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  • Big Bang’s New Album On US Billboard Charts
  • [2011-03-07]
  • The idol group Big Bang’s album, recorded in the Korean language, entered the US Billboard chart without a debut in the USA. Big Bang’s album entitled “Heatseekers Albums” ranked in 7th place for the first time. The latest mini album, which was released on February 24, has been ranked in 7th place in the category for new singers’ chart, which is to be decided by the number of album sales, and ranked in 3rd place in the category of “World Album” on February 12. Their agency YG Entertainment said on March 4, “The fact that album had been ranked in 6th place on the iTunes America Top 100 charts might be the driving force for its entering the Billboard chart.”




    Big Bang’s album could not be ranked on the main charts such as the “Hot 100” and “Billboard 200,” but could be ranked on the independent category chart, but it is still a meaningful feat. Singers such as the Wonder Girls and BoA have debuted in the USA and their names have been listed on the Billboard chart, but Big Bang’s case was different because they achieved the result only with their album, which was produced solely by a Korean producer without any promotional activities in the USA. The agency continued, saying, “This album has been included in the top 10 not only on the American chart, but also on other iTunes charts in countries such as Canada, New Zealand, and Finland. As digital media has shown advanced technology, Big Bang’s achievement could prove the new possibility of having a new opportunity for K-POP abroad without an official debut.”

    The Wonder Girls’ album “Nobody” and BoA’s first debut album in the USA entitled “BoA” have been ranked on the Billboard main chart at the 76th spot on the “Hot 100” chart and 127th place on the “Billboard 200,” respectively. In addition, Korean singers such as Kim Bum Soo, Mink, S-Blush, and Skull have listed their names on the category chart as well.

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