'Blood Moon': ONEUS nets highest first-week sales for 6th mini album with 172K copies
The boy band ONEUS is planning a world tour in 2022 with 20 stops in the US
ONEUS probably are having their most successful comeback yet. Having debuted in 2019, they released their sixth mini-album ‘Blood Moon’ on November 9, 2021. They teased the album in the most novel way by introducing the ONEUS Theatre project where they released performances of the b-sides by incorporating popular movie concepts like ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Dead Poet Society’. They even held their first hybrid concert and now have made a personal record with the highest first-week sales for the album.
Fans knew that the ‘Blood Moon’ comeback would be a hit in the first two days itself. The music video of the title track, ‘Luna’ crossed 10 million views in the first 48 hours making it their personal best. It is now at 21 million views on YouTube and increasing steadily. ONEUS also made 130k sales in the first three days which surpassed the individual sales of all of their previous albums. 'Blood Moon’ was also #2 on Gaon Album Chart and debuted at #5 on the United World Chart with 171k units sold.
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ONEUS gets its highest first week sales with ‘Blood Moon’
‘Blood Moon’ also did exceptionally well on other charts as it debuted at #5 on the iTunes Worldwide Album Chart and was in the top 5 of iTunes in 14 countries. It was also #4 on Genius Korea’s Top Albums Chart and #5 on Bugs. ONEUS even got their first music show win ever with ‘Luna’ winning on MBC’s ‘Show Champion’ on November 17. Their previous release ‘Binary Code’ had made 102k Initial Chodong sales (first-week sales) which ‘Blood Moon’ easily crossed on its release. In a week, Hanteo reported that the Initial Chodong sales of ‘Blood Moon’ were 172,500 copies.
Well, ONEUS crossed 170k sales and Hanteo’s criteria for receiving an album sales award certificate with ‘Blood Moon’. On December 6, Hanteo honored the boy group with their first Initial Chodong Certificate for crossing 170k sales for ‘Blood Moon’. The album had also topped Hanteo’s daily chart four times and ranked #2 on their Weekly Album Chart. With 172k copies just being the first week sales, fans expect the total sales of ‘Blood Moon’ to be even higher.
ONEUS gears up for a world tour
Following the success of their oriental album, ONEUS has more in store for fans. At the same time, RBW hinted at exciting news for the group. Their label’s CEO stated that ONEUS would also be planning their next world tour in 2022. The K-pop group had toured Japan and USA in 2019 and were set to go overseas again in 2020 which was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic. But fans can expect a world tour in the coming months. They have already decided on 20 stops in the USA for February 2022.