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Blackpink is the first all-female group to debut at No. 1 in over a decade

Blackpink makes history on this week’s chart with their second set, “Born Pink,” the first album by an all-female group to hit No. 1 since Danity Kane’s “Welcome to the Dollhouse” in 2008.

“Born Pink” moved the equivalent of 102,000 album units in its first week of release in the US, in the week ending September 22, according to Luminate via billboard. The feat also marks the first no. 1 on the Billboard 200, though 2020’s full-length debut “The Album” came close with a near No. 2 high.

The eight-track set also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart with 75,500 copies sold. The majority of these sales come from collectible CD bundles and digital album sales.

There’s no denying that K-pop artists dominated the charts this week. Joining “Born Pink” near the top is NCT 127’s “2 Baddies,” which debuted at No. 3 with 58,500 equivalent album units earned. The group’s fourth studio album is their third top 10 hit on the album chart.

And on the Hot 100: Harry Styles goes gold for England with “As It Was” clocking 15 weeks at No. 1 – Longest streak for a song by a British artist, or by an act with no other featured artists. Styles also tops the box office, starring in Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” which grossed a whopping $19 million in its first week.

at no. 2 on the Hot 100 is Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit,” which spends a fourth week at No. 2 peaks, with a 10% increase in airplay. Post Malone’s “I Like You (A Happier Song),” featuring Doja Cat, jumps to No. 2 from her previous No. 5 slots; Nicky Youre and Dazy’s “Sunroof” remains at No. 4; and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” slides 3-5. OneRepublic’s “I Ain’t Worried” moves up one spot to No. 7.

Meanwhile, two country music heavyweights round out the Hot 100: Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” at No. 6 and Luke Combs’ second top 10 hit, “The Kind of Love We Make,” climbs to No. 8. (In 2020, Combs’ “Forvever After All” peaked at No. 2, the highest rank ever.) achieved by a solo male country singer).

Closing out the list is Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” at No. 9 and Future’s “Wait for U,” featuring Drake and Tems, which remains at No. 10 for another week.

The rest of the Billboard 200 top 10 feature regulars, with the exception of newcomer EST Gee, who with his second top 10 effort, “I Never Felt Nun,” enters at No. 8 with 30,000 equivalent album units earned.

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” slips from its No. 1 spot to No. 2 (93,000 album units), after 11 non-consecutive weeks atop the chart; Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” remains at No. 4 (48,000 units) and posts a non-consecutive 88th week in the top 10; and the Weeknd compilation album The Highlights” returns to the top 10, climbing 32-5 (39,000 units). Additionally, Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” is up 8-6 (36,000 units) and Styles’ “Harry’s House” remains at No. 7 (35,000 units).

Rounding out the top 10 is Rod Wave’s “Beautiful Mind,” at No. 9 (29,000 units) and YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “Realer 2,” falling 6-10 (27,000 units).


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