'Born Pink' by Blackpink sells over 2 million units in first two days since release

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'Born Pink' by Blackpink sells over 2 million units in first two days since release

Blackpink [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

Blackpink [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

 
Blackpink’s second album “Born Pink” sold over 2 million units in the first two days since its release on Sept. 16, a first for a K-pop girl group, according to YG Entertainment Thursday.
 
The album sold 2.14 million copies between Sept. 16 and 17, according to local album sales tracker Circle Chart, formerly known as Gaon Chart.
 
“[The number] is a compilation from local sales and exports to North America and Europe,” YG said. “We believe the sales will continue to increase as the sales for the first week of the album release hasn’t been fully calculated, and due to the fact that the girl group is gearing up for the largest scale world tour yet for a K-pop girl group.”
 
On another local album sales tracker, Hanteo Chart, the album is reported to have sold over 1.34 million units from Sept. 16 to 21.
 
Circle Chart tallies the physical album sales by subtracting the amount of returns from overall shipping, while Hanteo Chart reflects the real-time sales from stores.
 
The lead track of the album, “Shut Down,” topped Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart for five consecutive days.
 
The music video for the track also surpassed 100 million views in five days and three hours since its release, becoming the group’s 34th music video to surpass the mark. Its performance video also surpassed 10 million views 12 hours since its release.
 
“Blackpink World Tour [Born Pink]” will take place at the KSPO Dome in Olympic Park, southern Seoul, on Oct. 15 and 16. The group will then move on to other cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, London, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, Manila, Melbourne and Sydney.

BY LEE JAE-LIM [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]
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