Alongside SNSD and 2NE1, IVE is the 3rd female Kpop artist in history to achieve this.
5 years after Taeyeon and 7 years after SNSD, IVE became the next female Kpop artist to top Gaon’s Monthly Album chart, with over 500,000 album sales units. According to Gaon, IVE sold the most albums among Kpop artists for the month of April 2022. The last time a female Kpop artist earned this position was back in April 2017, with Taeyeon’s solo album “My Voice” (Deluxe Edition), and in August 2015 with SNSD’s album “Lion Heart”. This made IVE the third Kpop girl group in history, after SNSD and 2NE1, to attain such an achievement.
IVE’s physical sales on Hanteo Chart was also outstanding, as their 2nd single “LOVE DIVE” recently received the Hanteo Chart Initial Chodong Silver Certificate. This certificate is issued by Hanteo Chart, which compiles physical sales data of Kpop groups in real time, and awarded to groups that sold over 200,000 album units.
IVE’s Initial Choding record ranks 6th among all girl groups’ Initial Chodong sales ranking, excluding solo artists, making them the 4th artist to receive this certificate, after BLACKPINK, Red Velvet, and IZ*ONE. At this achievement, IVE did not hesitate to express their gratitude to fans: “Thanks to DIVE (fandom of IVE), we can set meaningful records every time. We will continue to work hard in the future”.