Enhypen ranks on Billboard 200 albums chart for first time
Boy band Enhypen made it to the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time with its latest EP "Border: Carnival."
The EP ranked at No. 18 on the global music chart after its latest update on Tuesday.
"Border: Carnival" was released on April 26, six months after the band's debut in November 2020. According to its agency Belift Lab, Enhypen is the only K-pop act to have debuted last year to land on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
It is also the second highest ranking to be reached by any K-pop band, following BTS which reached the No. 7 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart in March with "BE" (2020).
"Considering how 'BE' was released last year, Enhypen's album can be considered the best-performing K-pop album released this year," Belift Lab said.
In the week following the release of the EP, Enhypen landed on four Billboard charts. In addition to the 200 albums chart, the album was ranked No. 9 on the World Album chart and No. 15 on the Hitseekers Album chart.
Lead track "Drunk-Dazed" ranked No. 3 on the World Digital Song Sales chart and No. 166 on the Billboard Global chart, which excludes sales made within the United States.
“Border: Carnival” also topped Korea’s Hanteo and Gaon album sales charts in April after only five days of sales. The album sold over 520,000 copies last month.
Enhypen debuted in November 2020 with its first EP “Border: Day One.” It was formed through Mnet’s audition Program “I-LAND” (2020) and consists of six Koreans and one Japanese member.
BY YOON SO-YEON [firstname.lastname@example.org]