ITZY becomes third Korean girl group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart

ITZY becomes third Korean girl group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart
Ryan General
October 11, 2021
South Korean pop group ITZY’s highly anticipated first full-length album landed the top spot on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, which ranks the top-selling albums of the week based on album sales.
Itzo loco: “Crazy in Love: The 1st Album” made its remarkable Billboard debut at No. 1 on the sales chart after selling 22,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 30, reported Billboard.
  • “Crazy” is ITZY’s second entry on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart as their “Guess Who” EP also made the list back in May, peaking at No. 23.
  • Of the 22,000 units sold, physical album sales for “Crazy” comprise 21,000 (all from CD sales), and 1,000 sold via digital download. 
  • The album also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums and Independent Albums categories.
  • “Crazy” also landed at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, which is a far cry from what “Guess Who” achieved in May when it debuted at No. 148 on the same chart, reported Soompi.
  • In true K-pop release tradition, ITZY’s CD edition was issued in multiple different collectible packages.
  •  With its entry at No. 1, ITZY’s album replaces another K-pop album — “Sticker: The 3rd Album” from NCT 127 dropped to No. 2 in its second week.
About the album: “Crazy in Love,” which was released globally on Sept. 24, contains a total of 16 tracks, including English versions of the songs “In The Morning” and “LOCO.”
  • As of this writing, the music video for the album’s first single and title track, “LOCO,” has been viewed over 72 million times since it premiered on Sept. 24.
  • Hanteo Chart, Korea’s music chart that keeps track of record sales in real-time, reported that ITZY’s album “Crazy In Love” sold over 259,700 copies in first week sales.
  • The figure ranks the album as the fourth highest first-week album sales among all K-pop girl groups. 
Featured Image via JYP Entertainment
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