BLACKPINK announced the birth of a record level that will leave a bold name on K-pop girl group companies. With the first full-length album in 4 years since their debut, K-pop girl group’s first, best, is poised to change in one shot.
According to YG Entertainment on the 4th, the amount of pre-order for BLACKPINK’s first studio album, THE ALBUM, exceeded 800,000 the previous day. This is the sum of orders from around the world. Domestic orders exceeded 530,000 copies, and a total of 270,000 copies in the US and Europe (based on the United States Universal label Interscope).
The K-pop girl group’s record of the highest number of single albums ever recorded, as well as whether to become a million-seller, became a concern. This is because it is the first count that came out less than a week after the pre-sale started on the 28th of last month. The actual order volume is expected to increase even more if you recall the release schedule of the regular album that is still about a month away.
A YG official said, “BLACKPINK’s THE ALBUM limited edition LP sold out immediately as soon as the pre-order started.”
BLACKPINK is heating up the global music market before the release of the first full album. Starting with the collaboration song Sour Candy with Lady Gaga in May, the pre-release title How You Like That in June, and Ice Cream with Selena Gomez in August, they have continued to take a close step.
In particular, How You Like That is ranked 33rd on the significant domestic music charts including Melon,’Perfect All Kill’, as well as 13 awards on music broadcasts, 2nd on the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart, 20th on the UK Official Single Chart, and 33rd on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Each recorded the highest-ranking of K-pop girl groups. Besides, after receiving the MTV Video Music Awards in the United States, it has left a remarkable achievement as the ‘Best Song of the Summer’ selected by YouTube.
The recently released single Ice Cream was also a song with a cute and refreshing concept that Black Pink tried for the first time, but on the first day of its release, it quickly rose to No. 1 on the iTunes Worldwide Song Chart. Since then, it has settled at the top of the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart without any other activities, and the music video has been on the top of YouTube trending on the 7th day after it was released.
The tracklist of THE ALBUM has not been released yet, but the expectations of global music fans are high as it is a regular album prepared by the BLACKPINK members and YG’s top producers for a long time. All songs included in THE ALBUM will be released on October 2nd, and physical albums will be available at online and offline record stores nationwide on the 6th of the same month.