These K-Pop Superstars Sweep This Week’s Billboard World Album Charts
With Korean Pop superstars dominating worldwide charts, the rise of the global phenomenon that is the "Hallyu Wave" doesn't seem to falter.
In particular, Billboard's most recent World Album Chart is a perfect representation of K-Pop's domination. Of the 15 top albums for the week's ending in June 12, only three albums are by Korean pop superstars.
We have compiled the list of K-Pop acts who topped this week's Billboard World Album Chart:
Once again, BTS proves their global music dominance. For this week, the HYBE superstars landed 7 spots in the Top 15, three of which are the top 3 ranks. "Map of the Soul: 7," "BE," and "Love Yourself: Answer" nabbed the first, second and third spots, respectively.
Following to the footsteps of their senior labelmate, BTS, TXT is on its way to making a name for themselves in the international music scene. Most recently, TXT or Tomorrow by Together released their newest full-length album. TXT's "The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE" debuted at number 4 on Billboard World Album Charts.
Considered as one of groups that are expected to lead K-Pop's fourth generation, ENHYPEN once again entered Billboard World Album Charts. ENHYPEN's "BORDER: CARNIVAL" grabbed the fifth spot for this week's chart.
It's been a while since BLACKPINK blessed their fans with their first-ever full-length album, "THE ALBUM." Still, BLACKPINK's "THE ALBUM" consistently enters the Billboard World Album Charts. For this week, "THE ALBUM" entered the chart at No. 6.
NCT is considerably the biggest boy group of the fourth generation, both in the number of members and sales. The SM Entertainment boy group released their album "RESONANCE Pt. 1" last year and it is now in its 34th week on the chart. "RESONANCE Pt.1" came in at number 8 for the week.
JYP Entertainment's fourth generation girl group, ITZY, is a force that's taking over K-Pop. The five-membered girl group made their comeback with the album "GUESS WHO." In its fifth week on the chart, ITZY's "GUESS WHO" came in at number 12.