Ranking of the biggest Chinese group orders for K-pop idols in the first half of 2023

1 Aspa Karina ‘MY WORLD’ 476,043 copies
2 Seventeen The8 ‘FML’ 456,453 copies
3 Stray Kids Hyunjin ‘5-STAR’ 410,318 copies
4 TXT Yeonjun ‘TEMPTATION’ 394,165 copies
5 Stray Kids Felix ‘5-STAR’ 360,134 copies

6 Aspa Ningning ‘MY WORLD’ 309,086 copies
7 Seventeen Wonwoo ‘FML’ 301,740 copies
*8 Taeyong ‘SHALALA’ 275,271 copies (solo)
8 TXT Soobin ‘TEMPTATION’ 228,779 copies
9 (G)I-DLE Yuqi ‘I feel’ 182,816 copies
10 Aspa Winter ‘MY WORLD’ 176,253 copies

11 Seventeen Jun ‘FML’ 171,917 copies
12 Seventeen Jeonghan ‘FML’ 171,225 copies
13 Seventeen Hoshi ‘FML’ 170,369 copies
14 IVE Jang Wonyoung ‘I’ve IVE’ 168,880 copies
15 LE SSERAFIM Sakura ‘UNFORGIVEN’ 165,083 copies

1. Karina is amazing

2. Chinese people like members who have flashy visuals and look like CG

3. No BTS members there?

4. Karina’s visuals are sure to be loved in China, a beauty with big eyes, white skin and a small face that drives Chinese girls crazy

5. Sakura is very popular in China so I thought she would be in the top

6. Aespa is so popular in China

7. Wow Karina beat male idols

8. No, Aespa has sold over 900,000 copies in China alone?

9. This is why they can’t lose China

10. Karina’s Chinese fandom is really huge

11. Is Seventeen The8 a Chinese member?

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EMs

Cmmt 3: This is a list for cbars’ sales of grp albums released in 2023. And seeing how BTS has not released a grp album in 2023, that means they wouldn’t be on this list.

sarah

she said BTS members. Jimin and Yoongi both released albums in 2023.

Last edited 5 months ago by sarah
EMs

But the Chinese list being translated is only for grp albums released in 2023, not for solo albums. So their albums wouldn’t be on this list anyways.

The only solo album mentioned is the one the original Korean translator put as a note in their translation of the Chinese list, but there isn’t any solo album mentioned in the actual list in the picture.

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089

Wonder if taehyung’s cbar will make it into the list, out of every bts members, I would say his c-bar is the biggest and active rn , no ?

EMs

Tbf, we could only see on another type of list bc this is just for sales of group albums that were released this year.

089

But they counted Taeyong’s solo album there

EMs

That was original Korean translator’s note under their translation of the Chinese list (notice that no. 8 is only TXT in the Chinese picture but the Korean translator also put a no. 8 with an asterisk that isn’t in the picture).

(It’s likely that the translator follows the Taeyong cbar bc that info isn’t in the list above).

Last edited 5 months ago by EMs
089

oh I get what you meant but if yoongi and jimin is included, where would they be ranked tho ? I felt like people in the fandom rarely mention how many albums their c-bars bought, even the member-focused fanbases not talking it about it and I rarely indulge cbars side a lot. So far only Tae and Jungkook’s fanbases that often talk about the c-side like the cbars and weibo stuffs

EMs

I’m the same in not following cbars closely either. I know each member has had a cbar do a big b-day event, but I would also tend to see mostly the ones for Tae and JK be listed for top album sales.

Wonyoung

Cbar is nothing compared to Japanese fans

Guest

Really? I thought it’s the CBARs who are number 1 in bulk buying albums. What else Japanese fans do for their faves?

Guest

Japanese fans are best at streaming and buying concert tickets and managing a logetivity for any idol groups. That’s why you can see many 1st and 2nd gen still going there to do fan meetings. More than they do in korea. Cause Japanese fans are loyal af. And if you make a good fanbase over there you are almost set.

Guest

It’s amazing to see how Twice aren’t supported by c bars for the majority of the orders. There are C bars of twice members too who works diligently even with smallest community and all cause of ban of twice in China and onces will always be thankful to them. But seeing here we can say twice orders seriously is so homogeneous and it’s not based upon one particular country. Some may say Japan or Korea buys most from them. But you will be shocked to see the ratio. USA and Japan were top buyers Korea came fourth Taiwan was third. But all these countries as well as others has homogeneous ratio of buying twice album. Twice seriously are not dependent on particular country for their sales. So I don’t care if they don’t hit margins like other groups nowadays with 3-4m plus album sales. Twice are super organic group for a reason.

Guest

This is actually quite ridiculous if you actually think about it. Most of these albums will be thrown out after taking out photocards and picture books. And it can cause hazard in garbage disposal. It’s better to buy one or two album of different versions than to buy in bulk if you are not giving it away. It’s just not good. Album sales and else should be kept on second priority. How you are gonna buy an album of you can’t live on this earth anymore. Global warming this time is so much worse than before cause of constant greenhouse effect. These things just ar contribution factor in that. We say we are better human beings but are we really…

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