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BLACKPINK Earns Biggest Billboard 200 Debut for All-Female Group in Over a Decade

BLACKPINK Earns Biggest Billboard 200 Debut for All-Female Group in Over a Decade

  • THE ALBUM by BLACKPINK has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.

THE ALBUM by BLACKPINK has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, marking the biggest chart debut by an all-female group in over 12 years. With a first-week tally of 110,000  equivalent album units sold, THE ALBUM has also shattered the record for the highest first-week sales for a debut album from a K-pop group in all of music history.

Released via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, THE ALBUM by BLACKPINK is also #1 this week on the Album Chart with 81,000 album units sold. 

Featuring guest spots from fellow superstars Selena Gomez and Cardi B, THE ALBUM is the largest Billboard 200 debut for a female group since Danity Kane’s Welcome To The Dollhouse, a March 2008 release that debuted at #1 with 236K units sold. In yet another triumph for BLACKPINK, their hit single “Ice Cream” (feat. Selena Gomez) shot to the #20 spot on top 40 radio this week. An infectious piece of bubblegum-trap, “Ice Cream” debuted at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August, emerging as the first BLACKPINK single to crack the chart’s top 20. 

In addition to “Ice Cream,” THE ALBUM features BLACKPINK’s recent single “Lovesick Girls” and the chart-climbing smash “How You Like That.” Named Song of Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, “How You Like That” has shattered a series of YouTube records (including most views within the first 24 hours for a music video), and charted in 26 countries around the world.  

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Later this week, BLACKPINK will premiere their highly awaited Netflix documentary, Light Up The Sky. Arriving on October 14, the all-access documentary details the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise. 

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