NCT 127, TXT, BTS, Stray Kids, NewJeans, TWICE and LE SSERAFIM dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart

Many K-pop groups have occupied multiple positions on Billboard's World Albums Chart in the most recent week.

Updated on Mar 19, 2023   |  02:49 PM IST  |  416.7K
Picture: Courtesy on SM Entertainment
Picture: Courtesy on SM Entertainment

The Billboard World Album Chart has released its ranking for the week ending March 18. To no one's surprise, K-pop groups made it to the top of the chart again, while a few old albums have already spent weeks there. Let's see who is at the top of the charts!


According to this week’s chart, NCT 127's repackaged album ‘Ay-Yo’ debuted at No.1 this week, dethroning TOMORROW X TOGETHER, who had held the top spot for five weeks. more than a month after it was first released in South Korea. Despite the fact that ‘Ay-Yo’ was released on digital platforms in January, the album was not physically released in the United States until March 3, delaying its debut on the US charts. ‘Ay-Yo’ debuted at No. 13 on Billboard 200. With this album, NCT 127 is now the second K-pop artist in history to have five albums chart in the top 15.


TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s ‘The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION’ dropped to No. 2 on the World Albums chart this week after spending five straight weeks at the top. For the sixth week in a row, the mini album remained in the top 60 of the Billboard 200 making the group one of the leading 4th generation artists.


BTS' anthology album ‘Proof’ remained at No. 4 on the World Albums chart for the 39th week in a row. On the other hand ‘Map of the Soul: 7’, which was released in 2020 retained its No. 7 spot spending its 129th week on the chart. In addition, BTS’s leader, RM’s solo album ‘Indigo’ ranked at No. 12 running for the 14th week.

Stray Kids & NewJeans

Running strong in its 19th non-consecutive week, Stray Kids’ ‘MAXIDENT’ charted at No. 6. While the debut EP 'NewJeans' by the cutest debut group NewJeans rose to No. 9 in its 22nd week.


Furthermore, TWICE's ‘BETWEEN 1&2’ soared up the chart at No. 10 in its 24th week, while LE SSERAFIM's ‘ANTIFRAGILE’ re-entered at No. 15 for the 13th non-consecutive week.

Kudos to all the artists for their achievements!

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