Specifically, Billboard has just announced the World Albums chart for the week. As a result, NCT 127’s third studio album, “Sticker,” has returned to No. 1 on this week’s World Albums chart after 3 months of release.
“Sticker” also climbed back up several other Billboard charts, including the Billboard 200, becoming the first K-pop album of 2021 to spend 12 consecutive weeks on the chart.
TWICE’s latest studio album, “Formula of Love: O+T=<3,” holds the No. 2 spot for the fourth week on the World Albums chart and also becomes the first K-pop girl group album of the year. 2021 charted for 4 weeks on the Billboard 200.
TWICE’s performance this week, although it has dropped 1 rank compared to last week, is still higher than BTS and Blackpink’s rankings.
Accordingly, BTS has 5 albums entering the top 15 of this week’s World Albums chart. It was “Map of the Soul: 7” climbing to No. 3, followed by “BE” at No. 6, “BTS, The Best” at No. 8, “Love Yourself: Tear” at No. 11th, and “Map of the Soul: Persona” at 15th.
Meanwhile, Blackpink’s “The Album” maintained at number 13 for its 62nd week.
This week, TXT also had two different albums in the top 15. Their first Japanese single, “Chaotic Wonderland,” debuted on the World Albums chart at number four, while their latest studio album, “The Chaos Chapter,” debuted on the World Albums chart. : Freeze” for the 28th consecutive week on the chart at number 12, extending the group’s record as the longest K-pop album of 2021.
“Chaotic Wonderland” also made its debut on the Billboard 200 this week, making TXT the only Korean act to hit three new entries on the chart in 2021.
Finally, ITZY’s “Crazy In Love” stayed at #9 for its 11th week on the World Albums chart.
Thus, TWICE is extending their streak of achievements with “Formula of Love: O+T=<3”. It can be said that 2021 is a successful year for 9 girls because their products are well received in Korea and the international market.