist
Baekhyun, a member of EXO, has proven his unrivaled position as a solo artist in the first half of this year.
Released on May 25th, Baekhyun's 2nd Mini Album 'Delight' was a huge topic on the very first day of its release. It set a record of 626,779 copies on the day of the release and surpassed the previous Initial Chodong sales record of 380,769 copies set by the 1st Mini Album, 'City Lights.' At this point, Baekhyun had already set a new record in Initial Chodong of solo artists in K-pop history.
The final Initial Chodong sales amount of 'Delight' is 704,527 copies, and Baekhyun ranked his name as the first solo artist who recorded more than 700,000 copies in Initial Chodong sales.
'Delight' continued to receive a lot of love from the fans in several versions. As a result, Baekhyun recorded the cumulative album sales of 897,971 copies until June 30th and became the only solo artist who landed in the Top 10 of the cumulative album sales amount of the first half of 2020.
With this album, Baekhyun is recording the cumulative album sales of 905,935 copies as of July 5th. There are less than 100,000 copies left until becoming a 'million seller,' and fans are very much interested in whether Baekhyun can reach a 'million' with the 'Delight' album in the second half of this year.
#4. Other albums in the higher ranks of the first-half of 2020 album chart...
Following BTS, SEVENTEEN, and BAEKHYUN, NCT DREAM and NCT 127 placed 4th and 5th in the higher ranks of Hanteo Chart's first-half of 2020 album chart. With the 'RELOAD' album, NCT DREAM has recorded the cumulative album sales of 551,538 copies in the first half of the year, and NCT 127 recorded 449,479 copies with 'NCT #127 NEO ZONE.'
IZ*ONE and TWICE also left great results. IZ*ONE sold 418,701 copies of 'ONEIRIC DIARY' and 441,352 copies of 'BLOOM*IZ' in the first half of 2020 and ranked each album in 6th place and 7th place, respectively. TWICE also recorded the cumulatvie sales of 370,289 copies with 'MORE & MORE' album in the first half of the year, ranking in 8th place.
The 9th place was taken by GOT7 with the album 'DYE' (349,693 copies) and 10th place NCT 127's 'NCT #127 NEO ZONE: THE FINAL ROUND' (335,275 copies).
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