BLACKPINK Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Born Pink'

Meanwhile, NCT 127's new album '2 Baddies' bows at No. 3 with 58,500 equivalent album units earned, marking the South Korean boyband's third Top 10-charting effort.

AceShowbiz - BLACKPINK makes history with "Born Pink". The South Korean mega girlgroup lands its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its second full-length studio album. The group's latest effort debuts atop the list with 102,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending September 22, according to Luminate.

Of the number, album sales comprise 75,500. SEA units comprise 25,000 and TEA units comprise 1,500. The eight-song set marks the first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 by an all-female group since 2008. "Born Pink" is also the third album by a South Korean act to top the Billboard 200 in 2022, following BTS' (Bangtan Boys) "Proof" and Stray Kids' "Stray Kids Mini Album: Oddinary".

Back to the chart, Bad Bunny's former leader "Un Verano Sin Ti" falls from No. 1 to No. 2 after 11 nonconsecutive weeks atop the list. The album earns 93,000 equivalent album units in the latest tracking week.

At No. 3 is another newcomer, NCT 127's new album "2 Baddies", that bows with 58,500 equivalent album units earned. It marks the 9-member South Korean boyband's third Top 10-charting effort. Prior to this, the group's "Sticker: The 3rd Album" debuted and peaked at No. 3 in October 2021.

Morgan Wallen's "Dangerous: The Double Album", meanwhile, stays at No. 4 with 48,000 equivalent album units earned. Following it up is The Weeknd's compilation album "The Highlights" that soars high from No. 32 to No. 5 after earning 39,000 equivalent album units. Beyonce Knowles' "Renaissance" also climbs up this week, moving from No. 8 to No. 6 with 36,000 equivalent album units earned. As for Harry Styles' "Harry's House", it's stationary at No. 7 with 35,000 units.

Occupying No. 8 is EST Gee, who nabs his second top 10-charting album on the Billboard 200 as "I Never Felt Nun" bows at No. 8 with 30,000 equivalent album units earned. Rod Wave's "Beautiful Mind" is holding steady at No. 9 with 29,000 equivalent album units earned. Rounding out the Top 10 is NBA YoungBoy's (YoungBoy Never Broke Again) "Realer 2" that dips from No. 6 to No. 10 in its third week after earning 27,000 units.

Top Ten of Billboard 200:

  1. "Born Pink" - BLACKPINK (102,000 units)
  2. "Un Verano Sin Ti" - Bad Bunny (93,000 units)
  3. "2 Baddies" - NCT 127 (58,500 units)
  4. "Dangerous: The Double Album" - Morgan Wallen (48,000 units)
  5. "The Highlights" - The Weeknd (39,000 units)
  6. "Renaissance" - Beyonce Knowles (36,000 units)
  7. "Harry's House" - Harry Styles (35,000 units)
  8. "I Never Felt Nun " - EST Gee (30,000 units)
  9. "Beautiful Mind" - Rod Wave (29,000 units)
  10. "Realer 2" - NBA YoungBoy (YoungBoy Never Broke Again) (27,000 units)

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