Treasure sells most albums within a week among all newly debuted bands
YG Entertainment's newest boy band Treasure recorded the highest number of albums sold within a week among all bands that debuted this year, selling over 160,000 copies of its debut EP since it was officially released on Aug. 13.
According to the agency, Treasure's first EP "The First Step: Chapter One" sold 160,614 copies from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, recording the highest number of albums sold within a week for all debuting releases this year.
The EP sat on No. 1 of Korea's album sales tracker Hanteo Chart's daily chart on the day of its release, having already recorded 100,000 copies in preorder sales just two days after orders began on July 29.
"This is the highest number for any of YG's debuting bands and the highest for any debuting K-pop band this year, proving its powerful influence as a band aiming for the global market," the agency said.
"Since the demand for this album has been coming in from Japan, China and many other countries in America, Europe and Southeast Asia, the number of sales is expected to soar even higher."
Treasure made a strong debut with its lead track "Boy" on Aug. 7, topping the iTunes chart in 19 regions around the world as well as Naver's Line Music.
It also sits high on Billboard's charts, such as World Digital Song Sales, Emerging Artist and Social 50.
The music video for "Boy" is gaining wide viewership on YouTube as well, hitting 10 million views within 26 hours and exceeding 30 million as of Thursday.
It uploaded a special performance video of "Boy" on Thursday morning.
BY YOON SO-YEON [email@example.com]