ATEEZ Storms Into UK Official Chart's Top 10, Following BTS to Become the Second K-Pop Group to Do So
ATEEZ has made their first-ever entry into the 'UK Official Album Chart' Top 10 with their 9th mini-album.
According to the UK Official Chart, known for its global influence along with the Billboard Chart, ATEEZ's 9th mini-album 'THE WORLD EP. 2: OUTLAW', released on June 16, has secured 10th place in the main chart, 'Official Album Chart TOP 100' on the 23rd (local time).
This marks the first time ATEEZ has featured on the UK Official Album Chart, which calculates rankings based on physical album sales, downloads, and streaming numbers in the UK for one week. Notably, ATEEZ is the second K-pop boy group to enter the TOP 10 of this chart after BTS, which has drawn further attention.
Previously, ATEEZ had held concerts at 'OVO Arena Wembley' and 'THE O2' in London, UK, as part of their 2022 world tour 'THE FELLOWSHIP: BEGINNING OF THE END' and 2023 world tour 'THE FELLOWSHIP: BREAK THE WALL'. Both venues have hosted world-renowned artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Beyonce, and Billie Eilish, and ATEEZ's successful performances at these sites have reaffirmed their soaring popularity.
Furthermore, ATEEZ's costumes from 'INCEPTION' and 'Fireworks (I'm The One)' were displayed at the 'Hallyu! The Korean Wave' exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in September last year, at the request of the organizers. To coincide with their concert in London, ATEEZ visited the museum to appreciate the exhibition themselves, thereby spreading the influence of K-culture beyond K-pop.
In this way, ATEEZ's 9th mini-album 'THE WORLD EPISODE 2: OUTLAW' not only set their personal record by exceeding 1.52 million initial sales but also received support from K-pop fans worldwide, topping the 'iTunes Top Album Chart' in 36 countries and twice topping the Oricon daily album chart in Japan.
Meanwhile, ATEEZ will be performing 'Bouncy' on MBC's 'Show! Music Core' today (24th) at 3:15 PM.
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