For the first time, BLACKPINK topped the UK album chart and Spotify Weekly Chart 

BLACKPINK made a new record in the history of Kpop girl groups by taking the top spot on the UK Official Album Chart’s Top 100 and Spotify Global Weekly Chart. 

According to the latest UK Official Album Chart, which was released on September 23rd (local time), BLACKPINK took the first place with their 2nd full-length album “Born Pink”, defeating prominent artists such as Suede and Rina Sawayama. 

BLACKPINK’s previous record on this chart was No.2 with their 1st full length album “The Album”, which was released in 2020. This makes BLACKPINK the first Kpop girl group in history to assume the first place on this chart.


Along with the U.S Billboard chart, the UK Official Album Chart is considered one of the two major charts of the pop music industry. In the past, BTS was the only Kpop artist to have ever reached the top of the UK Official Album Chart. 

Additionally, in 2012, singer PSY topped the UK Official Single Chart with “Gangnam Style”. Meanwhile, on the UK Official Chart’s Top 100, BLACKPINK ranked 24th with their title song “Shut Down”  and 38th with their pre-release single “Pink Venom”. 


At the same time, BLACKPINK managed to assume first place in Spotify Global Weekly Chart, with “Shut Down” recording a total of 39,186,127 times over the past week. This is the first time a Korean act has topped the Spotify Global Weekly Chart for both men and women.

In addition to “Shut Down”, other songs in BLACKPINK’s 2nd full album “BORN PINK” also entered the chart’s Top 50, including “Pink Venom” at 5th, “Type Girl” at 14th, and “Hard to Love” at 24th. 

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BLACKPINK’s 2nd full album “BORN PINK” sold more than 1.54 million physical copies in the first week of release, based on Hanteo Chart. Accordingly, it is expected to enter the top spot on the Billboard 200, the main album chart of the US Billboard, which results will be revealed on September 26th.

Source: SeoulCo

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