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Taeyang's 'White Night' Rules World Albums Chart for 2nd Week

TAEYANG "DARLING"
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TAEYANG "DARLING"

It's still a White Night on Billboard's World Albums chart as Taeyang reigns for a second week.

The singer's recently released solo album returns to No. 1 on World Albums with an additional 1,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 24, according to Nielsen Music. That pushes the eight-track set's cumulative total for the two weeks to 3,000 copies. The achievement makes him just the second solo K-pop artist and third K-pop act overall to have an album spend multiple weeks at No. 1 on the chart.

Among K-pop acts, only Taeyang, his BIGBANG band member G-Dragon, and BTS have logged more than one week at No. 1 with the same release on World Albums. Earlier this year, G-Dragon's Kwon Ji Yong became the first album by a solo K-pop star to spend multiple weeks atop the ranking, while BTS' 2015 EP The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 and 2016 Wings album have also spent multiple weeks at No. 1. 

Elsewhere, Taeyang jumps around other Billboard charts this week. White Night falls from No. 5 to No. 18 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, while the single "Wake Me Up" jumps to a new peak of No. 5, up from its debut position of No. 9, on World Digital Song Sales. Taeyang also makes gains on the Social 50 chart, rising to No. 36 from last week's No. 47, which marked his debut on the tally when he added 46,000 Instagram followers and accrued 5.5 million Instagram reactions.

Sales could remain steady for the next weeks as Taeyang begins the U.S. leg of his 2017 world tour that begins on Sept. 1 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York before wrapping at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Sept. 12.