BLACKPINK’s full-length album BORN PINK ranks at top of UK official album chart

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The latest UK official chart was released on September 23, 2022, and as expected, the BLACKPINK members grabbed the first position with their recent full-length album, BORN PINK. The group beat out prominent artists like Suede and Rina Sawayama in the process. Talking about BLACKPINK, the group’s earlier high ranking on the same chart was in the second position with their first full-length album, which was also titled The Album.


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The album’s ranking

The official UK chart introduced all the albums that rose to the top of the new list. An article was also published along the same lines and reportedly read, “BLACKPINK’s album made history by being the first K-pop girl group to top the charts” on the announcement day. The official UK chart is considered one of the biggest charts in the music industry after the US Billboard chart. Earlier, BTS was the only Korean artist to have reached the top of the UK official chart. Apart from them, PSY topped the same chart with his single Gangnam Style in 2012.

BORN PINK’s records

On September 16 at 1 pm KST, the album BORN PINK became the very first by any female artist in the history of Hanteo to have sold over a million copies on the very first day. According to the latest reports, Hanteo has stated that the album sold a whopping total of 1,542,950 copies in the first week of its release, the timeline for which was between September 16 to 22, 2022. This makes the quartet the first-ever K-pop girl group to reach 1.5 million album sales within its first week.


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The earlier record by Aespa

As of now, BLACKPINK has doubled its previous first-week sales record of 689,066 and also broke another band, Aespa’s record for the highest first-week sales by any female artist in the history of Hanteo. Talking about Aespa, the girl group had earlier set a record with Girls that sold 1,126,068 copies earlier this year.

Talking about BLACKPINK, the girl group’s previous first-week sales record on Hanteo was set by The Album in 2020, which reportedly sold 689,066 copies.

Circle chart data

BLACKPINK’s recently released album BORN PINK has also broken the record for the highest first-week sales by any female artist in history, as per the Circle Chart data. The said data reported a whopping figure of 2,141,281 copies sold, which makes the album the first double million seller by a K-pop girl group.