Taeyeon is one of K-pop’s top voices so it’s only appropriate that her debut full-length album My Voice would make a big statement on the charts.
The Girls’ Generation leader and solo superstar sees her My Voice LP debut at No. 2 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart making it the biggest K-pop album in America this week. To date, Taeyeon has never sent an entry lower than No. 2 on World Albums following her EPs I: The 1st Mini Album (which debuted at No. 1 in late 2015) and Why: The 2nd Mini Album (which peaked at No. 2 in summer 2016).
My Voice also ranks at No. 19 on Heatseekers Albums, marking Taeyeon’s third entry on the tally that tends to see a much lower number of K-pop acts. The 28-year-old has landed two other entires on Heatseekers too, with I and Why charting at Nos. 5 and 15, respectively.
Aptly titled, My Voice showcases the true range and depth of Taeyeon’s most prized possession — that undeniable vocal prowess. Lead single “Fine” feels like a 2.0 sonic version of her official debut solo single “I” that evolves from its acoustic-leaning feel before growing into the powerhouse-pop production. “Fine” is a much more vulnerable look for Taeyeon (the star is filmed seemingly breaking down singing the lyrics at one point in the official music video), but the song still retains a sense of hope and inspiration thanks to her uplifting vocals. My Voice also sees Taeyeon also trying out fluttery disco-dance (like on standout “Cover Up”), sultry electronic-pop (“I Got Love”), racing rock-pop (“Time Lapse,” “Fire”) and, of course, classic balladry (“When I Was Young,” “Love in Color”).
Over on the World Digital Song Sales chart, Taeyeon nets a pair of new entries with “Fine” debuting at No. 7 while “I Got Love” starting at No. 9. So far, the singer’s best ranking came via 2016’s “Rain,” which peaked at No. 3.
Elsewhere, Taeyeon continues to show high interest on social platforms as she ranks another week on Social 50 chart. She’s at No. 31 this week, down from No. 20 last week. This week sees her alongside fellow K-pop acts BTS (spending another week at No. 1) and GOT7 (returning to the tally at No. 37).