While BLACKPINK Rosé topped varios major global music charts, she also set a new record for K-Pop female solo artists in terms of album sales.
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According to Hanteo Chart on March 23, the initial sales (sales volume for a week after the album's release) of BLACKPINK Rosé's first solo single album '-R-' totaled 448,089 copies. This figure is expected to continue to increase as only CD and KiT albums were counted, excluding limited-edition LPs.
Rosé's '-R-' album had recorded more than 500,000 pre-orders during the pre-sale period, signaling a sensation. As soon as the '-R-' album was released on March 16, it had already made a new history for K-Pop female soloist (based on the Hanteo Chart's tally) with the overwhelming sales of more than 280,000.
Rosé has also hit the global music market beyond South Korea. In particular, the title song 'On The Ground' was ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 in the U.S. This is the highest ranking for a K-Pop solo artist.
Billboard Global 200 ranks the most popular songs based on streaming and music sales collected from more than 200 regions around the globe, including the U.S. The U.S. Billboard has established itself as one of the global main charts because it is a standard reflecting the latest trends in the popular music market.
Rosé is marching on various global charts besides the U.S. Billboard. 'On The Ground' topped iTunes top song chart in 51 countries, including the U.S., on the first day of its release, and also topped the global YouTube song chart (counted from March 12 to March 18).
It also ranked 8th on the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart, the world's largest music streaming platform, and settled in the top 10. It then entered the UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 at the 43rd place, once again confirming Rosé's influence in the mainstream pop market.