BTS, Blackpink, Stray Kids And TXT Dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) (L-R) Jennie Kim, Rosé, Lisa and Jisoo of 'BLACKPINK' are seen at the YouTube Music Artist Lounge at Coachella 2019 on April 12, 2019 in Indio, California.

BTS, Blackpink, Stray Kids and TXT – these are four of the biggest names in the K-pop industry who ranked high on Billboard's World Albums chart this week.

As if the massive record sales and multiple awards tucked under their belts are not enough, BTS continues to dominate the charts. The septet has seven albums on the top 15 of the Billboard World Albums Chart this week. "Map of the Soul: 7" remained at No. 3, followed by "BE" at No. 5," "BTS, the Best" at No. 6, "Love Yourself: Answer" at No. 8, "Map of the Soul: Persona" at No. 11, "Love Yourself: Her" at No. 13 and "Skool Luv Affair" at No. 14.

The fourth-generation boyband, TXT, held on to its No. 1 spot for the 14th week on the chart for its album "The Chaos Chapter: Freeze." This earned them the title as the longest-charting K-pop album of 2021 on Billboard's World Albums chart, Soompi reported.

"The Chaos Chapter: Freeze" also stayed strong on the Billboard 200 this week at No. 26, becoming the third K-pop act to have an album ruling on the charts for 11 weeks after BTS and Blackpink.

The song also ranked No. 3 on Billboard's Tastemaker Albums chart and No. 5 on the Top Current Album sales chart this week. TXT's latest song, "LO$ER=LO ♥ ER," came in at No. 12 on the World Digital Song Sales chart.

TXT is managed by Big Hit Music, which also manages BTS. The group consists of five members – Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai. 

Though they have been in the industry for only two years, TXT has already received the Rookie of the Year award, Golden Disc Awards and the Melon Music Award in 2019.

The five-member group also charted at No. 23 on Billboard's Artist 100 chart this week.

Stray Kids' new studio album, "NOEASY," stayed at No. 7, while Blackpink's "The Album" was at No. 9 on Billboard's World Albums chart for a total of 48 consecutive weeks.


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