The 10th mini album by ATEEZ, THE WORLD EP. 2: OUTLAW, debuted at number 20 on the Hanteo Chart on June 20. When the album and its first single were released on June 16, one million copies had already been sold. With the release of THE WORLD EP. 2: OUTLAW, ATEEZ became the first boy band from the “BIG 4” to sell one million albums.
The Initial Chodong, or the number of album sales for a week following the release date, is a metric that assesses the strength of a K-pop idol group’s audience. By selling a million copies in the first week, ATEEZ showed how popular they were all over the world five years after their debut.
ATEEZ: The Band’s Beginnings
ATEEZ is a South Korean boy band that was created by KQ Entertainment. Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho are the other members of the group. The abbreviation ATEEZ stands for “A TEEnager Z” and “A to Z,” and it refers to a group of teens that want to achieve whatever they can with enthusiasm.
Ateez’s first EP, Treasure EP.1: All to Zero, and the music videos for the two lead singles “Pirate King” and “Treasure” were released on October 24, 2018. On the same day, their premiere showcase was held. With 23,644 copies sold, the album reached its highest position on the weekly Gaon Albums Chart of 2018. ATINY is ATEEZ`s official fandom name.
Achievements of ATEEZ:
The first day after its release, when the new album from ATEEZ sold 750,000 copies, had its biggest sales. The first single album, Spin-Off: From the Witness, sold almost 350,000 copies on its first day of sale. This is more than twice as many copies as that. The film was released in December of the previous year. ATEEZ recently became the 1st Boy Group which is not part of the “Big 4” Agency to Surpass 1 Million 1st-Week Sales.
ATEEZ still has three months’ worth of stadium performances throughout Asia and South America to go in 2023. While their tickets for the Mexico City pre-sale sold out in less than two hours, they are performing in the same arena in So Paulo that Taylor Swift reserved for her Eras Tour.
THE WORLD EP. 2: OUTLAW
As the global fan base rapidly expanded, ATEEZ overtook THE WORLD EP. 1: MOVEMENT as the second Million Seller. They expanded more quickly than they did with their 2018 debut record, TREASURE EP. 1: All to Nothing.
This time, ATEEZ’s new record has a unique justification. One million or more units were sold by K-pop acts like Stray Kids, SEVENTEEN, BTS, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, NCT Dream, NCT 127, and ENHYPEN in the first week. They work for large firms like HYBE, SM, and JYP. In its first week of release, ATEEZ became the first boy band from a small 4th generation agency to sell one million copies.
Additionally, BOUNCY (K-HOT CHILLI PEPPERS), one of the songs, shot straight to the top of the Bugs real-time chart after the new album’s release. Additionally, as of the morning of June 17, it has topped both the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart and the iTunes Top Album Chart in 34 nations, indicating the songs’ wide-spread appeal. In addition, the BOUNCY music video broke a previous record by receiving over 10 million views in the first eight hours of its release. It also topped Music Video Trending Worldwide, Video Trending Worldwide, and Most Viewed in 24 Hours on YouTube.