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Amber's 'Beautiful' Solo Debut Swoops Into World, Heatseekers Albums Charts

Courtesy of S.M. Entertainment

Amber

Amber is the first member of f(x) to venture out solo and she's got some impressive charts to show for her effort.

The rapper/singer's Beautiful: The 1st Mini Album EP debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's World Albums chart and No. 19 on Heatseekers Albums. The latter ranking shows big Stateside support for Amber's solo debut where, typically, only acts with larger international fanbases would have entries (like BIGBANG, Girls' Generation and B.A.P).

The 22-year-old's performance is more or less in line with f(x)'s past chart runs. To date, the quintet has sent three entries to both the World and Heatseeker Album charts: 2012's Electric Shock EP bowed at No. 2 on World Albums and No. 21 on Heatseekers; 2013's Pink Tape scored No. 1 on World and No. 21 on Heatseekers; Red Light from last year peaked at No. 2 on World and No. 13 on Heatseekers.

Amber promoted the EP with live performances of "Beautiful" and "Shake That Brass," the latter track featured Taeyeon's parts handled by Wendy of Red Velvet, the new girl group from Girls' Gen and f(x)'s label SM Entertainment.

On other Billboard charts, TVXQ! sees a healthy start for their new Japanese single "Sakuramichi." The track debuts at No. 20 on the Japan Hot 100 and is expected to rise higher next week.