ITZY Becomes 4th K-Pop Girl Group In History To Enter Top 10 Of Billboard 200 With “CHECKMATE”
ITZY has just achieved their highest ranking yet on the Billboard 200!
On July 24 local time, Billboard announced that ITZY’s new mini album “CHECKMATE” had debuted at No. 8 on its famous Top 200 Albums chart, its weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the United States.
The achievement marks ITZY’s first time entering the top 10 on the Billboard 200—as well as their third entry on the chart overall, following their 2021 albums “GUESS WHO” and “CRAZY IN LOVE” (the latter of which peaked at No. 11).
According to Luminate (formerly MRC Data), “CHECKMATE” earned a total of 33,000 equivalent album units during the week ending on July 21. The album’s total score consisted of 31,000 traditional album sales and 2,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units—which translates to 2.96 million on-demand audio streams over the course of the week.
ITZY is only the fourth K-pop girl group in history to enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200, following BLACKPINK, TWICE, and aespa. “CHECKMATE” is also only the fifth K-pop girl group album ever to make the top 10, following BLACKPINK’s “THE ALBUM,” TWICE’s “Taste of Love” and “Formula of Love: O+T=<3,” and aespa’s “Girls.”
Congratulations to ITZY on their impressive achievement!