IU Sets Highest Personal Record for First-Week Album Sales with 'LILAC'

IU has attained her highest personal record of first-week album sales with her new release "LILAC."

On March 25, IU released her new album title "LILAC," which delivers the singer's gratitude to those who watched over her all through her twenties. The album comprises the pre-release song "Celebrity" and the two title tracks "LILAC" and "Coin," plus seven other singles for a total of 10 songs.

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Hanteo Chart kept track of the sales for IU's "LILAC" following its release. On April 5, Hanteo Chart revealed that the female K-pop soloist obtained her highest Initial Chodong or first-week album sales, beating her previous record with "Love Poem."

IU Achieves New Highest Personal Record for First-Week Album Sales with "LILAC"

According to Hanteo Chart on April 5, IU's new album "LILAC" has recorded a sales amount of more than 278,000 copies. The Initial Chodong period of "LILAC" was from March 26 to April 1.

Based on Hanteo Chart's Initial Chodong data, IU sold the most albums on the first and second days. "LILAC" managed to sell 216,319 copies on March 26, then on the next day, a total of 19,819 albums were sold.

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Thousands of "LILAC" copies were also sold the following days. There were 5,341 albums on March 28, 12,636 copies on March 29, 12,033 copies on March 30, 1,606 copies on March 31, and 10,660 copies on April 1. IU wrapped up the first-week album sales of her fifth studio album "LILAC" with total of 278,414 copies sold.

IU has now set her highest album sales in the first week with "LILAC." The record was previously held by her ninth extended play, "Love Poem," which sold 147,856 copies.

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Not to mention, IU's new album "LILAC" is the No. 1 bestselling album in the fourth week of March, thus topping Hanteo's Weekly Physical Album Chart. In addition, the album's title track, also named "LILAC," ranked first on Hanteo's Digital Music Chart, plus all the tracks in the album entered the chart.

IU's "LILAC" Achieves Second-Highest First-Day and First-Week Album Sales for Female K-pop Soloists

Apart from setting the highest personal record of first-week sales for IU, "LILAC" has also attained the second-highest album sales on the first day and first week on Hanteo Chart since release.

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On the list of highest first-day sales for female K-pop soloists, IU's "LILAC" sits at No. 2 with 216,319 copies. It is bested by BLACKPINK Rosé's "R," which sold 282,674 copies on the first day. "LILAC" is followed by "Love Poem," another album by IU, which has 125,388 copies.

When it comes to the rankings of highest first-week album sales for female K-pop soloists, IU's "LILAC" is also in second place with 278,414 copies. Sitting on top is again BLACKPINK Rosé's "R" with 448,089 copies. "Love Poem" again ranked third on the list with 147,856 copies sold in the first week of release.

Meanwhile, IU's "LILAC" also debuted atop Gaon's Weekly Physical Album Chart for the week of March 21 to March 27. Moreover, the title track of the same name made it to Gaon's Download Chart, Streaming Chart, and Overall Digital Chart in that week.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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