Hanteo, similarly to Gaon, keeps track of album sales for K-Pop artists. Their numbers are typically lower than Gaon’s because they count how many albums are purchased by individuals, rather than how many albums are shipped out to stores like the latter counts. Therefore, the true number of albums sold is likely somewhere between these two numbers, but overall, either count is still pretty useful in determining which K-Pop albums have the best sales!

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SEVENTEEN’s Joshua

While Gaon also updates sales on a month-to-month basis, Hanteo updates their data more regularly, so they can provide first week and even first day sales of albums. Through them, it’s easy to determine which K-Pop albums have the best album sales ever since they started keeping track!

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EXO’s Baekhyun

These are the 15 albums with the best-selling first days in the history of Hanteo’s charts.

15. More & More by TWICE

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Released on June 1, 2020 with the title song “More & More”, More & More sold 274.5k copies on its first day, as well as 332.4k in the first week, and has now sold 576.0k total!

14. ; [Semicolon] by SEVENTEEN

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Released on October 19, 2020 with the title song “Home;Run”, ; [Semicolon] sold 297.4k copies on its first day, as well as 932.1k in the first week, and has now sold 1.14 million total!

13. Resonance Pt. 1 by NCT

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Released on October 12, 2020 with the title songs “Make A Wish (Birthday Song)” and “From Home”, Resonance Pt. 1 sold 315.3k copies on its first day, as well as 644.7k in the first week, and has now sold 1.47 million total!

12. Color On Me by Kang Daniel

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Released on July 25, 2019 with the title song “What Are You Up To”, Color On Me sold 342.2k copies on its first day, as well as 466.7k in the first week, and has now sold 500.1k total!

11. Reload by NCT Dream

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Released on April 29, 2020 with the title song “Ridin’”, Reload sold 374.2k copies on its first day, as well as 412.5k in the first week, and has now sold 678.4k total!

10. Don’t Mess Up My Tempo by EXO

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Released on November 2, 2018 with the title song “Tempo”, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo sold 404.7k copies on its first day, as well as 789.7k in the first week, and has now sold 1.97 million total!

9. We Are Family by Kim Hojoong

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Released on September 23, 2020, We Are Family sold 419.3k copies on its first day, as well as 532.1k in the first week, and has now sold 539.4k total!

8. Love Yourself: Her by BTS

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Released on September 18, 2017 with the title song “DNA”, Love Yourself: Her sold 450.7k copies on its first day, as well as 792.9k in the first week, and has now sold 2.20 million total!

7. Heng:garae by SEVENTEEN

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Released on June 22, 2020 with the title song “Left & Right”, Heng:garae sold 462.0k copies on its first day, as well as 1.10 million in the first week, and has now sold 1.41 million total!

6. The Classic Album by Kim Hojoong

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Released on December 18, 2020, The Classic Album sold 477.6k copies on its first day, as well as 519.0k in the first week, and has now sold 532.7k total!

5. The Album by BLACKPINK

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Released on October 6, 2020 with the title song “Lovesick Girls”, The Album sold 589.3k copies on its first day, as well as 689.1k in the first week, and has now sold 1.33 million total!

4. Delight by Baekhyun

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Released on May 25, 2020 with the title song “Candy”, Delight sold 626.8k copies on its first day, as well as 704.5k in the first week, and has now sold 1.02 million total!

3. Map of the Soul: Persona by BTS

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Released on April 12, 2019 with the title song “Boy With Luv”, Map of the Soul: Persona sold 1.48 million copies on its first day, as well as 2.13 million in the first week, and has now sold 3.75 million total!

2. BE by BTS

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Released on November 20, 2020 with the title song “Life Goes On”, BE sold 1.95 million copies on its first day, as well as 2.27 million in the first week, and has now sold 2.66 million total!

1. Map of the Soul: 7 by BTS

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Released on February 21, 2020 with the title song “ON”, Map of the Soul: 7 sold 2.65 million copies on its first day, as well as 3.38 million in the first week, and has now sold 4.33 million total!