TXT Ties NCT 127’s Record On Billboard 200 For 2nd Longest-Charting Male K-Pop Artist
Back when it was first released in January, TXT’s latest mini album “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest U.S. sales week of any artist (from any country) this year. As of this week, the EP still holds the title of best-selling album of 2023 in the United States, across all genres, in terms of pure sales.
To add to that achievement, TXT has now tied NCT 127’s record as the second longest-charting male K-pop artist on the Billboard 200. “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” has now spent 17 consecutive weeks on the chart, tying the record set by NCT 127’s 2021 studio album “Sticker.” (At present, BTS is the only male K-pop artist who has ever managed to chart an album for over 17 weeks.)
Notably, however, not only has “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” successfully remained on the Billboard 200 for 17 weeks in a row, but recently, it has been rising back up the ranks. On the latest chart (dated June 3), “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” jumped to No. 134, marking the third consecutive week that it has seen an upward climb.
“The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” has also been holding steady on other Billboard charts: the mini album ranked No. 6 on the World Albums chart and swept the No. 15 spot on both the Top Album Sales chart and Top Current Album Sales chart this week.
Finally, TXT climbed back up to No. 62 on Billboard’s Artist 100, marking their 50th non-consecutive week on the chart.
Congratulations to TXT on their ongoing success on the Billboard charts!
Watch TXT in the documentary series “K-Pop Generation” with subtitles below: