LIGHTSUM's debut album "Vanilla" has attained the highest sales on the Gaon Chart among the 2021 rookie girl groups.
On Aug. 12, the Korea Music Content Association managing the Gaon Chart unveiled the latest monthly rankings of K-pop albums for July 2021. LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" is among the albums that recorded more sales in the previous month.
LIGHTSUM "Vanilla" Records the Most Sales on the Gaon Chart among the 2021 Rookie Girl Groups
On June 10, LIGHTSUM made their debut with their single album, titled "Vanilla." They are CUBE Entertainment's first idol group in three years since (G)I-DLE's debut in May 2018.
On the Gaon Album Chart for July 2021, LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" climbed down nine spots to No. 37. The album sold a total of 13,246 copies in the past month.
Notably, LIGHTSUM is the only rookie girl group inside the Top 40 Gaon Album Chart.
LIGHTSUM's debut album previously debuted at No. 28 on the Gaon Album Chart for June 2021. It sold 27,897 total copies within the said month.
When their Gaon album sales for the two consecutive months are combined, CUBE Entertainment's new girl group now holds the record for the most sales on Gaon Chart among the female rookies.
LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" has sold a total of 41,143 copies from June to July 2021, becoming the best-selling album by a 2021 rookie girl group, so far.
Additionally, "Vanilla" ranks fourth in the list of Top 10 best-selling 2021 albums by rookies. The first three places are claimed by male rookies such as EPEX at No. 1, TO1 at No. 2, and T1419 at No. 3.
Not to mention, these four are the only rookie groups, so far, that have sold more than 40,000 copies this 2021.
Apart from the monthly rankings on Gaon, LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" also made it to the Gaon Album Chart for Week 32 of 2021. The album claimed the No. 94 spot in the rankings, marking its eighth consecutive week on the chart.
Furthermore, LIGHTSUM's debut album entered the Gaon Retail Album Chart for Week 32 of 2021. It clinched the No. 35 spot with 776 copies sold.
Congratulations to CUBE Entertainment's new girl group, LIGHTSUM!
LIGHTSUM "Vanilla" Becomes the First Album by a 2021 Rookie Girl Group to Record these Sales on the Hanteo Chart
While LIGHTSUM's debut album is recording more sales on the Gaon Chart, more sales are also being tallied on the Hanteo Chart.
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As of Aug. 3, LIGHTSUM's "Vanilla" surpassed 35,000 copies on Hanteo, becoming the first album by a 2021 rookie group to do so. A total of 774 more copies were sold that day, recording 35,573 copies overall.
As of Aug. 9, "Vanilla" has sold 35,649 copies, based on Hanteo Chart's data.
CUBE Entertainment's new girl group, LIGHTSUM, is also seeing great results on Korean music charts.
On MelOn, the biggest streaming platform in South Korea, the album's title track, also called "Vanilla," has received 6,000 likes, becoming the first song by a 2021 rookie group to hit the mark.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott