BLACKPINK is continuing their record-breaking streak. The group broke the highest record of K-pop girl group first-week album sales in just one day.
According to Hanteo Chart, BLACKPINK’s first full-length album THE ALBUM sold about 590,000 copies at once as soon as the physical album was released on Oct. 6. Considering that some of the exports to the U.S. and Europe were left out of the tally, the actual sales volume is likely to have been even higher. Still, this is the all-time best record of albums sold in a day and a week by a girl group. The previous record was held by IZ*ONE, who sold 389,334 copies of Oneiric Diary in the first week.
BLACKPINK’s success has already been predicted. Earlier, it was confirmed that the group achieved 1 million pre-orders, raising hopes for the birth of the K-pop girl group’s all-time record.
In fact, BLACKPINK’s THE ALBUM topped iTunes album charts in 57 countries, including the U.S., shortly after its release on Oct. 2. It also proved the group’s global impact by ranking seventh on Apple Music Album Chart and first on Pop Album Chart.
Forbes also paid attention to BLACKPINK’s achievement, saying, “BLACKPINK’s debut album got off to an explosive start on Friday and is pacing for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 with the biggest pure sales of the week.”
Having rested this Chuseok season, BLACKPINK will soon embark on their full-fledged promotion, appearing on music shows and entertainment shows like Running Man and Knowing Bros. On Oct. 14, Netflix original documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky will also make its debut.