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G-Dragon Tops World Albums Chart for 2nd Week to Nearly Double Total U.S. Sales

While G-Dragon record sales last week were already something to gawk at the K-pop icon continues to set more impressive chart feats on its second week with his 'Kwon Ji Yong' EP.

While G-Dragon‘s debut record sales last week were already something to gawk at — achieving his best U.S. sales week in just one day — the BIGBANG icon continues to set more impressive chart feats with his recently released EP.

For the second week in a row, G-Dragon’s Kwon Ji Yong rules Billboard‘s World Albums chart with an additional 3,000 copies sold for the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen Music. That pushes the EP’s cumulative total for the two weeks to just over 7,000 copies. The achievement makes him the first solo K-pop artist and second K-pop act overall to have an album spend multiple weeks at No. 1 on the chart.


So far, only BTS has logged multiple weeks atop World Albums among K-pop acts. The boy band’s 2015 release The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 returned to the summit on the chart dated January 16, 2016 and stayed there an additional two weeks. BTS’ Wings album also spent two weeks atop World Albums starting last October. Both BTS and G-Dragon have three No. 1s on World Albums.

Elsewhere on the charts, GD sees more action on Billboard‘s World Digital Song Sales chart as lead single “Untitled, 2014” rises to a new peak at No. 4 (up from No. 14 last week) and the track “Bullsh*t” debuts at No. 10.