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Red Velvet Send Delicious 'Ice Cream' EP to World, Heatseeker Albums Charts

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There's a sweet surprise for Red Velvet on the Billboard charts this week.

The new girl group sent their debut EP to both Billboard's World Albums and Heatseekers Albums. Ice Cream: The 1st Mini Album debuts at No. 2 on World Albums and No. 24 on Heatseekers Albums less than eight months after the outfit dropped their first single "Happiness" in August.

The differences are also seen in the "Ice Cream Cake" and "Automatic" music videos with "Cake" showing the girls eating ice cream and coffee drinks in colorful outfits in the dessert while "Automatic" sees the girls showcasing sensual choreography at a dimly lit dinner table.

The singles also bow on World Digital Songs, with "Cake" at No. 3 this week while "Automatic" bows at No. 9. 

Next week should also be a big one for SM Entertainment as well when its boy band EXO drops their long-awaited Exodus album on Monday, March 30. Currently EXO-K, a splinter group of EXO, holds the record for highest-charting K-pop album for boy bands after their Overdose EP hit No. 129 on the Billboard 200 last year and should make an impressive showing on World Albums and very possibly beyond.