Monsta X Earn Best U.S. Sales Week Ever With 'The Connect: Dejavu'
The new EP sees the boy band hitting a new peak on the Heatseekers Albums chart.
Monsta X keeping a watchful and continuous eye on their American fans is paying off as seen by the new chart successes from their latest music releases.
The boy band's new The Connect: Dejavu EP sold 2,000 in traditional album sales in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music, to mark their best sales week ever in America. This was enough to land the guys at No. 2 on Billboard's World Albums chart and a No. 8 debut on Heatseekers Albums -- a new peak for the band on the chart that sees far fewer K-pop acts land entries.
Since their 2015 debut, Monsta X has been continuously increased their U.S. activities. The group was less than three months old and the newest act to perform at the 2015 iteration of KCON Los Angeles -- where Billboard noted they "inspired a huge roar from the crowd" -- while performing again in L.A. for the 2016 festival. Last year, the band held six stateside concerts last July as part of their first world tour with the septet returning to America in July for seven new tour dates for what's expected to be their biggest live success yet.
Elsewhere, the hook-heavy lead single from The Connect: Dejavu "Jealous" debuts at No. 4 on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart with 1,000 downloads sold. This is the third biggest week for a Monsta X single after the debuts of 2017's "Shine Forever" (which debuted with 2,000) and "Beautiful" (which debuted with a little under 2,000). This remains the highest rank for Monsta X on the chart with "Beautiful" and "Shine Forever" also peaked at No. 4. Monsta X also jumps to No. 16 on the Social 50 chart after 17 weeks on the ranking.
The latest string of successes all bodes well for Monsta X's upcoming U.S. tour dates and future stateside endeavors. Watch Monsta X bring "Jealousy" to life below: