Six Korean groups feature in the Top 14 of Billboard’s Global Albums Chart this week, showing the growing popularity of K-pop music around the world.
Aespa’s mini-album, “Savage”, ranks number one in the world album charts. This is the girl group’s first physical album since SM Entertainment formed it in 2020.
Aespa has released purely digital singles in the past, starting with their 2020 debut track, “Black Mamba,” which was hailed as the fastest first track by a K-pop group to surpass 100 million views. on Youtube.
The group’s latest release, “Savage,” also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums this week and placed No. 20 on Billboard 200. It also snatched No. 2 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart. Billboard albums.
In fourth place on the world album chart is NCT 127’s latest studio album, “Sticker”. The album also spends its fourth week on the Billboard 200, which ranks the 200 most popular albums in the United States.
NCT 127’s “Sticker” is the second 2021 K-pop album to hit the Billboard 200 for four straight weeks, following TXT’s hit with “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” in June.
The world powerhouse BTS has five albums on this week’s World Albums Chart, starting with “Map Of The Soul: 7”, which is at # 5. It is followed by “BE”, “Love Yourself: Tear”, “Love Yourself: Her” and “Love Yourself: Answer”, which occupy the 9th, 11th, 12th and 14th places respectively.
Currently at No. 6 on the World Albums Chart is Itzy’s debut studio album, “Crazy In Love”. He has so far spent three consecutive weeks on the chart.
This is no longer a surprise since Itzy, the five-member girl group that debuted under JYP Entertainment in 2019, is considered one of the most popular fourth-generation K-pop groups in Southeast Asia. .
“The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” by Tomorrow X Together or TXT, another fourth-generation K-pop group, dropped to No. 8 this week, extending their longest-running K-pop album record of 2021. The album also made its debut on Billboard’s Tastemaker albums this week, snatching second place.
Finally, K-pop frontman Blackpink marked week 54 of “The Album” in the World Albums Chart by claiming 10th place.