Top-Selling Albums of 2023 in South Korea

Hanteo Chart Reveals Top-Selling Physical Albums in South Korea in 2023

The highly anticipated ranking of the best-selling physical albums in South Korea in 2023 has been released by Hanteo Chart. The albums were ranked based on Hanteo’s proprietary physical record index (PRI) score, which is a combination of album sales and album price.

Seventeen emerged as the best-selling artist in terms of albums in South Korea in 2023, securing the first and second positions in the top 10. Their album “FML” claimed the top spot with sales of 5.65 million copies, equivalent to a physical record index score of 6.34 million. Following closely behind is Seventeen’s “Seventeenth Heaven,” which garnered 5.28 million copies in sales (6.1 million in PRI).

Other notable entries in the top 10 include Stray Kids’ “5-Star” and NCT Dream’s ISTJ, which claimed the third and fourth spots, respectively. In fifth place is Stray Kids’ “Rock-Star” mini-album.

Here are the top 20 best-selling physical albums in South Korea in 2023, ranked based on Hanteo Chart’s physical record index score:

  1. Seventeen – FML
  2. Seventeen – Seventeenth Heaven
  3. Stray Kids – 5-Star
  4. NCT Dream – ISTJ
  5. Stray Kids – Rock-Star
  6. BTS’ Jungkook – Golden
  7. Tomorrow X Together – The Name Chapter: Temptation
  8. BTS’ V – Layover
  9. Tomorrow X Together – The Name Chapter: Freefall
  10. ZeroBaseOne – Melting Point
  11. NewJeans – Get Up
  12. BTS’ Jimin – Face
  13. ENHYPEN – Orange Blood
  14. ZeroBaseOne – Youth In The Shade
  15. ATEEZ – The World EP.Fin: Will
  16. NCT 127 – Fact Check
  17. IVE – I’VE Mine
  18. Aespa – My World
  19. IVE – I’ve IVE
  20. EXO – EXIST

The release of the ranking has generated significant buzz in the South Korean music industry and among fans worldwide. The success of these albums is a testament to the continued enthusiasm and support for physical music products in the contemporary music market.

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