aespa Becomes Fastest Female K-Pop Act To Enter Top 3 Of Billboard 200 As “Girls” Debuts At No. 1 On Top Album Sales Chart
aespa has just made Billboard history!
On July 17 local time, Billboard officially announced that aespa’s new mini album “Girls” had debuted at No. 3 on its famous Top 200 Albums chart, which ranks the most popular albums in the United States.
aespa has now become the fastest female K-pop act to enter the top 3 of the Billboard 200, having achieved the feat less than two years after their debut—and only the third overall. Aside from “Girls,” the only other albums by a female K-pop artist ever to chart in the top 3 of the Billboard 200 are BLACKPINK‘s “THE ALBUM” and TWICE‘s “Formula of Love: O+T=<3.”
aespa is also the fastest female K-pop act in history to chart two albums in the top 20 of the Billboard 200—and only the second overall following TWICE. (aespa’s first mini album “Savage” reached No. 20 on the chart last year.)
Additionally, “Girls” made a strong start as the best-selling album of the week in the United States. The mini album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart dated July 23, making aespa the fastest K-pop girl group in history to top the chart.
According to Luminate (formerly MRC Data), “Girls” earned a total of 56,000 equivalent album units during the week ending on July 14. The album’s total score consisted of 53,000 traditional album sales and 3,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units—which translates to 4.34 million on-demand audio streams over the course of the week.
Congratulations to aespa on their impressive achievements!