'The World Ep 1': Ateez sell 1M copies of album for FIRST time ever, fans say 'life is good'

Ateez is the first fourth-gen boy group, which is not a part of the Big 4 K-pop label, to get a million-seller album

'The World Ep 1': Ateez sell 1M copies of album for FIRST time ever, fans say 'life is good'
Ateez sold a million copies for latest album 'The World Ep 1' (@ATEEZofficial/Twitter)
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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: With K-pop going global, there is finally enough space for all talented groups to get recognized. Ateez became the first fourth-gen boy group that is not from a Big 4 K-pop Label (JYPE, YG, SM, HYBE) to sell a million copies of their album. Fans already knew their latest comeback 'The World Ep.1: Movement' was going to be their most successful one yet.

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'The World Ep.1: Movement' has been pretty exciting from the get-go as Ateez promoted it with guerrilla-style marketing which falls in line with their lead single 'Guerrilla'. Atinys (Ateez's fans) first celebrated when Ateez became the first fourth-gen boy group not from the Big 4 to get a million pre-orders. It is an impressive growth from their debut album which had made 430 sales on day 1. And now, in less than 4 years, Ateez has their first million-seller album.

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Ateez's first million-seller album

Ateez has been breaking several personal records with 'The World Ep.1: Movement'. They won all of the times they were nominated on music shows, making 'Guerrilla' the Ateez song with the most wins. The album then ranked #3 on Billboard 200 making them the fifth K-pop group to enter the top 3 of the chart. It should be noted that the first four groups before them are BTS, Super M, NCT 127, and Stray Kids, all part of the Big 4 labels. Well, Ateez's album had almost sold over 900K copies in its first week. And now, less than 2 months later, they have finally hit the million mark. 

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'Proud is understatement'

A non-fan said, "They are one of the only 4th generation bgs that I know by name. I don't know their music, but they've been consistent with gathering western fans and releasing music. This is big. They should be proud."

With some downplaying their success, one Atiny said, "Being a million seller from big company is so easy but for group like ateez it's not easy they worked so hard for 4 years to become successful meanwhile a group from big company getting million sell and fans waiting for them so don't ever talk about ateez bc they're organic."

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Happy fans made tweets like, "The fact that they started with 460 album sales and now achieving 1M sales my ateez proud is understatement THE WORLD EP:1 MILLION SELLER." Another fan added, "Waking up to ateez being regular radio djs AND million seller life is good when you're an atiny."

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