MONSTA X Scores First No. 1 on World Albums Chart With 'Beautiful' LP
Monsta X marks the top spot by sending their first full-length album and its lead single to new heights on multiple Billboard charts this week.
The hip-hop-focused boy band see their The Clan, Pt. 2.5 [Beautiful] full-length debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart. With more than 1,000 copies sold, Beautiful marks the band’s best sales week in America to date.
Since last year, the group has been on a steady rise up the charts. Previously, the group had sent two iterations of their Clan releases to World Albums including the Part 1 (Lost) EP (which peaked at No. 5) and their Part 2 Guilty EP (No. 3).
Monsta X also makes their first appearance in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart, which sees many less K-pop acts. Beautiful debuts at the No. 10 slot on the chart marking only the third K-pop album to make the Top 10 after NCT 127’s Limitless (No. 4) and GOT7’s Flight Log: Arrival (No. 3). The septet’s first appearance on the ranking was with The Clan 2.5 Pt. 2 Guilty EP that debuted at No. 16.
Furthermore, Monsta X’s new title track “Beautiful” debuts at No. 4 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart. The powerful, electronic/hip-hop cut marks the band’s best showing on this tally too.