TXT and Ive Break Own First-Week Album Sales Records

SEOUL - K-pop groups Tomorrow X Together (TXT) and Ive have achieved new first-week sales records with their latest albums, according to statements from their respective music labels on Friday.

As reported by Yonhap News Agency,BigHit Music said that "The Name Chapter: Freefall," the third full-length album by TXT, sold over 2.25 million copies in the first week since its release last Friday. These figures were confirmed by Hanteo Chart, a major local tracker of album sales. This makes the album the second from TXT to surpass 2 million copies sold this year and marks the highest first-week sales in the group's history. TXT's previous record was 2.18 million copies, set by "The Name Chapter: Temptation," an extended play released in January.

On the other hand, the girl group Ive also set a first-week sales record for their EP "I've Mine," released the same day as TXT's album. According to Starship Entertainment and data from Hanteo Chart, the EP sold 1.6 million copies in its debut week. It is the group's third album to sell over a million copies, after "After Like," a single released last year, and "I've Ive," a full-length album released in April. The band's previous record was 1.1 million copies set with "I've Ive."

The EP "I've Mine" also marks the third-largest first-week sales among all K-pop female artists, coming behind aespa's "My World" (1.69 million copies) and NewJeans' "Get Up" (1.65 million copies). Moreover, Ive's new album is performing strongly on major domestic music charts with its three main tracks—"Baddie," "Off the Record," and "Either Way."

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