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SuperM's debut album comes down to 11th on Billboard 200

Update: October, 23/2019 - 10:47


The album, "SuperM: The 1st Mini Album", topped the chart for the week, making the septet the second-ever K-pop artists to conquer the chart following BTS. — Photo from SM Entertainment

SEOUL — K-pop band SuperM's debut album edged down to 11th on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, after debuting at No 1, chart results showed on Wednesday.

The album, SuperM: The 1st Mini Album, topped the chart for the week of Sunday, making the septet the second-ever K-pop artists to conquer the chart following BTS.

This week marks the second week in a row that the album has ranked high on the chart.

The septet was formed in a high-profile collaboration project between South Korea's biggest music label SM Entertainment and American music giant Capitol Music Group.

SM brought together members from established boy bands under its wing, including EXO, SHINee and NCT 127, to form SuperM, which made an American debut on Octber 5 with a showcase concert at the outdoor stage of Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood.

Upcoming BTS concerts

Meanwhile, global K-pop superband BTS' upcoming concerts in Seoul will be broadcast live in movie theaters in six Asian countries, the band's management agency said on Wednesday.

With three days of concerts in the band's home country, set for Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, BTS will wrap up its latest globe-trotting concert tour, Love Yourself: Speak Yourself.

The Saturday concert will be broadcast on V Live, the live broadcasting service of the biggest South Korean internet portal, Naver, according to Big Hit Entertainment. The 1,500 "coins" needed to stream the concert cost 33,000 won (US$28).

The Sunday concert will be broadcast live at designated movie theaters in seven Asian nations, including South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.

In American theaters, the concert will be played a few hours later due to the time difference, according to Big Hit.

The final concert will be kept to the concert audience only, it said.

The world tour kicked off in August last year and brought the band to major cities in America, Europe, Asia and even to the capital of Saudi Arabia earlier this month for historic music performances. — YONGHAP

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