The fierce competition among fourth-generation K-pop girl groups has just begun. Following IVE’s comeback last month, LE SSERAFIM and aespa have also achieved significant results after their return.
All three girl groups have become “double million sellers” with their comebacks. On April 10th, IVE returned with their first full length album, I’ve IVE, and sold 1.10 million copies in the first week, becoming a million seller for the second time following their previous album, After LIKE.
LE SSERAFIM achieved a remarkable feat among all K-pop girl groups with their first full-length album, UNFORGIVEN, released on May 3rd. The album not only sold an impressive 1.25 million copies in its first week but also set the highest first-day record among all girl groups, with 1.02 million copies sold on its release day.
Shortly after their comeback on May 8th, aespa exceeded LE SSERAFIM’s record by selling 1.37 million copies of their new mini-album MY WORLD on the first day of its release, securing the top spot for the highest first-day sales among girl groups.
In addition, aespa’s comeback has brought about a reshuffling of the first-week sales rankings among girl groups. aespa’s MY WORLD secured the second position with 1.37 million sales, closely followed by LE SSERAFIM’s UNFORGIVEN in third place with 1.25 million sales. IVE’s I’ve IVE claimed the fifth spot, selling 1.10 million copies. Holding onto the top position on the list is BLACKPINK’s BORN PINK with 1.54 million sales.