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Rosé (BLACKPINK) officially broke the record of selling Kpop female solo artists, the first-day sales “breaking” both TWICE and IU

Rosé (BLACKPINK) officially broke the record of selling Kpop female solo artists, the first-day sales "crushing" both TWICE and IU

On March 16, Rosé officially launched the hard disk called -R-. Although aired after the digital version for 5 days, but the main vocalist BLACKPINK still set an impressive record sales record.

Specifically, the sales of the -R- album on Hanteo reached 282,674 copies on the first day of release. Whereby, Rosé officially usurped IU, becoming a female solo artist with the highest first-day album sales in Kpop. This is predicted beforehand, because of the amount of pre-order alone, this hard disk has surpassed half a million copies – the most for Korean female solo.

Rosé is a female Kpop solo artist who sold the most albums on the first day of release
The old record belonged to IU and the album Love Poem

Top 5 albums with the highest first-day sales of female Kpop solo artists

  1. -R- – Rosé (BLACKPINK): 282,674 copies
  2. Love Poem – IU: 125,388 copies
  3. Purpose – Taeyeon (SNSD): 96,749 copies
  4. Spit It Out – Solar (MAMAMOO): 62,807 copies
  5. Dark Side Of The Moon – Moonbyul (MAMAMOO): 59,342 copies

In particular, if considering the Kpop female artist segment, Rosé’s first day sales even surpassed TWICE’s 2 most recent albums. On the first day of the sale, the JYP girl group “sold out” 274,472 records MORE & MORE (6/2020), the second full album sales of their career, Eyes Wide Open (10/2020) dropped to 107,345 copies.

TWICE’s last 2 albums did not have sales on the first day …
… as high as the solo record that Rosé just released

Currently, the number of albums that Rosé sells is only lower than THE ALBUM released by BLACKPINK last October (589,310 copies). This shows that not only BLACKPINK “dominates” the Korean female artist’s album, but a solo member is also capable of setting a record.

Top 5 albums with the highest first-day sales of female Kpop artists

  1. THE ALBUM – BLACKPINK: 589,310 copies
  2. -R- – Rosé: 282,674 copies
  3. MORE & MORE – TWICE: 274,472 copies
  4. One-reeler / Act IV – IZ * ONE: 190,698 copies
  5. BLOOM * IZ – IZ * ONE: 183,975 copies

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