Aespa, a popular idol group under SM Entertainment, is creating a sensation in the K-pop world by achieving a ‘million-seller’ in a week after the album’s release.
According to the Circle Chart on the 14th, Aespa’s second mini-album ‘Girls‘ recorded sales of 1,426,000 copies in the first week of release.
Album sales in the first week of release are often called Initial Chodong. K-pop fans regard Initial Chodong as one of the important indicators to gauge the worldwide popularity of the idol they support.
Aespa’s Initial Chodong is the highest among all Korean girl groups.
Before Aespa, BLACKPINK held first place in Initial Chodong among girl groups.
In October 2020, Blackpink set a new record for the first week of a girl group with their 1st full-length album ‘THE ALBUM’, selling 680,000 copies in the first week.
However, even before the release of the ‘Girls‘ album, Aespa had foretold that it would set a new record by breaking through 1.61 million pre-orders.
The attention of people in the music industry is being focused on the remarkable achievements of Aespa, which is called the 4th generation representative girl group.
On the other hand, Aespa, who debuted in November 2020, has been active around the world since the release of their second mini-album ‘Girls‘ on July 8th.
In April, they appeared at Coachella, the largest outdoor music festival in the United States, and first unveiled the stage for the song ‘Life’s Too Short’ from the album.
In addition, Aespa was the first K-pop girl group to attend and give a speech at the ‘UN 2022 High-Level Forum for Sustainable Development’ held at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on the 5th.
Aespa, which debuted in the music industry in November 2020, set a record in less than two years after debut and established itself as a representative of K-Pop.