In nearly precisely one yr, TWICE have gone from a well-liked Okay-pop woman group who hadn’t but been capable of break onto the Billboard 200, Billboard’s weekly rating of the most-consumed albums within the U.S., to one of the vital profitable musical acts from South Korea when trying on the American charts. Their fast accumulation of profitable initiatives, paired with the truth that they proceed to hit spectacular new highs each few months, exhibits that they’re positively a reputation to look at and one of the vital thrilling bands within the discipline.
Listed here are 4 methods TWICE made historical past final week just by debuting their new EP on the Billboard 200.
Second South Korean Lady Group To Chart A Prime 10 Album
It looks as if each few months, one other musical act from South Korea reaches the highest 10 on the Billboard 200, as increasingly bands and solo stars from that a part of the world are making a noticeable industrial influence within the U.S. There are actually eight totally different teams from the Asian nation which have discovered themselves someplace between Nos. 1 and 10 no less than as soon as, however considerably surprisingly, solely two of them are made up of ladies.
TWICE turned simply the second South Korean woman group to chart a prime 10 album on the Billboard 200 final week, following in Blackpink’s footsteps. Their new EP Style of Love debuted at No. 6, a powerful displaying for an all-female act of any form.
Second-Highest-Charting Album By A South Korean Lady Group
Final yr, Blackpink made historical past by turning into not solely the primary South Korean woman group to enter the Billboard 200’s prime 10, however by charting one of many highest-reaching titles by any act from the Asian territory. The quartet’s first full-length The Album nearly turned a uncommon No. 1 amongst Okay-pop acts, nevertheless it was compelled to accept second place after a well-liked rapper surprise-released a brand new set on the identical time.
As Blackpink’s The Album stalled at No. 2, it stands because the highest-charting launch by a South Korean woman group within the historical past of the Billboard 200. TWICE’s Style of Love solely missed out on tying that displaying by a couple of areas, because the quick set opened (and peaked) at No. 6.
Tied For The Most Charting Albums Amongst South Korean Lady Teams
Solely seven South Korean woman teams have reached the Billboard 200 at any level with any kind of launch, and simply two have appeared on the tally greater than as soon as. With one other win to their credit score, TWICE matched Blackpink for probably the most charting titles, as each acts have now despatched a trio of efforts to the tally.
Blackpink first reached the rating in 2018 with their Sq. Up EP, which peaked at No. 40. The next yr, they improved their greatest placement with one other EP, Kill This Love, which rose to No. 24. As is talked about above, 2020’s The Album arrived at No. 2.
TWICE’s Extra & Extra EP barely broke onto the listing at No. 200 final June, and 6 months later their album Eyes Broad Open went to No. 72, bringing them to the higher half of the Billboard 200 for the primary time. Now, they’ve carried out even higher, hitting the highest 10.
Fellow South Korean woman teams like Loona, ITZY, Ladies’ Technology, Ladies’ Technology-TTS and 2NE1 have additionally landed on the Billboard 200, however simply as soon as.
Tied For The Fourth-Most Charting Albums Amongst All South Korean Musicians
With three Billboard 200-charting initiatives, TWICE stands out as one of the vital profitable musical acts of any form from South Korea, as there aren’t many names which have pushed no less than a trio of releases to the tally. By scoring a 3rd win, the all-female vocal band strikes up on the all-time rating and ties for fourth-most placements of all time on the chart amongst South Korean musicians.
BTS paved the way with 13, whereas EXO and TXT (or Tomorrow X Collectively) have each scored 4 charting titles. TWICE is at present tied with Blackpink, G-Dragon and NCT 127 with three apiece.