Scoring their name across charts in 95 countries around the world, aespa makes a historic feat for a rookie K-pop group with their debut single “Black Mamba.”
First released on November 17 via SM Entertainment, “Black Mamba” entered the Billboard’s Global Excl. US chart at 100th for the week of November 28, the highest ever ranking for a K-pop newcomer’s debut song. The chart ranks top songs based on streaming and sales activities from more than 200 territories around the world excluding the US.
The single also ranked No. 183 on the Global 200 chart and peaked at No. 5 on the World Digital Song Sales Chart. The debut single made its way on Billboard’s LyricFind Global chart at No. 19, currently leading ahead of Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder.”
According to overseas consulting agency REELS Corporation Inc., the track has topped various charts around the world including scoring a No. 1 on China’s QQ Music Soaring Songs chart and peaking second on the new songs chart upon when released. aespa continues to ascend in domestic major music charts, proving the embrace from fans to the new girl group locally and all over the world.
“Black Mamba” highlights the members’ entrancing vocal prowess in the genre-defying chart-topper that serves to introduce the villain in the group’s universe who threatens the connection between aespa’s real-world members and their “ae” avatars. The release of the single arrived with a music video that features renowned South Korean model Jang Yoon Ju taking on the titular role of the song, and which has now tallied over 56 million views in a week.
“Black Mamba” is now available on all major music streaming platforms.