Despite three BLACKPINK members achieving huge successes with their solo debuts, TWICE Nayeon is the first Kpop female soloist to enter the top 10 of Billboard 200.
After 7 years of activities, Nayeon became the first TWICE member to make her solo debut, having released her MV for title song “POP!” and her first solo album “IM NAYEON” on June 24th. The debut has so far managed some notable achievements both in and outside the country, with Nayeon album landing in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 Chart.
With this achievement, Nayeon became the first Kpop female soloist to ever make it to the Top 10 of Billboard 200, landing in 7th place with 57,000 album units sold. This is a remarkable number for Nayeon in particular and for Kpop solo acts in general, showing the world-wide popularity of TWICE in the U.S
As BLACKPINK has always been considered the most popular Kpop girl group on the international grounds, Nayeon’s record, which surpassed the solo debuts of BLACKPINK members, has surprised a lot of people. Netizens as such, started to discuss the reason behind Nayeon’s success.
However, BLACKPINK in general released too few musical products, with only one full album released back in 2020. Meanwhile, regarding solo activities, Jennie has only released the song “SOLO”, while Rosé and Lisa were not much better.
As a result, despite fans of BLACKPINK streaming YouTube and other platforms, the lack of songs made it hard for BLACKPINK and their members to enter the Top 10 of Billboard 200, especially as Billboard doesn’t count albums with only 1-2 tracks.
Meanwhile, with her first solo album “IM NAYEON”, TWICE Nayeon now owns 7 solo songs. Fans of BLACKPINK even joked that their favorite will take 3 years to release that many songs.