Eleven months after making its debut, the emerging South Korean girl group aespa has hit the Billboard main albums chart for the first time. Its first EP ‘Savage’ debuted at No. 20, Billboard said on Sunday (U.S. time), reports IANS.
‘Savage’ ranked No. 20 on the Billboard 200 chart for this week. The music album ranking service took over its Twitter account to make this announcement, reports Yonhap news agency. It is the highest rank achieved by the first album from a K-pop girl group, as per the group’s management agency SM Entertainment.
Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States of America, which is measured by equivalent album units comprising physical album sales and other digital sales records. This new album by the k-pop girl group had topped real-time charts of various domestic music streaming services upon its release early this month.
Alongside its rise on the Billboard charts, the EP also became the second highest-selling album in the United States giving the girl band a staircase to global success.
Watch the video for aespa’s ‘Savage’ below:
‘Savage’ was released on October 5th debuting at No.20 on Billboard’s album chart, a landmark achievement for the group.
A recent announcement hints that the EP is the first girl group song released in 2021 that achieved a perfect all-kill (PAK) which includes the iCharts, Melon, Genie, FLO, VIBE and Bugs charts of the week. Yet another first milestone for the girls to achieve. With engaging visuals and catchy lyrics, the song has really stood out and made an impact on the masses.
We hope to see more such creative brilliance from aespa in the coming years. Meanwhile, you can find out more about the girl band by clicking here.