aespa has just scored their second consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200!
Although aespa’s “MY WORLD” was originally released in Korea and on digital platforms back on May 8, the mini album had a delayed CD release in the United States—meaning that “MY WORLD” was only physically released stateside on June 30, though its songs have been available for download and streaming in the United States since May. As a result, the mini album’s debut on the U.S. chart comes nearly two months after its initial release.
On July 10 local time, Billboard announced that aespa’s “MY WORLD” had debuted at No. 9 on its Top 200 Albums chart (which ranks the most popular albums in the United States).
aespa has now become the fastest female K-pop artist to land two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, having achieved the feat less than three years after their debut—and only the third overall (following TWICE and BLACKPINK).
Before “MY WORLD,” aespa first entered the top 10 of the Billboard 200 with their 2022 album “Girls,” which debuted at No. 3 on the chart last year.
According to Luminate (formerly Nielsen Music), “MY WORLD” earned a total of 40,000 equivalent album units during the week ending on July 6. The album’s total score consisted of 39,000 traditional album sales and 1,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units—which translates to 1.33 million on-demand audio streams over the course of the week.
Congratulations to aespa!
Watch aespa in their variety show “aespa’s Synk Road” with subtitles below: