Aespa becomes the SECOND K-pop girl group in history to record 1 million pre-orders

SM Entertainment's aespa join Blackpink as they become the fastest million-selling girl group as 'Girls' racks up 1 million pre-orders in a week


                            Aespa becomes the SECOND K-pop girl group in history to record 1 million pre-orders
The four-member fourth-gen group aespa is now the second girl group to record one million pre-orders for their second album, 'Girls,' without any teasers or promotion from SM Entertainment (@aespa_official/Twitter)
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When it comes to being one of the most successful girl group projects from the fourth generation of K-pop, SM Entertainment's aespa (Aespa) takes the cake, that too, by an insane margin. K-pop fans are usually heard saying that numbers don't lie and it is particularly true for members of aespa who have had a stupendous growth ever since they made their debut in 2020.

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Now, as the members of aespa are gearing up for a new album release in July, they have been named as 'million sellers' within two years of their debut, becoming the fastest girl group in the history of K-pop to bag this record. aespa released 'Black Mamba' in November 2020  and in less than two years, the girls have already bagged a Daesang (Grand Prize). This makes their achievements seem like a threat to their contemporaries as the girls have a new feather in their cap with a record 1 million pre-orders for their new 2022 comeback.

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aespa becomes the first fourth-gen million-seller girl group 

On June 2, SM Entertainment announced that the girl group would be making a comeback with their second mini-album, 'Girls,' their first release since 'Savage' in October 2021. aespa will be making a comeback eight months after their last but they were still booked and busy as they attended the 2022 Coachella and performed their unreleased single, 'Life's Too Short.' Later, it was announced that they will make a comeback in June with 'Girls' and will officially pre-release 'Life's Too Short' as a single late in June 2022.

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Shockingly, it was announced on June 9 that even before the label could release any teasers or promotional content for the album, the girl group had already recorded one million pre-orders for 'Girls'. aespa has become the second girl group in K-pop history to become a million-seller, only bested by Blackpink who have two million-selling albums.


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Blackpink recorded their first million-seller with their 2019 release 'Kill This Love', three years after their debut, and their second million-seller with their last comeback album, 'The Album' in October 2020. This means aespa achieved 1 million sales faster than Blackpink. Besides, the girl group has racked up 1 million pre-orders in one week of the album's announcement, which makes their achievement even more special.

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'Legendary'

Fans are delighted with aespa's record-breaking success. One fan said on Twitter, "Million seller with releasing anything? Just poster teaser? Omgg this is insane @aespa_official, btw congrats girls and MY's." Another said, "No album details out no teasers out no anything out and they breaking records using only their name. LEGENDARY and there’s still a month left." One fan called out the trolls bullying aespa members online saying, "When aespa got million seller PO, some people "is a lied, doubt the number, media play" When other group got million seller PO "OMG, ITS AMAZING, GIRL GROUP ERA IS COMING" Don't, don't be like that, lets support each other. Be kind, be humble be the love."

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One fan gushed, "IN A WEEK. WITHOUT ANY TEASERS. NOT EVEN 2 YEARS IN THE FIELD." Another said, "Exactly a rookie groups did that without even any album previews," while someone else claimed, "aespa really is the over achiever group." Another added, "And that’s on being the leaders of their generation."

"Wow... to be honest I was quite shocked by this news. Is it true right? Wow million preorders within a week of pre sale. Congratulations aespa, you prove different level. Yes of course, they're million seller. It just a week of pre sale and there's still 1 month left before the release," an excited fan shared. Another said, "Within a week just amazing they made it on they way to become one of the biggest girl group in k-pop history hope u break more records to be the history."

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