SuperM Tops Billboard 200 With Debut Album + Thanks Fans For Support
SuperM has made a successful debut on the Billboard 200!
On October 13 (local time), Billboard announced that SuperM’s debut album “SuperM – The 1st Mini Album” is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the week of October 19. This makes it the highest-charting debut album by any K-pop group. The Billboard website will be updated with this week’s chart on October 15.
During the first week of its release (October 4), the album sold 168,000 album-equivalent units in the United States, of which 164,000 were physical album sales.
Upon hearing the news, SuperM commented, “We’re very happy that we topped the Billboard 200, and it feels like a dream. We’re glad that we achieved a result we can be proud of through this new endeavor, and we thank everyone who supported us. We will work hard to continue showing a ‘super synergy.'”
Baekhyun tweeted a screenshot of the Billboard article saying, “SuperM has placed No. 1 on the Billboard 200! Thank you so, so much! I’m so happy that even though it’s only Monday, I mean, these days, there’s so much good news!”
슈퍼엠이 빌보드200 에서 1등했습니다!!!!
너무너무 감사합니다!!!! 월요일부터 아니 요즘 행복한소식이 들려와서 너무 좋아요!!!!? pic.twitter.com/TbaVxtPtZk
— Baekhyun_EXO (@B_hundred_Hyun) October 14, 2019
He also posted on his Instagram account in English.
SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man stated, “As a producer, I’m proud of the members who joined me in taking on this new challenge, and I thank all fans from Korea and overseas for showing support. I’m very happy that we are partners with Capitol Music Group (CMG), which is led by Steve Barnett, and I’m looking forward to our future projects. This is a result achieved by all of the employees of SM and the staff members who helped from behind the scenes.”
CMG’s CEO Steve Barnett also had some words to share. He said, “SuperM made history today. I’m very happy to be able to help producer Lee Soo Man and the employees of SM. Everyone worked really hard to achieve this, and this is only the beginning. The future has more in store for us.”
SuperM is a boy group consisting of SHINee’s Taemin, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, and WayV’s Lucas and Ten. Mainly targeting the U.S. market, SuperM made an explosive debut with their title track “Jopping.” The group is preparing to embark on their North American tour “We Are The Future: Live” in November.
Congratulations to SuperM!