aespa Re-Enters Billboard 200 With “Savage” + Becomes 4th K-Pop Girl Group To Chart An Album For 2 Weeks
Back when “Savage” was first released in October, aespa made history on the Billboard charts by achieving the highest debut on both the Billboard 200 and the Artist 100 of any K-pop girl group entering either chart for the first time. aespa debuted on both charts at No. 20—a feat that’s all the more remarkable considering that “Savage” was aespa’s first-ever physical release.
Following aespa’s historic appearance at the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where they became the first K-pop girl group ever to perform at the famous American event, the rookie girl group has shot back up Billboard’s U.S. charts.
For the week ending on December 11, aespa’s “Savage” re-entered the Billboard 200 at No. 85, making them only the fourth K-pop girl group in history ever to chart an album for more than one week (following BLACKPINK, TWICE, and ITZY).
Only five other albums by K-pop girl groups have ever charted for two weeks on the Billboard 200: BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” and “THE ALBUM,” TWICE’s “Taste of Love” and “Formula of Love: O+T=<3,” and ITZY’s “CRAZY IN LOVE.”
“Savage” also re-entered several other Billboard charts this week: the album returned to Billboard’s World Albums chart at No. 2, Independent Albums chart at No. 10, Top Current Album Sales chart at No. 15, and Top Album Sales chart at No. 21 this week. Meanwhile, aespa re-entered the Artist 100 at No. 99.
Congratulations to aespa!