TWICE Achieves First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Korean pop group TWICE has secured its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of 'With YOU-th'. The album earned 95,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its debut week, largely from traditional album sales. This marks TWICE's fifth top 10 entry on the chart, with all their albums earning consecutive spots.


All-Female Korean Pop Groups Dominate the Charts

'With YOU-th' by TWICE is the third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 by an all-female group in less than three years. Previously, NewJeans topped the chart with their 2nd EP 'Get Up' in 2023, followed by BLACKPINK with 'Born Pink' in 2022. These Korean pop groups have all achieved their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and have debuted at the top of the tally. The last all-female group to achieve this feat before BLACKPINK was American act Danity Kane with their album 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' in 2008.

LE SSERAFIM Makes Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

Joining TWICE in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 is another all-female Korean pop group, LE SSERAFIM, with their album 'Easy' debuting at No. 8. This marks their second top 10-charting album, following their previous release 'Unforgiven' which peaked at No. 6 last year.

The Significance of TWICE and LE SSERAFIM in the Top 10

The simultaneous presence of TWICE and LE SSERAFIM in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 is historic, as it is the first time two all-female Korean pop groups have achieved this milestone. The last time any two all-female groups shared space in the top 10 was in 2006, with American country trio The Chicks and American pop group Pussycat Dolls.

The success of TWICE, LE SSERAFIM, and other all-female Korean pop groups demonstrates the growing popularity and influence of K-pop on the global music scene. These acts have not only achieved impressive chart positions but have also received recognition for their sales and streaming numbers.


Other Notable Entries on the Billboard 200

Morgan Wallen's 'One Thing at a Time' jumps to No. 2 on the Billboard 200, while Ye and Ty Dolla $ign's 'Vultures 1' falls to No. 3. Noah Kahan's 'Stick Season' and SZA's 'SOS' maintain their positions at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively.

Drake's 'For All the Dogs' climbs to No. 6, and Taylor Swift's '1989 (Taylor's Version)' drops to No. 7. Rounding out the top 10 are Taylor Swift's 'Lover' at No. 9 and 21 Savage's 'American Dream' at No. 10.