LE SSERAFIM (Kim Chae won, Sakura, Heo Yun Jin, Kazuha, Hong Eun Chae) proved their rapid rise in popularity.
LE SSERAFIM ranked 15th on the Circle Chart (formerly Gaon Chart) 2022 cumulative album sales (counting period 1st to 50th week of 2022) as announced on December 20th. LE SSERAFIM is the only K-pop idol who debuted this year to enter the top 15 in that category. They also ranked 7th in the 2022 cumulative album sales girl group category.
The Circle Chart 2022 cumulative album sales ranking is based on the sum of all album sales of the artist. LE SSERAFIM sold 1,256,479 copies with only two albums, the 1st mini album ‘FEARLESS’ and the 2nd mini album ‘ANTIFRAGILE’.
LE SSERAFIM boasted overwhelming album sales right after their debut. The first mini-album ‘FEARLESS’ sold 307,450 copies in one week of release according to the Hanteo Chart, which at the time was a new record for a girl group’s debut album (first week of album sales based on the release date).
In addition, the second mini-album ‘ANTIFRAGILE’ sold 567,673 copies in the first week, giving LE SSERAFIM the title of half-million-selling artist. In particular, with this album, LE SSERAFIM entered the US Billboard’s main album chart, Billboard 200, 14th (as of November 5th).
LE SSERAFIM, who are about to release their Japanese debut single ‘FEARLESS’ on January 25 next year, are receiving calls from local year-end broadcasts. They are scheduled to perform at the Annual Music Awards 2022 on December 28th and on December 31st, at NHK’s 73rd Red and White Song Festival.