K-pop idol group Tomorrow X Together’s dream of getting the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart came true.
Billboard announced that TXT’s new album “The Name Chapter: Temptation” debuted at No. 1 on the Feb. 11-dated Billboard 200 chart. This is TXT’s first time to achieve the top spot on the chart.
“The five-song set earned 161,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 2, according to Luminate, largely driven by CD album sales,” according to Billboard.
Of the total, “album sales comprise 152,000, SEA units comprise 9,000 (equaling 13.24 on-demand official streams of the set’s five songs) and TEA units comprise 500. Of The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION’s 152,000 sold, 98% were CD sales (148,500), while 2% were digital album sales (3,500).”
“The Name Chapter: Temptation” was released on Jan. 27 and during TXT’s press conference in Seoul for the album on Jan. 26, they said their goal was to top the Billboard 200 chart.
“People say dream big. So if it’s possible, we want to top the Billboard 200 chart,” said TXT member Hueningkai.
According to Billboard, “The Name Chapter: Temptation” is TXT’s third album to emerge in the top 10 on Billboard 200 after “Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child” at No. 4 and “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” at No. 5.
In South Korea, “The Name Chapter: Temptation” sold 1.86 million copies on the first day of release and achieved first-week sales of 2.18 million copies.
Billboard reported that “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION scores the largest sales week for any album since Taylor Swift’s Midnights debuted at No. 1 with 1.14 million copies sold on the Nov. 5, 2022-dated chart.”
Billboard 200 “ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.”