Popular South Korean band Tomorrow X Together (TXT) has recorded a new achievement in the popular US music chart Billboard.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2023 U.S. time, Billboard announced that “younger brother” BTS had once again entered the Billboard Artist 100. But this time, TXT took first place.
Billboard reported that this is the first time TXT has become a number one artist in the United States. Earlier on Sunday, February 5, TXT debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with their album selling 161500 album-equivalent copies between January 27 and February 2.
As many as 98 percent of the album’s sales came from collective CD sales. This is because fans have the option to purchase 14 variations of the album.
These various options are sold exclusively at select US retailers, in addition to limited sales on Weverse.
TXT’s album sales are the highest since the release of Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” in November 2022, when one million album-equivalent units were sold.
It is also a milestone for TXT’s new album as the group re-entered the Billboard Artist 100 chart and became the first K-Pop group to enter the chart in 2023.
Besides these two groups, other K-Pop musicians who have topped the Billboard Artist 100 are BTS with 21 weeks at number one, BLACKPINK with two weeks, SuperM with one week, and TWICE with one week.
Tomorrow X Together (TXT) previously officially returned with “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” on January 27th. The EP included the lead single S’ugar Rush Ride, released at the same time as the album’s release.
In addition to Sugar Rush Ride, TXT’s fifth EP will include four more songs. In addition to the EP, the boy band created by Big Hit Entertainment also has three studio albums. TXT debuted with ‘The Dream Chapter: Magic’ (2019), followed by ‘Still Dreaming’ (2021) and most recently ‘The Chaos Chapter: Freeze’ (2021).
So, BTS has a worthy replacement, which today is on the crest of a wave of popularity all over the world. As a reminder, the world’s most popular Korean K-pop group BTS has temporarily suspended their concert activities.