Rosé sells over 440,000 copies of debut solo album in first week of its release
Rosé continues to break new records with her solo album "R."
Korea's album sales tracker Hanteo Chart announced on Tuesday that the first-week sales of "R" surpassed 440,000 copies, the highest ever for any female K-pop soloist.
According to Hanteo Chart, "R" sold 448,089 copies during the first week of sales, but the number is expected to rise when combined with the sales of the limited-edition LP copies.
"R" saw over 500,000 preorders ahead of its release with first-day sales surpassing 280,000.
The album's lead track "On The Ground" is also proving popular. It topped the Billboard Global 200 chart on its latest update made on Tuesday, the highest for any K-pop solo act since the chart was first established in September last year.
It also landed at No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the highest for a female K-pop solo singer, while "Gone," the other song on the album, sits at No. 29 of the Billboard Global 200 chart.
Rosé, also a member of girl group Blackpink, has been proving herself as a soloist, topping the iTunes Top Song Chart in 51 regions around the world immediately after the release of "R," and landing at No. 43 on the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in Britain with "On The Ground" — another first for a solo female K-pop artist.
The music video surpassed 100 million views on Saturday, a week after the song's release and the fastest time to reach the milestone by a female K-pop solo artist.
As a group, Blackpink saw five of its songs reach the Official Singles Chart Top 100, including the group's 2020 hit "How You Like That," which reached No. 20.
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