Aespa garners one million copies in pre-orders for ‘Girls’ album

K-pop girl group Aespa’s upcoming new album has recorded one million copies in pre-orders, their agency said.

SM Entertainment announced on June 9 that Aespa’s second mini-album “Girls” reached one million copies in pre-orders.

Aespa (Photo from SM Entertainment)

The album, which will be released on July 8, reached the million mark in one week since pre-orders started on June 2.

This raised expectations that Aespa will achieve their first “million seller” status since their debut. Aespa debuted in November 2020 with the single “Black Mamba.”

Ahead of the album’s release, Aespa will drop the English single “Life’s Too Short” on June 24.

Aespa earlier signed a global partnership deal with Warner Records for the distribution and marketing promotions of the girls’ music in the US. “Life’s Too Short” will be the first release under the partnership.

“We are thrilled to be welcomed into the Warner Records’ family and so grateful to have them on board as we embark on our next chapter. We are excited for what’s in store, including the release of our new project, Girls - The 2nd Mini Album this summer and being named Apple Music’s Up Next artist!” said Aespa.

It was also announced that Aespa will hold the “Aespa Showcase SYNK in LA” at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California on June 26.

Aespa made their debut US live performance at Coachella music festival in Indio, California.