K-pop group Aespa sets record with first-day sales of ‘Girls’ album

Four-member K-pop group Aespa set a new record with the release of their “Girls” album on July 8.

Aespa released “Girls-The 2nd Mini Album” with 1.61 million copies in preorders and set a new record in first-day sales.

Aespa performing at ABC’s “GMA Summer Concert Series” in New York City on July 8 (Twitter)

According to Korea’s Hanteo Chart, “Girls” album sold 806,891 copies on the first day of release.

This is the highest first-day sales for a K-pop girl group, edging out BLACKPINK’s “The Album,” which sold 589,310 copies on the first day of release on Oct. 6, 2020.

With their one-day album sales, Aespa also set the record for the No. 1 one-week album sales for K-pop girl groups on Hanteo Chart, overtaking BLACKPINK’s “The Album,” which garnered 689,066 copies in sales in the first week of release.

“Girls” sold 14,834 copies on the second day of release to bring the total two-day sales to 821,725 copies as of July 9.

In Hanteo’s yearly album chart for 2021, Aespa’s “Savage” placed 25th with 406,513 copies sold.

“We’re so happy that our new project ‘Girls-The 2nd Mini Album’ is finally out for all of our MYs to hear. With ‘Girls,’ we were able to explore our sound more and tell new stories,” said Aespa upon the release of their new album.

Aespa opened ABC’s “GMA Summer Concert Series” in New York City’s Central Park on July 8 and performed “Girls.”