Billboard’s World Albums rankings: Kpop ventures HYBE and JYP Ent shines bright

Many albums from HYBE Corporation’s multi-label system, such as BigHit Music’s BTS, PLEDIS Entertainment’s Seventeen, Source Music’s Le Sserafim, ADOR’s NewJeans, and others, dominated Billboard’s World Albums chart.


K-pop albums took center stage this past week, ending on May 11, by holding the top slots on Billboard. The best artists in the business continued to score at the top of the World Albums list, which was updated by the American music publication on Saturday.

TWICE and Stray Kids, two more well-known JYP Entertainment artists, celebrated their weeks-long run atop the music chart.

Super Real Me, the first mini-album by HYBE’s rookie girl group ILLIT, rose through the ranks to take the No. 2 position on the Billboard World Albums list, which is an all-time high. Super Real Me’s physical album was released in the US on April 26 after its initial Korean release and March digital debut.

Next, Minisode 3: Tomorrow, the sixth mini-album by Tomorrow X Together, which was released on April 1, fell one spot for the fifth week in a row.

The second mini-album from Boynextdoor, HOW?, arrived at No. 3 on the chart last week. For the second week running, the boy group’s new mini-album remained at No. 4 on the list.

Le Sserafim’s third mini-album continued to hold steady at number five.

Get-Up, the second mini-album by NewJeans, finished its 40th week at number nine on the chart last week. But it rose back up to sixth place for the 41st week. 17 Is Right Here, the most recent best album compilation by Seventeen, was published on April 29 and debuted at No. 7 on the World Albums chart this week.

In its 99th week, HYBE veterans BTS moved up one spot with their 2022 anthology album Proof, which came in at number 10. However, BTS J-Hope’s special album Hope on the Street Vol. 1 debuted at No. 8 on the chart for the fifth week in a row.

Face, the solo debut album by Jimin, held its 14th position for the whole 52-week run.

Orange Blood, ENHYPEN’s fifth mini-album, continued to occupy the same spot as it had the week before at No. 13 during its 24-week run. TWICE and Stray Kids, labelmates of JYP Entertainment, once again reached the Billboard list. With You-th, TWICE’s 13th mini-album, continued its 10-week run at number 11 on the music chart. While ROCK-STAR, the eighth Korean mini-album by Stray Kids, which is on its 25th week, debuted at number twelve.