Blackpink's 'The Album' earns Gaon Chart's million-seller certification, labeled 'biggest girl group in world'
Blackpink's debut studio LP 'The Album' shot up to a million sales within the first month of its release
South Korea's renowned Gaon Chart has revealed the latest recipients of official certifications, and big news, Blinks: Blackpink's debut full-length 'The Album' has earned the group the million-seller certification. Gaon Chart certifies albums for the million-seller certification when an album has sold a million copies or more. Additionally, 'The Album', released on October 2, shot up to a million copies sold in just within a month. Blackpink's other projects to receive certifications are the EPs 'Square Up' and 'Kill This Love', both certified platinum by the Korean Music Content Association.
Other K-pop groups to earn the million-seller certification by the Gaon Chart include Seventeen, for their album '; [Semicolon]', and NCT's sophomore studio album 'Resonance Pt. 1.' For albums that have reached 250,000 sales, the platinum certification will be received. TXT's 'minisode1: Blue Hour' and TWICE’s 'Eyes wide open' were both albums to receive platinum certification for selling over 250,000 copies each.
Meanwhile, fans on Twitter are hailing Blackpink as "the biggest girl group in the world." One fan said, "BLACKPINK QUEENS MILLION SELLERS," while another wrote, "WORLD'S BIGGEST GIRL GROUP BLACKPINK MILLION SELLER." One fan said, "BLACKPINK HISTORY AGAIN WELL DESERVED CONGRATS BIGGEST GIRL GROUP." "BLACKPINK BIGGEST GIRLGROUP among boygroup for million certifications I'm voting for #QuaranteamBLACKPINK in #TheLockdownAwards on @livexlive @BLACKPINK," shared a fan.
BLACKPINK QUEENS MILLION SELLERS— Arantxa (@jisoopinkbeauty) December 10, 2020
BLACKPINK HISTORY AGAIN💅 🥺💯— ot4blackpink (@ot4blackpink9) December 10, 2020
WELL DESERVED 💯
CONGRATS BIGGEST GIRL GROUP🥺😊@BLACKPINK
We know that ARMY may be wondering where BTS stands amongst the Gaon Chart certifications. In 2020, BTS has seen their fourth Korean-language album, 'Map of the Soul: 7', hit an impressive 4x million-seller certification in April. Other BTS projects to rise close to the mark during 2020 include 'LOVE YOURSELF 轉 `Tear', earning 2x million-seller certification, 'Map of the Soul: Persona' (3x million), and 'LOVE YOURSELF 結 `Answer' (2x million). EXO also saw their million-seller certification this year by the Gaon Chart, for 'DON`T MESS UP MY TEMPO-The 5th Album'.
In April 2018, Gaon introduced music recording certifications for albums, downloads and streaming. For albums, certifications are awarded based on shipment figures provided by record labels and distributors. Download and streaming certifications are awarded to songs based on online data provided by web-based music providers. Any albums or songs released on or after January 1, 2018, are eligible for certification.