FYE, Music Plaza, & Choice Music Now Count on HANTEO Chart
As you’ve probably noticed, there have been a lot of changes this year with how Hanteo is interacting with the US (& international) market. For Shawols who are new to the k-pop industry, the Hanteo chart is Korea’s equivalent of Billboard. Hanteo & Gaon are Korea’s 2 charts that collect album sales data. You can read more about the differences between those two charts here. As of this year, Hanteo is including additional international retailers in their “Hanteo Family” – which means sales at these stores will count on Hanteo and therefore count on Korea’s charts that will earn SHINee year end music awards in Korea!
Q. So where can I purchase from in the US that counts on Hanteo?
- Music Plaza (Los Angeles, CA – online store will ship to anywhere in the US)
- Choice Music (Los Angeles, CA – online store will ship to anywhere in the US)
- F.Y.E. (major US music retailer)
- Aladin US (Los Angeles, CA – Korean retailer; online US store will ship to anywhere in the US; Website Guide)
Q. Do they include posters/album bonuses?
F.Y.E. and Aladin DO NOT, but Choice Music & Music Plaza DO for pre-orders only.
Please keep in mind that we don’t represent any of these stores and are simply providing information. But we are encouraging fans to buy locally because the more momentum we create here in the US, the more opportunities we will have to see SHINee in the US~! ^^
(*selections vary per location)
Music Plaza, LA
Choice Music, LA