BLACKPINK have “Shut Down” the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first album to debut at No. 1, “Born Pink.”
To achieve the Billboard milestone, BLACKPINK’s second studio album reached 102,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. last week. This makes BLACKPINK the first girl group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in any country since 2008’s Danity Kane with “Welcome to the Dollhouse.”
In addition, the YG Entertainment quartet became the first girl group to debut at the top of both the Billboard 200 and official U.K. charts simultaneously since Destiny’s Child 21 years ago.
BLACKPINK also reportedly had the largest sales week of any 2022 album, with 75,500 copies sold.
There are 17 different CD configurations of the “Born Pink” album, including Target variants, YG Entertainment website exclusives and versions for each of the four BLACKPINK members.
“Born Pink” features the title track “Shut Down,” which BLACKPINK recently performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The new album also includes the pre-release song “Pink Venom,” which BLACKPINK performed during their U.S. award show debut at the 2022 MTV Vido Music Awardss last month. During the awards ceremony, the quartet won Best Metaverse Performance for their virtual concert and collaboration with “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile,” where they debuted the music video for “Ready For Love.”
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With their new album also comes a world tour, which will start next month in Seoul. The tour will span seven months in over 25 cities around the world, including several stops in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. YG Entertainment has claimed that the upcoming tour will be “the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.”
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