BLACKPINK and MAMAMOO are showing K-pop girl group power on Billboards world charts!
On July 5 KST, Billboard released their latest weekly charts for the week ending in July 15.
MAMAMOO sits at the top of the World Albums chart with their mini album Purple, which is making its debut on the chart this week. This is the highest that one of their releases has ever ranked on the chart, with their second highest being their 2015 mini album Pink Funky which came in No. 7.
At No. 4 on the World Albums chart is G-Dragons album Kwon Ji Yong, which is spending its fourth week on the chart.
BLACKPINKs November 2016 mini album Square Two has risen seven spots to No. 5 after returning to the chart last week at No. 12. Meanwhile, their new track As If Its Your Last remains in the first place spot on Billboards World Digital Song Sales chart for two weeks in a row!
In addition, the track has achieved the impressive feat of coming in at No. 45 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. This beats their previous ranking of No. 92 for Playing with Fire last November, which made them the first K-pop girl group to enter the Canadian Hot 100.
BLACKPINK is also at No. 26 on the Social 50 chart (which measures artists popularity on social networking sites), after being at No. 15 last week.
NCT 127s latest mini album NCT #127 CHERRY BOMB is spending its third week on the World Albums chart, this time at No. 11.
There are also three other debuts of K-pop releases on the chart, with Heizes new mini album /// coming in at No. 12, STELLARs Stellar Into the World taking the No. 13 spot, and Apinks Pink UP grabbing the No. 14 spot.
BTSs repackaged album You Never Walk Alone maintains a spot on the World Albums chart this week as it takes No. 15. This is the albums sixteenth week on the chart overall. In addition, BTS has regained their spot at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart, meaning theyve now ruled the chart for 30 weeks in total!
Meanwhile, SEVENTEEN has also risen to No. 17 on the Social 50 chart from No. 23 last week.
Congratulations to all the artists!