SHINee Earn Second No. 1 on World Albums With 'Odd'
The boy band also goes Top 10 on Heatseekers Albums chart.
SHINee's new album might be Odd, but U.S. fans still loved it.
The boy band notches their second No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart after the new record sold 2,000 copies, according Nielsen Music. The set also debuts at No. 9 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, which is SHINee's fourth Top 10 album on the ranking.
The new album is SHINee's first release as a group since 2013's Everybody, which peaked at No. 2 on World Albums the week of Nov. 2. The quintet last the topped the chart with another 2013 release, Why So Serious?: The Misconceptions of Me, that ruled the week of May 11.
SHINee's earning a second No. 1 on World Albums makes them just the fifth K-pop act to score multiple chart-toppers on the tally. They join EXO, Girls' Generation-TTS and G-Dragon (all with two) plus B.A.P (with three). Furthermore, SHINee member Jonghyun has now graced the top slot three times: twice with his bandmates and once with his solo EP Base. Notably, three out of the five acts to earn multiple chart-toppers come from SM Entertainment with SHINee, Girls' Generation-TTS and EXO all managed by the same Korean label.
Odd is led by the house-inspired single "View," which debuts at No. 2 on the World Digital Songs chart, making it the biggest-selling K-pop song in America this week, along with the highest new entry this week.
SHINee was one of the biggest-selling K-pop acts in America in 2013, becoming one of the first Korean musicians to rank of Billboard's year-end World Albums chart. With another No. 1 under their belt, the group seems set for another big year of sales.