K-Pop Artists Occupy 6 Out Of 10 Spots On US Albums Chart In First Half Of 2023

K-pop made a big appearance on the US mid-year list of best-selling albums of 2023!

US music data tracking firm Luminate (formerly Nielsen Music), which provides the data for Billboard’s charts, has released its list of the best-selling albums in the first half of 2023 and the top K-pop artists. scored an impressive six places out of the top 10

“The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” by txt It is the No. 1 best-selling album in the United States by a male artist or group in 2023 so far and the No. 2 best-selling album overall, second only to Taylor Swift’s “Midnights.”

Next on the list was “★★★★★ (5-STAR)” by stray kids. which is currently the third best-selling album of the year so far in America.

twicethe only girl group on the chart, took No. 4 with their latest mini-album “READY TO BE,” which previously made history by achieving the highest US sales of any female K-pop artist thus far. .

Meanwhile, “FML” from SEVENTEEN it made the list at No. 6.

Finally, “D-DAY”, the first official solo album by suga of btsranked No. 8 on the list, followed by “FACE,” the debut solo album by Jimin of bts at No. 9.

The top 10 best-selling albums in the United States in the first half of 2023 are as follows:

  1. “Midnights” – Taylor Swift (607,000)
  2. “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” – txt (399,000)
  3. “★★★★★ (5-STAR)” – stray kids (327,000)
  4. “READY TO BE” – twice (286,000)
  5. “One Thing at a Time” – Morgan Wallen (242,000)
  6. “FML” – SEVENTEEN (236,000)
  7. “72 Seasons” – Metallica (215,000)
  8. “D-DAY” – suga from BTS (Agust D) – (200,000)
  9. “FACE” – Jimin by BTS (196,000)
  10. “PORTALS” – Melanie Martinez (194,000)

Congratulations to all the artists!

Watch TXT and Stray Kids in the documentary series “K-Pop Generation” with subtitles below:


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K-Pop Artists Occupy 6 Out Of 10 Spots On US Albums Chart In First Half Of 2023