BLACKPINK wrote a new history for Kpop female artists by climbing to the top of the US Billboard’s main album chart ‘Billboard 200’.
On the 25th (local time), Billboard said through an article on the official website, “BLACKPINK‘s 2nd regular album ‘BORN PINK’ recorded sales of about 102,000 albums in the United States, and was on the Billboard 200 chart on October 1st. It took first place.”
This is the first record for a Korean female artist, and also the group’s best performance. Previously, the YG girl group took 2nd place on the Billboard 200 with the first full-album ‘THE ALBUM’ released in October 2020.
Before that, BLACKPINK first entered the “Billboard 200” at 40th place with their first mini album “SQUARE UP” and then took 24th place with their second mini album “KILL THIS LOVE,” and now they reached the top of the chart six years after their debut.
BLACKPINK’s achievements this time have a special meaning even when looking at the entire music market beyond their own career. It is the fourth Korean artist to reach the top of the Billboard main album chart and the first girl group to win this position after about 14 years and five months since the U.S. girl group Danny T. Kane (April 5, 2008), raising the status of K-pop.