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Blackpink’s new album sells 1 million copies on first day

Seoul, Sep 17 (EFE).- K-pop girl group Blackpink sold over one million copies of their second studio album, “Born Pink,” on the first day of its release.

According to South Korea’s Hanteo charts, which monitors the marketing of music products, the band’s second album sold 1,011,266 copies on Friday.

The figures are double the first day sales of their previous “The Album” released in October 2020.

It also marks the first time the K-Pop female group’s album sales exceeded one million copies on an opening day.

Management agency YG Entertainment has said the “Born Pink” advance orders have already exceeded two million copies, making it the first album by a South Korean girl band to cross the figure.

Just hours before the release of the highly-anticipated comeback by Blackpink, their music video “Pink Venom” crossed 300 million views on YouTube.

“Pink venom” was pre-released on Aug.19.

In October, Blackpink begins a tour from Seoul that will take the group to six American cities – Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, and Los Angeles) and Hamilton in Canada.

They will embark on the European leg of the tour that will take them to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Cologne. It includes a performance on Dec.5 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

The tour will continue through the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania.

It is expected to attract a total of more than 1.5 million attendees. EFE


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