ATEEZ reach new peak on Billboard 200 with ‘The World Ep 1: Movement’

Their latest mini-album has debuted at Number Three on the weekly chart

K-pop boyband ATEEZ’s latest mini-album ‘The World Ep 1: Movement’ has debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200, marking their highest-charting entry yet.

On August 7, Billboard announced the top entries of its weekly albums chart, revealing that ATEEZ’s new mini-album ‘The World Ep 1: Movement’ debuted at Number Three in the week ending August 4. This marks the boyband’s first Top Ten entry of their career, and consequently their highest-charting record yet.

According to Billboard, the eight-member act’s ‘The World Ep 1: Movement’ had earned 50,000 equivalent album units since its release on July 29, including 47,000 units of album sales. Most of the remaining units were earned from album streams.

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ATEEZ are now the fifth K-pop boyband to land in the Top Three of the weekly chart, after BTS, SuperM, NCT 127 and Stray Kids.

‘The World Ep 1: Movement’ was ATEEZ’s first domestic comeback of 2022, and is the follow-up to last December’s ‘Zero: Fever Epilogue’. That record, along with last September’s ‘Zero: Fever Part.3’, also charted on the Billboard 200, debuting and peaking at Number 73 and 42 respectively.

Led by the title track ‘Guerrilla’, the ‘The World Ep 1: Movement’ is the first instalment of ATEEZ’s new ‘The World’ album series, which follows their previous ‘Treasure’ and ‘Zero’ series. All songs from the seven-track album apart from the opener ‘Propaganda’ were co-written by members Hongjoong and Mingi.

In support of the new record, the boyband have also announced their upcoming ‘The Fellowship: Break The Wall’ world tour, which kicks off in October. The tour will begin in Seoul then head to the US and Japan. A total of 13 shows across nine cities have been announced so far.

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