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On June 20, Billboard released the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending June 17, on which TWICE’s ‘Taste of Love’ debuted at number six. This marks their first-ever top 10 release, and third to chart on the Billboard 200 following 2020’s ‘More & More’ (number 200) and ‘Eyes Wide Open’ (number 72).
TWICE’s ‘Taste of Love’ was the top-selling album of the past week, with 43,000 in traditional album sales, a majority of which were physical copies. It also scored 3,000 in streaming equivalent units, for a total of 46,000 equivalent album units earned. Its total score includes a whopping.
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The group’s number six debut also makes them only the second K-pop girl group ever to achieve achieve a top 10 position on the chart, after BLACKPINK reached number two with their first full-length album ‘THE ALBUM’ last year.
‘Taste of Love’, which was released on June 11, is TWICE’s first domestic release of 2021, following their Japanese single ‘Kura Kura’. The 6-track project features the title track ‘Alcohol-Free’, which was written and composed by JYP Entertainment head J.Y. Park.
Earlier this month, TWICE also discussed working with Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, who co-wrote the song ‘First Time’ from ‘Taste Of Love’. The K-pop girl group said they were “very honoured” that Thirlwall had contributed to the songwriting process for ‘First Time’, adding that they have been long-time fans of the British girl group.