Now that July has arrived, charts all all over the world have began revealing what songs and albums have carried out greatest within the first half of 2021. In South Korea, the Gaon group, which places collectively weekly, month-to-month and annual lists of the bestselling and hottest releases, has detailed and ranked these full-lengths and EPs that followers bought within the largest numbers.
Trying on the six-month chart, the highest-ranking 4 titles stand out as the one ones which have managed to promote no less than a million copies up to now this yr, although there have been practically 5 included on this bunch.
Main the best way by a margin of a number of hundred thousand gross sales is NCT Dream’s Sizzling Sauce, the NCT sub-unit’s first album. The title offered an unimaginable 2,049,042 copies in lower than two months, because it was launched on Could 10. The challenge is the one effort within the nation to hit two million gross sales in 2021, but it surely in all probability gained’t finish the yr with that distinction.
Extremely, NCT Dream has already re-released the album with a number of new tracks. The band renamed it Hiya Future, and that challenge is available in at No. 6 on the rating, having itself offered just below 870,000 copies. That implies that between the 2 titles, which share nearly all the identical songs, the group has managed to maneuver practically three million copies this yr.
Seventeen’s Your Alternative arrives in second place with just below 1.4 million copies offered, a powerful sum for a set that had lower than two full weeks by which to rack up that many gross sales.
EXO’s Don’t Struggle The Feeling debuts at No. 3 on the rating with a bit of greater than 1.2 million copies offered. The set went proper to the highest of the weekly Gaon Albums chart, and it has continued to carry out nicely since dropping early in June.
Launched in very late March, BAEKHYUN’s Bambi EP was a large success the second it arrived, and now it’s grow to be the fourth-bestselling title of the yr in South Korea. The brief challenge narrowly joins this group, because it has now offered 1,007,625 copies. The EXO and SuperM member has been extraordinarily busy this yr, however he nonetheless discovered time to share one other solo recording, and clearly his followers couldn’t wait to snap it up.
BTS’s Be was nearly the fifth million-seller of 2021 in South Korea, but it surely missed the edge by a comparatively small sum. The brief challenge, which was truly launched in 2020, has offered one other 970,000 copies this yr, and that’s on high of the greater than 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 models it offered in December, when it dropped.
The figures reported above are the full variety of copies shipped to shops minus these returned, in order that they paint a reasonably correct image of what’s promoting nicely in South Korea. The Asian nation stays one of many solely locations on this planet the place followers nonetheless desire to buy the newest releases from their favorites, so these huge sums aren’t seen nearly wherever else.