The Billboard Global 200 is a chart that ranks the top songs globally based on digital sales and online streaming in over 200 territories online. Many K-pop acts have made the chart, with only eight of them being female artists. Want to know who made it? Then keep on reading!
ITZY is the Latest K-Pop Girl Group To Chart on the Billboard 200
ITZY is the latest K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard 200. Their latest extended play, "Guess Who." entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 148, making it the girl group's first-ever appearance on the list.
It is the fifth highest-peaking album by a Korean female artist to break into the chart. ITZY is the eighth female K-pop act to debut on the chart.
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Additionally, "Guess Who" ranked at number 164 on the Rolling Stone Top 200. The extended play's title track, "Mafia in the Morning," ranked at number 56 on Spotify's Global Top 200 Chart. This is ITZY's highest-charting song on Spotify's chart.
LOONA is the 7th Female K-Pop Artist to Chart on the Billboard 200
LOONA's 2020 extended play, "[12:00]," debuted and peaked at number 122 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is the fourth highest-peaking album by a Korean female act on the said chart.
LOONA is the seventh female K-pop act to break into the chart. Additionally, they are the first artists from a small to mid-sized South Korean entertainment company to appear on the chart.
Further, "[12:00]" appeared on the Billboard US Heatseekers Albums chart at number one, the Billboard US Independent Albums Chart at number 23, and the Billboard US World Albums
BLACKPINK is the Highest-Charting K-Pop Girl Group on the Billboard 200
Not only does BLACKPINK have several entries on the Billboard 200 Charts, but they are also the highest-charting girl group on the list.
In Oct. 2020, BLACKPINK's first-ever full-length studio album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. They previously held that same record in 2019 with "Kill This Love," which debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200.
BLACKPINK's first Korean-language extended play, "Square Up," was the YG Entertainment's first entry on the Billboard 200. At the time, it debuted at number 40. It was the highest-charting album by a Korean girl group at the time of its release.
These are the Female K-Pop Artists That Have Charted on the Billboard 200
*Note: All the albums that have peaked on the Billboard 200 will be under the artist's name.
- "BoA" (2009) debuted at number 127 on the Billboard 200.
2. Girls' Generation-TTS
- "Twinkle" (2012) peaked at number 126 on the Billboard 200.
- "Crush" (2014) peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200.
4. Girls' Generation
- "Mr.Mr" (2014) debuted at number 110 on the Billboard 200.
- "Square Up" (2018) debuted at number 40 on the Billboard 200.
- "Kill This Love" (2019) debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200.
- "THE ALBUM" (2020) debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.
- "MORE & MORE" (2020) debuted at number 200 on the Billboard 200.
- "Eyes Wide Open" (2020) debuted at number 72 on the Billboard 200.
- "[12:00]" (2020) debuted at number 112 on the Billboard 200.
- "Guess Who" (2021) debuted at number 148 on the Billboard 200.
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Written by Alexa Lewis