aespa, BTS, TWICE’s Nayeon, TXT, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, And BLACKPINK Sweep Top Spots On Billboard’s World Albums Chart
Billboard has released its World Albums chart for the week ending on July 23!
Including the World Albums chart, “Girls” swept the No. 1 spot on a total of three Billboard charts this week: the mini album entered both the Top Album Sales chart and the Top Current Album Sales chart at No. 1, making aespa the fastest female K-pop act in history to top either chart.
aespa also re-entered Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 3 this week, making them only the second female K-pop artist ever to enter the top 3 of the chart (following BLACKPINK). Meanwhile, “Girls” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, making aespa the fastest female K-pop act ever to enter the top 3 of the chart—and only the second female K-pop artist in history to land two albums in the top 20 (following TWICE).
Additionally, aespa’s new title track “Girls” made strong debuts at No. 6 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, No. 25 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, and No. 42 on the Global 200.
Meanwhile, BTS once again landed a total of four albums on the World Albums chart this week. Their recent anthology album “Proof” stayed strong at No. 3 in its fifth consecutive week on the chart, in addition to holding steady at No. 19 on the Billboard 200.
BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” came in at No. 10 in its 171st week on the World Albums chart, followed by “Map of the Soul: 7” at No. 12 (in its 125th week) and “Love Yourself: Tear” at No. 13 (in its 194th week).
TWICE’s Nayeon‘s solo debut mini album “IM NAYEON” ranked No. 4 in its third week on the chart, in addition to becoming the first album by any K-pop soloist in history to spend three weeks on the Billboard 200.
TXT landed two albums in the top 15 of this week’s World Albums chart, where the group’s latest mini album “minisode 2: Thursday’s Child” ranked No. 5 in its 10th consecutive week. “minisode 2: Thursday’s Child” also became the first K-pop album of 2022 to spend nine consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 this week, making TXT only the second K-pop artist in history to achieve the feat with multiple albums.
Meanwhile, TXT’s “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze,” which holds the record for the longest-charting album of 2021 on the World Albums chart, re-entered the chart at No. 14—marking its 45th non-consecutive week on the chart.
Congratulations to all of the artists!