Billboard announcement + Digital album sales of K-pop groups in China after the bulk buying ban

Billboard announcement + Digital album sales of K-pop groups in China after the bulk buying ban

Billboard announced that sales in China will be reflected in Billboard’s global charts in the future

These are the best-selling K-pop albums and singles in China

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1. [+186, -16] Big Bang, BLACKPINK, and (G)I-DLE are amazing

2. [+149, -16] It’s a pity that EXO didn’t have many activities. If they add up EXO’s sales from 2012 to 2016, it would be much better

3. [+120, -15] It’s a pity that only a few pictures were released without any promotions during Big Bang’s 5 year hiatus… But they are still doing well

4. [+118, -238] Why are ARMYs saying that BTS has never been promoted in China?? Groups that can’t be promoted in China are BLACKPINK, Seventeen, and NCTㅋㅋㅋ They released the Chinese version until 2016 and they did all the performances, fan meetings and interviews in Chinaㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+74, -5] BTS isn’t the only group that’s banned in China ㅠ In 2016, K-pop was banned in China and it’s still in effect

6. [+66, -21] You can see that BTS sales have plummeted after the bulk buying banㅋㅋㅋ

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. [+66, -21] You can see that BTS sales have plummeted after the bulk buying banㅋㅋㅋ

I’m not sure if this is the only issue . I feel tons of Chinese fans or people might turned their back on them since BTS are quite vocal standing up for their country or talk about them , for example Namjoon posted on IG about the Korean athlete in the midst of the fiasco about Kr and Cn on throats about it. But then who really cares , BTS already conquered top music markets in the world which are Jp and US so I don’t think they really care that they are popular or not in China except kpop fans I guess .

Not saying other Korean idols does not stand up for their country by the way.


As a chinese, bts never the top 3 most popular in China at all. Not many fans turn back on them too


Yeah BTS have never been extremely popular in China, which in hindsight was a good thing because they started to explore other markets like the US & Europe.


well I did read some comments by Chinese Armys about it so oh well thank you for informing .


Bang sihyuks main target was china and japan. He said it himself. And bts promoted a lot in china till 2016 when china banned korean content due to political issues. Music market size doesnt mean they will earn more. There are a lot of expenses. Why do you think Lee Sooman thecreator of idol system in Korea has been obsessed with Chinese market for years?


Yeah I did not deny that at all , kpop groups’ main targets are China and Japan . BTS also one of them but like the comments said they did promotions there up until 2016 and in 2017 they hit big at US and managed to stay strong up until now so it’s bound for them to ditch China’s market or pay less attention to it.

I disagree that music market does not mean that they earn more . They do actually . If you hit big in the biggest music market , more exposure for you , more people will listen to your music , probably attend the concerts , other artists will be interested to work with you .


It’s better not to be dependent on the chinese market, tbh, an even spread across the different music markets worldwide is best.

Last edited 3 months ago by Averil
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No like the bts albums are fcking not getting shipped… like the armys who are vocal about being armys are threatened by Chinese… after the whole situation In 2020… who fcking care about china? Literally bts don’t even post on Weibo anymore


Bang sihyuk’s main target was china and japan. You can find it out in his old interviews. They did a lot of promotions in china but due to political issues, china banned Korean content so they had to focus on western market.


Sinophobic mfs detected


And no bullykidz? Didn’t they say bully hyunjin outselling v and jimin in china


Bts’ mostly sales are japan, us and global. So care and congratulate this mass buying fans. Bts sold 25+ million albums in Hanteo till debut to today. I don’t think that bts is carrying china as much as past years 💁🏻‍♀️


I love seeing armys crying in this comment section xD
They always brag bts top this and that but gets so bitter when people state FACTS that not everything is about bts xD

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