BLACKPINK has written a new history for Kpop girl groups in particular and in the world in general with the achievement of ‘THE ALBUM’.
On October 11 (US time), Billboard confirmed that BLACKPINK’s first full album ‘THE ALBUM’ had a landing at No.2 on the famous Billboard 200 chart. This is a weekly chart honoring the most popular albums in America. Previously the highest ranking that BLACKPINK had was No.24 (EP Album ‘Kill This Love’ released in 2019).
According to Billboard, “THE ALBUM” racked up an impressive 110,000 equivalent album units during the week ending on October 8. The album’s total score consisted of 81,000 traditional album sales, 2,000 track equivalent album (TEA) units, and 26,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units—which translates to 40.3 million on-demand audio streams in the album’s first week.
Here are some of the milestones and records that BLACKPINK has achieved after the runner-up of ‘THE ALBUM’ on the Billboard 200 this week:
- BLACKPINK’s ‘THE ALBUM’ is the album of the Kpop girl group with the highest ranking on the Billboard 200 chart. They are the first Kpop girl group to enter the top 10 of that Billboard chart.
- BLACKPINK’s ‘THE ALBUM’ has been the highest-ranked album among girl groups worldwide over the past 12 years. (Before that in 2008, Danity Kane reached No. 1 on the chart with the album ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’).
- BLACKPINK’s ‘THE ALBUM’ is the highest-ranking album among the first girlgroups’ full-albums worldwide over the past 14 years (Prior to that in 2006, Danity Kane also entered this chart with the first full album ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’).
- BLACKPINK is the first girl group over the past 12 years to have an album sales of more than 100,000 units on the Billboard 200.
- BLACKPINK is the girl group with the highest album sales in the US in the 2010s with 110,000 units (the group that held the previous record was Fifth Harmony with 81,000 units for ‘Reflection’).
- BLACKPINK is the only girl group in the 2010s to have the album reached the No.2 on two charts: UK Official Albums Chart (UK) and Billboard 200 (USA).