2NE1 sets new K-pop record on Billboard 200
2NE1's new album Crush beat the record for highest ranked Korean album on the Billboard 200. Upon its release, Crush raced to spot 61 on Billboard's chart, and the album’s title song "Come Back Home" took fifth place in World Digital Songs.
Billboard stated that this was surprising because it took only four days for 2NE1 to get the record without any prerelease single or any publicity activity for its MV. Billboard also mentioned that Girl’s Generation’s new album Mr. Mr, which was released around the same time as 2NE1’s album, took spot 110 on the same chart.
Big Bang, GD and Girl’s Generation are the only other K-artists who have ever ranked on the Billboard 200. Psy ranked number 2 with "Gangnam Style" on the Billboard HOT 100 chart, which is a single album chart, and recorded the highest record in Korean Pop History. Now 2NE1 holds a chart's highest record with Crush at spot 61 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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With this, the YG label holds both the highest records in K-pop history on the two main charts on Billboard. 2NE1’s official second album also holds first place on ten online music charts in Korea. The offline release will be on March 7th, and 2NE1 will have a comeback stage on the 9th on SBS Inkigayo.