Blackpink top US Billboard chart with Born Pink album – the first K-pop girl group to do so, and the first all-female act to reach No 1 since 2008
- The girl group hit the top spot on the influential US chart a week after releasing their second album, Born Pink
- This makes them the first K-pop girl group to do so, and the first female act to reach No 1 since 2008
Blackpink made history over the weekend with their new album Born Pink, becoming the first all-female group since 2008 to top the US Billboard 200 album chart, one of the most influential music charts in the world.
Although K-pop acts have become mainstays on international music charts in recent years, and several boy bands have risen to No 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, girl groups and female Korean artists had yet to hit the top spot.
Blackpink’s No 1 is the first for an all-female act since Danity Kane’s Welcome to the Dollhouse in April 2008.
Blackpink’s second full-length album arrived around two years after their first, The Album – which hit No 2 on the Billboard chart. Blackpink are also planning the largest K-pop concert tour ever by a female act.
Born Pink also topped charts around the world, including in the United Kingdom.