2016: The Year in Charts

ASTRO Earn 2nd Top 10 Entry on World Albums With 'Summer Vibes'

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ASTRO

The boy band & KCON performer earn this week's highest-charting K-pop album.

Despite being less than six months since their debut, ASTRO is proving it could be a K-pop boy band to watch as the sextet earn their second Top 10 entry on Billboard's World Albums chart.

ASTRO's Summer Vibes: 2nd Mini Album EP enters World Albums at No. 6 and marks this week's top-selling K-pop album. Summer Vibes lands at the same spot their debut entry, the Spring Up: 1st Mini Album, entered at when it started at No. 6 in March earlier this yearSpring Up spent two weeks on the chart.

Summer Vibes is led by the single "Breathless." The breezy, synth-pop track continues the feel-good vibes created from their debut song, "Hide&Seek," as the group worked with similar producers and writers. The accompanying music video is a quirky take on a summer story as the boys appear to be the human incarnations of soda bottles as the video's female star (Choi Yoojung, who gained fame on Korean singing competition show Produce 101, is a member of the girl group the show created, I.O.I, and also under the band's Fantiago Company label) brings them to the beach, camping, and in her convertible before guzzling them all away.

"Breathless" is also No. 21 on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart, the act's first appearance on the chart.

ASTRO is further looking to capitalize on the bubbling interest in the U.S. and will perform at the forthcoming Los Angeles date of K-pop music festival, KCON, later this month. For those who are fans of the video, Yoojung will also be there as part of I.O.I, perhaps hinting at an onstage collaboration.

Listen to the highlight medley of Spring Vibes below: