With their debut mini-album, ‘Savage,’ aespa has made a stunning re-entry on the Billboard 200, more than two months after its initial release! ‘Savage’ re-entered the Billboard 200 at number 85 for the week ending December 11, making them only the fourth K-pop girl group in history to chart an album for more than one week (following BLACKPINK, TWICE, and ITZY).
When ‘Savage’ was first released in October, aespa created Billboard history by being the first K-pop girl group to debut on both the Billboard 200 and the Artist 100. aespa debuted at number 20 on both charts, which is all the more impressive given that ‘Savage’ was aespa’s first-ever physical release.
Only five previous K-pop female groups’ albums have ever charted on the Billboard 200 for two weeks. BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love’ and ‘THE ALBUM,’ TWICE’s ‘Taste of Love’ and ‘Formula of Love: O+T=3,’ and ITZY’s ‘CRAZY IN LOVE’ are among the songs on the list.
This week, ‘Savage’ re-entered multiple Billboard charts, including the World Albums chart at number 2, the Independent Albums chart at number 10, the Top Current Album Sales list at number 15, and the Top Album Sales chart at number 21. In the meantime, aespa has re-entered Artist 100 at position 99. aespa deserves to be congratulated.
The Melon Music Awards 2021
The Melon Music Awards 2021 (MMA 2021) was placed on December 4 to a positive response from global fans. At MMA 2021, BTS won five awards, including Song of the Year. In addition, IU was awarded five awards, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. For Record of the Year, aespa received the most recent Daesang (Grand Prize).
The Melon Music Awards have been honoring artists every year since 2005, based on user data, votes, expert scores, and other factors. The Melon Music Awards (MMA 2021), like the previous year, were streamed live on 1theK’s YouTube account. IU, Heize, Lee Mujin, Lim Young Woong, MSG Wannabe (M.O.M), TXT, THE BOYZ, ENHYPEN, Brave Girls, and STAYC were among the participants at MMA 2021.