Girls’ Generation’s ‘Lion Heart’ Album Tops Billboard World Charts
kpride, Aug. 26, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
K-pop group Girls' Generation opened at No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart on Wednesday, the American music website showed. Its fifth album "Lion Heart" hit American retailers last Tuesday, local time, which gave the group only three days to climb the list, Billboard said.
The 12-track album was released in a piecemeal fashion, with the first six songs coming out in South Korea last Tuesday at noon, local time, and the rest 12 hours later. This is the second time Girls' Generation has topped the World Albums chart, according to Billboard. With this chart-topper, the group joins six other K-pop acts that have sold the most World Music albums more than once, such as SHINee, EXO and G-Dragon.
Music videos for the two title tracks -- "Lion Heart" and "You Think" -- were No. 1 and 2, respectively, on the top 20 K-pop music video chart on YouTube last week, S.M. Entertainment, its management agency, said.