f(x) Snag Second No. 1 on World Albums Chart With '4 Walls'
f(x) isn't hitting any walls with their comeback album. The girl group earn their second No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart as well as their highest rankings yet on Heatseekers Albums and World Digital Songs with 4 Walls.
Released on Oct. 27, the group's latest full-length sold 1,000 copies with three days of sales. Led by the deep-house title track, the 10-song set crowns World Albums, marking the second chart-topping release for the act. The band's 2013 album Pink Tape also hit No. 1 that summer. The outfit has always bowed in the Top 2 of World Albums as their 2012 EP Electric Shock and 2014's Red Light both peaked in the runner-up slot.
4 Walls also flies into the Heatseekers Album chart at No. 7, their best ranking to date following Electric Shock (which peaked at No. 21), Pink Tape (which also peaked at No. 21) and Red Light (No. 13). Heatseekers see much less K-pop appearance so it's indication f(x)'s stateside presence is strong and potentially growing compared to other acts
Last, f(x) can also celebrate their highest position on World Digital Songs where "4 Walls" debuts at No. 2, outcharting their previous peak of No. 3 obtained by "Red Light" and "Electric Shock."
f(x)'s second chart topper on World Albums puts them in a quickly growing group of elite K-pop acts with more than one No. 1. They are now the eighth group alongside EXO, Girls' Generation, Girls' Generation-TTS, SHINee, G-Dragon and GOT7 (all with two) and B.A.P (with three).