Blackpink enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 this week with Born Pink. The K-pop sensations are the eighth all-female group to top Billboard’s flagship album chart (which dates to 1956). They follow four pop/R&B groups, Diana Ross & The Supremes, TLC, Destiny’s Child and Danity Kane; a pop/rock group, Go-Go’s; a pure pop group, Spice Girls; and a country group, The Chicks.
The Supremes and The Chicks are tied as the all-female groups with the most No. 1 albums – three each. Destiny’s Child and Danity Kane are tied for second place, with two No. 1 albums each.
Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat topped the Billboard 200 for six weeks in 1982, longer than any other album by an all-female group. Diana Ross and The Supremes’ Greatest Hits (1967), Spice Girls’ Spice (1997) and TLC’s Fanmail (1999) are close behind with five weeks each on top.
Blackpink came close to joining this elite list of all-female groups that have topped the Billboard 200 in October 2020, when its debut album, The Album, debuted and peaked at No. 2. The first all-female group to reach No. 1, The Supremes, also just missed accomplishing the feat with an earlier album. Where Did Our Love Go stalled at No. 2 for four straight weeks in January and February 1965 (behind The Beatles’ Beatles ’65 – tough competition).
Wilson Phillips came agonizingly close to making this list. Their 1990 debut album Wilson Phillips logged 10 weeks at No. 2. It got stuck behind M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, a 21-week leader.
Here’s a complete list of the all-female groups to land No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200.