Rosé's first solo album becomes 'half million seller'

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Rosé's first solo album becomes 'half million seller'

Rose of Blackpink  [ILGAN SPORTS]

Rose of Blackpink [ILGAN SPORTS]

 
Rosé's first solo album "R,” which was released on March 12, is continuing to break records.  
 
YG Entertainment announced Wednesday that the album sales of “R” surpassed 500,000 copies, making Blackpink's Rosé the first Korean female solo artist in 19 years to finally obtain the “half million seller” title. 
 
Just in the first week of release, the album sold more than 440,000 copies, the highest ever for any female K-pop soloist.  
 
Rosé also holds two Guinness World Records with “R.”  
 
The music video for “On the Ground,” the lead track of the album, has become the most played within 24 hours among all K-pop soloists after being viewed 41.6 million times. She’s also the only artist to reach the top spot of Billboard’s global chart as both a solo artist and part of a group.  
 
Rosé is the second Blackpink member to release her own solo music, following Jennie and her hit track "Solo" (2018).
 
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE   [yim.seunghye@joongang.co.kr]
 
 
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