SEVENTEEN's 10th mini-album "FML" has broken a new record in K-pop for the first time, with 4.55 million copies sold in the first week of its release. It has surpassed the initial record set by BTS' fourth full-length album "MAP OF THE SOUL: 7" in 2020, which sold 3.37 million copies.
According to Hanteo Chart, Korea's largest record sales website, the initial sales of SEVENTEEN's 10th mini-album "FML," which was released on the 24th of last month, were 4,552,14 copies.
This is the highest initial sales record in the history of K-pop albums, and SEVENTEEN has achieved this milestone, showcasing its "unique status."
On the first day of its release, more than 3.99 million copies of "FML" were sold alone, making SEVENTEEN the only artist to sell over 3 million copies on the first day of release.
Upon its release, "FML" topped the global charts. One of the double title songs, "Sonokong," has topped the real-time charts of major Korean music sites Melon and Bugs, as well as a total of 36 countries/regions, including Singapore, the Philippines, Brazil, and India, on the iTunes "Top Song" chart.
The music video for the title song "Sonokong" topped the YouTube World Wide Trend Chart and has been receiving enthusiastic responses, ranking first in a total of 10 countries/regions, including Korea, Japan, and Singapore.
Furthermore, "FML" has maintained its No. 1 position on Japan's Oricon Daily Album Ranking (April 25 to April 29) for five consecutive days and has also been No. 1 on major Japanese music sites Line Music and AWA, proving SEVENTEEN's popularity in Japan.
Meanwhile, SEVENTEEN will release the music video of "F*ck My Life," one of the double title songs, on its official YouTube channel at midnight on the 8th.
SEVENTEEN’s latest mini-album “FML” has surpassed BTS’ previous record for initial sales in K-pop, selling 4.55 million copies in the first week of its release.
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