Blackpink’s ‘Born Pink’ is a record-breaking UK No.1

Blackpink continues to make history, this time also in the UK Born Pink (via Interscope) bows at No. 1.

With that feat, the K-pop stars – Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé – became the first ever K-pop girl group to score a No.1 on the Official UK Albums Chart.

“Congratulations to Blackpink,” comments Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company. “Being any kind of hit first is a record that can never be taken away, so for their new album Born Pink to become the first official UK No.1 by a K-pop girl group is a fantastic achievement – and puts them in the record books forever.”

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Also leading the Billboard 200, Born Pink eclipses the No. 2 UK peak for Blackpink’s 2020 debut LP, The album.

The South Korean outfit breaking records for fun. Since forming in 2016, Blackpink is the most followed female group on Spotify and the artist with the most YouTube subscribers.

The first release from Born Pink, “Pink Venom,” was streamed 86.3 million times on YouTube, a result that established three Guinness World Records. It also set a new one-day streaming mark by a female artist on Spotify for 2022. Records seem to be breaking wherever they step.

In Great Britain, Born Pink care about Auto fiction (BMG), the ninth studio effort from Britpop legends Suede. It’s new at No.2, for the Brett Anderson-led band’s highest chart position since 1999.

Further down the latest list, released Sept. 23Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama achieves a career best with second set Hold the girl (Dirty Hit), new at No.3, while Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford grabs his first ever solo top 5 album with (self-titled) (via Island), new at No. 4. It’s Mumford’s fifth top 5 LP in his entire recording career.


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