aespa Becomes Artist With 6th-Highest 1st-Week Sales In Hanteo History, Quadrupling Their Previous Record
aespa is now the artist with the sixth-highest first-week sales in all of Hanteo history!
Last week, aespa made their return with their second mini album “Girls” on July 8—and by the end of the day, the album had already managed to break the record for the highest first-week sales by any female artist in Hanteo history on just its first day of sales alone.
On July 15, Hanteo Chart officially announced that “Girls” had gone on to sell an impressive total of 1,126,068 copies in the first week of its release (July 8 to 14), making aespa the first female artist ever to surpass 1 million sales with an album within its first week.
(“Girls” also achieved the highest first-week sales of any female artist in history according to Circle Chart—formerly known as Gaon Chart—data, which reported an even higher figure of 1,426,687 copies sold. In contrast to Hanteo, Circle Chart records shipments of stock sales made to retailers, which is why their sales figures typically differ.)
Not only has aespa set a new record for the highest first-week sales achieved by a female artist in Hanteo history, but even including male artists, aespa has now become the artist with the sixth-highest first-week sales overall. The only artists who have managed to achieve higher first-week sales to date are BTS, SEVENTEEN, NCT DREAM, TXT, and ENHYPEN.
Notably, aespa’s previous first-week sales record (set by their first mini album “Savage” last year) was 276,877 copies—meaning that the group has more than quadrupled their personal record in less than a year.
Congratulations to aespa on their incredible achievement!