TWICE’s Nayeon Becomes 1st K-Pop Soloist In History To Spend 2 Weeks In Top 40 Of Billboard 200 And Artist 100
Last week, Nayeon made history on multiple Billboard charts after her solo debut with her first mini album “IM NAYEON.” Not only did Nayeon become the first K-pop soloist of any gender to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, but she also became the first to enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200, where “IM NAYEON” debuted at No. 7.
This week, Nayeon continued to make history on the U.S. charts by becoming the first K-pop soloist of any gender to spend two weeks in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 (the commonly used name for Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, which ranks the most popular albums in the United States). In its second week on the chart, “IM NAYEON” stayed strong at No. 31.
Additionally, Nayeon has now become the first K-pop soloist of any gender to spend two weeks in the top 40 of Billboard’s Artist 100. After making a historic debut on the chart at No. 5 last week (which made her the first female K-pop soloist—and only the second overall—to enter the top 50), Nayeon ranked No. 27 in her second week.
However, those weren’t the only Billboard charts where Nayeon remained a force to be reckoned with: “IM NAYEON” swept the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, Top Current Album Sales chart, and World Albums chart, after debuting at No. 1 on all three charts last week. The mini album also rose to No. 4 on Billboard’s Tastemaker Albums chart this week.
Congratulations to Nayeon on her historic achievements!