Korean Superstar Band Stray Kids reigns atop the United World Album chart for a 2nd consecutive week with their 10th EP 'Maxident', selling another 471,000 equivalent sales and a total of 1,27 Million so far in just 2 weeks!

Posted on November 2, 2022

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'Maxident' by Korean Superstar Band Stray Kids tops the United World Album chart for a 2nd consecutive week, selling another 471,000 equivalent sales and a total of 1,27 Million so far after just 2 weeks at retail! It's the group's 7th Korean EP and 10th overall, after their 9th EP 'Oddinary' which debuted at #1 with 393,000 sales! In the United States, 'Maxident' debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, becoming Stray Kids 2nd consecutive #1 album in the country, the only K-Pop Act to score 2x #1 albums in 2022! It's the 4th K-Pop album to top the BB200 this year, after their own 'Oddinary', BTS 'Proof', and BLACKPINK's 'Born Pink'! 'Maxident' debuted at #1 in America with 117.000 equivalent units, 110,000 of which were pure sales becoming the fourth-largest sales week of any album in the US in 2022 at that time! 'Maxident' also topped Billboard Top Album Sales, Top Current Album Sales, and World Albums! Stray Kids rebound to #1 atop the Artist 100, becoming the 3rd K-Act to top the chart for multiple weeks after BTS & BLACKPINK. 'Maxident' also landed at #1 on Korea's Circle Album Chart, selling 1,602,930 copies in its first week of the two-day tracking period. It spent two consecutive weeks atop the chart with 736,394 copies on the 2nd week, and has sold 2,339,324 overall copies, becoming the first album by any of the label's artists to reach the double-million sales mark! All eight of the album's track entered the top 40 of the component Circle Download Chart simultaneously. The album hit #1 in Poland, #3 in Japan & Denmark, #4 in Australia becoming their 1st top 5 album, #5 in Belgium (Flanders) & Sweden, #6 in Finland, #8 in Lithuania, and #9 in New Zealand & Switzerland and #43 in the UK!


Japanese Superstar boy band JO1 scores the highest debut of the past week landing at no.2 on the United World Album chart with 'Midnight Sun' and 470,000 equivalent sales. 'Midnight Sun' is listed as a single in Japan, but is also considered an album, as it's an extended play with four different songs.


US Rapper Lil Baby lands at #3 with his 3rd studio album 'It's Only Me', and 255,000 sales. 'It's Only Me' debuted atop the US Billboard 200 dated October 29, 2022, earning 216,000 album-equivalent units (including 6,500 pure album sales) in its first week of availability in the United States. The album earned a total of 288.97 million official streams for its tracks, the third-highest figure for one-week streams for an album in 2022. It is Lil Baby's third US number-one album and also debuted at #1 in Canada! Its a Top 10 hit in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK!


Red Hot Chili Peppers land at #4 with their latest masterpiece 'Return of The Dream Canteen' selling 121.000 equivalent units in its 1st week! The album debuted at #1 in Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland, and landed at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching #1 on the Top Albums Chart, their second #1 in 2022, becoming the first rock band with two number-one albums in the same year in 17 years since System of a Down in 2005 accomplished this! The Album is a Top 10 hit in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland & the UK!


British Rock Band, The 1975's 'Being Funny In A Foreign Language' lands at #5 scoring 100.000 equivalent units in its 1st week! The Album debuted at #1 in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, and the UK, debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 and is a top 10 hit in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands & New Zealand!


Bad Bunny's chart-topping 'Un Verano Sin Ti' dips 5-6 on the United World Chart after selling another 92.000 eaus and 3.316.000 so far! Its the #1 Album on the Year-To-Date chart with the most equivalent units scored in 2022.


The very popular Korean Girl Group Kep1er lands at #7 on the United World Chart with their latest project 'WakeOne', selling 83.000 equivalent units in its 1st week, while Harry Styles' chart-topping record-breaking 'Harry's House', slips 6-8 in its 22nd week on the United World Chart, earning another 71.000 eaus and 3.162.000 so far!

Japanese Icon, Yumi Matsutoya-, slips 2-9 on the United World chart with her latest greatest hits album, 'Yuming Banzai! 50th Anniversary Best Album' scoring another 70.000 units and 253.000 so far! She's the 2nd best-selling Japanese Act of All Time after Bz!

Korean Monster Rookie Group Treasure scores a 2nd week on the United World Top 10 with their latest EP 'The Second Step: Chapter Two', down 3-10 in their 2nd week on the chart, after scoring another 67.000 equivalent units and a total of 213.000 so far!


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