Somewhat surprisingly, no new releases debut on this week’s World Albums chart, even though a number of big names in the K-pop industry (known for dominating the ranking) have been sharing exciting EPs and albums recently. Just one title returns to the list after appearing on it previously, though two hit special milestones worthy of noting.
Here are three titles to pay attention to on this week’s World Albums chart.
No. 4 – NCT – Resonance, Pt. 1
Already NCT’s only No. 1 on the World Albums chart (and second top 10), Resonance, Pt. 1 just keeps going, selling enough every week to land on the tally. The set is steady at No. 4 (behind a completely stationary top three) in its twenty-sixth frame on the ranking.
Half a year on the World Albums chart is impressive, as there aren’t many acts who can hope to accomplish that with one title.
No. 9 – BTS – Skool Luv Affair
Perhaps the only name that doesn’t have a difficult time seeing any of their releases rack up 26 weeks or more on the World Albums chart is BTS, who manage that feat regularly. The band’s Skool Luv Affair, one of their only titles to fail to reach the summit, celebrates half a year on the tally this frame. At the same time, it lifts from No. 12 to No. 9, returning to the top 10 during this special week.
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Skool Luv Affair is BTS’s ninth release to spend at least half a year on the World Albums chart.
No. 15 – Ateez – Zero : Fever, Part.2
During a fairly quiet week, only one title returns to the World Albums chart, and it almost didn’t do so. South Korean vocal band Ateez see their recent launch Zero : Fever, Part.2 re-enter the race at No. 15, in last place on the roster. It previously peaked at No. 8, and with another spin on the list, it’s now spent a month on the ranking.