Album sales in the first week tell a lot about an album. Also, the number doesn't grow much from the first sales since the people who have decided to buy the album don't wait too long after it is released.
The album sales can be a criterion for popularity and the influence they have on the music industry. Having a huge number of the first sales naturally means strong influence on the industry, and that would again affect other industries such as fashion, product marketing and so on.
The charts of first week sales don't really have space for the groups who just debuted since 800-pound gorillas like EXO and BTS are always in their places up high. However, recently and most rarely, a newly debuted group has broken into the higher rankings of the chart!
Guess who that might be? Of course, the hottest, Wanna One.
Here is the album first-week sales of August!
The first and second in rank, the famous, unbeatable, EXO. Whose's next? WANNA ONE's TO BE ONE! Amazing isn't it? It's quite unusual for a newly debuted idol to beat a renowned idol like BTS.