Billboard has printed its World Albums chart for the week ending on March 18!
NCT 127’s repackaged album “Ay-Yo” entered the chart at No. 1 this week, over a month after its preliminary launch in Korea. (Though “Ay-Yo” was initially launched in Korea and on digital platforms again in January, the album was solely bodily launched in the USA on March 3, pushing again its debut on the U.S. charts.)
Along with topping the World Albums chart, “Ay-Yo” additionally debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200, making NCT 127 solely the second K-pop artist in historical past to chart 5 totally different albums within the prime 15.
After 5 consecutive weeks at No. 1, TXT’s “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” fell to No. 2 on the World Albums chart this week. The mini album additionally efficiently remained within the top 60 of the Billboard 200 for a sixth consecutive week.
BTS’s anthology album “Proof” stayed sturdy at No. 4 in its thirty ninth consecutive week on the World Albums chart, whereas their 2020 album “Map of the Soul: 7” held regular at No. 7 (in its 129th week) and RM’s solo album “Indigo” ranked No. 12 (in its 14th week).
Stray Kids’ “MAXIDENT” charted at No. 6 in its nineteenth non-consecutive week on the chart, and NewJeans’ debut EP “New Jeans” rose to No. 9 in its twenty second week.
TWICE’s “BETWEEN 1&2” climbed again as much as No. 10 in its twenty fourth week, whereas LE SSERAFIM’s “ANTIFRAGILE” re-entered the chart at No. 15, marking its thirteenth non-consecutive week on the chart.
Congratulations to all the artists!
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