The boy-band member earns the highest chart position for a solo star on Heatseekers since 2017.
The singer-songwriter's new City Lights: The 1st Mini Album debuts at No. 5 on World Albums on the chart dated July 20, 2019. Upon its July 10 release, the EP sold 1,000 copies in the week ending July 11 according to Nielsen Music, meaning it achieved the sales feat despite less than two full days of sales for this week's charts.
City Lights also marks a super-strong start debuting at No. 4 the Heatseekers Albums chart, a tally that sees far fewer K-pop acts and indicates a Billboard 200 debut wasn't far off. The No. 4 position is particularly impressive as the last solo K-pop act to enter the Heatseekers chart higher was G-Dragon in June of 2017 when his Kwon Ji Yong album hit No. 1 on the tally and slid into the Billboard 200.