BLACKPINK has set a new record with their first full album in only one week.
According to YG Entertainment on September 4, BLACKPINK surpassed 800 thousand stock pre-orders worldwide for their first full-length album ‘THE ALBUM.’ The pre-orders exceeded 530 thousand in South Korea, 270 thousand in the United States and Europe. Since the orders exceeded the expected quantity, YG is currently producing additional albums.
Notably, the first full album of BLACKPINK was available for sale from August 28. Thus, the 4 YG girls reached the number of 800,000 pre-orders in just 1 week, surpassing the record that TWICE set before. The girl group from JYP reached 500,000 pre-orders of MORE & MORE album within 16 days (from May 11 to May 27).
Currently, TWICE is known as the “Queen of albums” with 9 million albums in 5 years of operation and is the girl group that has sold the most albums in Kpop. But the significant growth of BLACKPINK in the album segment with the first album pre-order achievement shows that the 4 girls from YG completely are able to be a redoubtable opponent of TWICE.
In addition, the number of pre-orders for BLACKPINK’s first full album also makes many people look forward to whether they can break the best-selling album record for girl groups in Korea. S.E.S is the girl group that holds this record with the album Love, released in 1999 (760,000 copies).
BLACKPINK will make a comeback with THE ALBUM on October 2. The 4 girls’ debut album includes 4 versions, and a special, limited LP edition. The digital version will be released on October 2, and physical album will be available four days later (October 6).