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BTS' brother band TXT tops Billboard's top 200 popular albums chart with 'The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION'

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : February 6, 2023, 11:19 Updated : November 6, 2023, 10:47

[Courtesy of Big Hit]

SEOUL -- TXT (Tomorrow X Together), a five-member boy band organized by the agency of top K-pop band BTS, has topped Billboard's top 200 popular albums chart with its fifth mini album titled "The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION." The group became the fifth K-pop band to grab the top place on the weekly chart that ranks the 200 most popular albums in the United States.
 
The album, released on January 27, arrived atop the list on the Billboard 200 chart with 161,500 equivalent album units sold in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 2. The album depicts the story of young people facing various types of temptation while they grow. The music video for Sugar Rush Ride, the album's title track featuring funky guitar and unique whistle sounds, has gained more than 19.3 million views on YouTube as of February 5.
 
Hybe, the band's agency, has now become the only South Korean entertainment company to have two groups that topped Billboard's weekly chart. BTS set a milestone in Korean music history in 2018 with "Love Yourself: Tear." Other K-pop groups that grabbed the top place on the Billboard 200 chart are Stray Kids, Black Pink, and SuperM. 

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