Now that 2018 has come to an end, Hanteo, a chart which tracks the sale of physical albums have released their end of year chart. BTS had by far the most sales of any individual group in 2018.
First of all, Love Yourself: Her which was released in September of 2017 still managed 73,589 sales in 2018. This brought its cumulative total up to 1,070,389.
Love Yourself: Tear, the next installment in the Love Yourself series was released in May and it sold a staggering 1,269,290 physical copies.
The third and final album of the Love Yourself series, Love Yourself: Answer was released in August. In just a few months it was bought 1,010,227 times!
So all together, BTS sold 2,353,106 physical albums in just 2018! That’s an incredible amount.
📣 @BTS_twt sold more than 2.52M albums on Hanteo in 2018.
😱 They have surpassed 5.74M all-time Hanteo album sales!
💪 Let's make BTS' sales climb even higher in 2019. pic.twitter.com/agP1L60yvv
— BTS: Bring The Stats (@bts_geek_stats) January 1, 2019
That’s up almost 1 million physical sales from 2017. BTS’ popularity continues to grow and this is reflected in the Hanteo sales.
😱 @BTS_twt has sold over 5.7M albums on Hanteo!
💿 LY: Her, LY: Tear, & LY: Answer remain the only three INDIVIDUAL albums to ever surpass 1M sales on Hanteo.
⬇️ Check out the breakdown of sales for all their albums. pic.twitter.com/53yXw96AmX
— BTS: Bring The Stats (@bts_geek_stats) January 2, 2019
It’s also interesting to note that the three Love Yourself albums are the only individual albums to ever surpass 1 million sales on Hanteo.
[HANTEO] @ YEAR CHART 2018.
1. #BTS — #LOVE_YOURSELF_轉_Tear : 1,269,290 COPIES.
2. #BTS — #LOVE_YOURSELF_結_Answer : 1,010,227 COPIES.
3. #EXO —#DONT_MESS_UP_MY_TEMPO : 929,066 COPIES.
4. #WANNAONE — IPROMISEYOU : 718,623 COPIES.
5. #WANNAONE — POWEROFDESTINY : 459,600 COPIES.
— GET MY HANTEO. (@getmyhanteo) January 1, 2019
EXO and Wanna One were the closest acts to BTS’ numbers this year. I wonder what albums will explode on Hanteo’s charts in 2019.