K-Pop sensation TOMORROW X TOGETHER has done it again! The group has earned their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their latest release, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION. It’s an impressive feat, and one that shows just how much the group has grown in the past few years.
The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION earned 161,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 2, according to Luminate. Of those units, album sales comprised 152,000, SEA units comprised 9,000, and TEA units comprised 500. The CD configuration of the album was issued in 14 different collectible packages, each with a standard set of internal paper items and branded randomized mystery elements. The set was also enhanced by autographed editions sold via the act’s webstore.
The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION is the second act to top the Billboard 200 in the last year without also having previously logged a hit on the Hot 100, following fellow K-pop group Stray Kids. The album is recorded mostly in the Korean language, with some English lyrics, making it the 17th mostly non-English language album to hit No. 1.
In the top 10 of the new Billboard 200, Sam Smith achieved their fourth top 10-charting effort as Gloria debuts at No. 7, while Lil Yachty notched his third top 10 set with the No. 9 arrival of Let’s Start Here. Zach Bryan’s American Heartbreak rounded out the new Billboard 200’s top 10, falling 9-10 with 31,000 equivalent album units earned (down 4%).
TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s success with The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION is a testament to the power of music, and the ability of K-Pop to make an impact on the international music scene. The group has come a long way since their debut, and it’s clear that they have a bright future ahead of them. Congratulations to TOMORROW X TOGETHER on their first No. 1 album!