Black Pink's 1st Full-Length Album Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Chart

  • By Lee Hai-woon

    October 13, 2020 09:53

    Black Pink's first full-length album debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart, the highest spot ever achieved by a K-pop girl group.

    The Korean quartet's "The Album" "marks the highest-charting album by an all-female group since Danity Kane's second album 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated April 5, 2008," Billboard said on Sunday.

    It is the latest in a series of milestones on the U.S. chart for the band. In June 2018, they entered the chart at No. 40 with the mini album "Square Up." In April of the following year they reached No. 24 with "Kill This Love."

    Forbes magazine said, "The first-week projections for 'The Album' show just how much Black Pink's U.S. presence has grown over the past year and a half."

    A billboard promoting Black Pink's biographical film, "Black Pink: Light Up the Sky" is seen in New York's Times Square

    The album also ranked No. 2 on the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart last week. Along with the U.S.' Billboard, the Official Chart is one of the world's two major pop charts.

    Meanwhile, "Black Pink: Light Up the Sky," which charts the girl group's rise to stardom in just four years after their debut in 2016, is set to be aired on Netflix this week.

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