SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The latest album from Ive, one of the hottest K-pop girl groups, became a million seller in the first week of its release, the band’s agency said Monday.
“I’ve Ive,” the sextet’s first full-length album released last Monday sold 1,102,107 copies in the first week, surpassing the 1 million mark only six days following the release, Starship Entertainment said, citing data from Hanteo Chart, a local tracker of album sales released the previous day.
The first-week sales of an album are considered an important standard for measuring a group’s popularity as the number shows loyalty and purchasing power of its fandom.
Ive became the third K-pop girl group to sell more than 1 million copies in the first week of an album’s release, following BLACKPINK and aespa, based on figures from Hanteo Chart.
Ive previously reached the 1 million mark in September with its third single album, “After Like.”
Two tracks off the latest album have also dominated music charts.
“I Am” and “Kitsch” ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, on the major charts of Melon, Genie, Bugs, Flo, Naver Vibe and YouTube Music Korea as of 2 p.m.