BLACKPINK “The Album” has broken records for girl groups!
On October 11 (local time), Billboard announced that BLACKPINK’s first full-length album “THE ALBUM” had debuted at No. 2 on its Top 200 Albums chart, a weekly chart that ranks the most popular albums in the U.S.
They broke so many records not domestically but worldwide as well, “The Album” is the highest charting album for a Kpop girl group on Billboard 200 ever. It’s also the highest-charting album by any female group since 2008 (when Danity Kane topped the chart with “Welcome to the Dollhouse”).
Added to that, “THE ALBUM” is now the highest-charting debut full-length album by any female group in 14 years (since Danity Kane’s first studio album topped the chart in 2006).
“THE ALBUM” sold 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.
Congratulations to BLACKPINK!