With this new record, BLACKPINK is, even more, affirming their position and reputation whether in Korea or the international market.
Looking back at Kpop in 2020 and the first months of 2021, one of the most popular music products is BLACKPINK’s first full album – THE ALBUM. After a long time, the girls from YG Entertainment have officially released the first full album in their music career, although their reputation has spread globally before.
With great music quality, combined with international stars such as Selena Gomez, Cardi B and YG’s team of “music witches” – Teddy, R.Tee, … it’s no surprise that THE ALBUM achieved great success, being one of the most prominent products of the year 2021.
After a series of days helping BLACKPINK set countless records, THE ALBUM has recently reached another great milestone. Korean media confirmed THE ALBUM to officially become the best-selling Kpop female artist album of all time, with a total of 1,331,068 copies sold. According to updated data from Gaon Monthly Album Chart (January 2021), BLACKPINK has sold 67,387 copies to add up to the total number of sales in last year.
This achievement of the YG Entertainment girl group officially broke the record of BoA, who held the previous record with 1,249,197 copies for the album VALENTI. SM Entertainment’s female solo artist is known to be famous in album sales, having achieved many great records decades ago. But after 18 years, the title “best selling Kpop album of all time” has changed hands, none other than the current world’s number 1 girl group – BLACKPINK!
BLINKs community (BLACKPINK’s fandom) is excited and proud when BLACKPINK has achieved such outstanding achievements. Before the release of THE ALBUM, BLACKPINK always faced criticism for not being able to sell albums as well as TWICE despite being strong in digital music and YouTube. Many people believe that the YG girlgroup does not own a strong fanbase enough to compete for the album segment.
However, THE ALBUM released with million copies of sales quickly smashed all prejudices, helped BLACKPINK to assert their No. 1 position whether in Korea or the international market. After surpassing BoA, BLACKPINK once again showed the group’s music quality and long-distance ability, expressed through numbers that do not tell lie.
Congratulations to BLACKPINK on this new record!