Just two releases debut on this week’s World Albums chart, and while that might not sound like much of a refresher, the list only features 15 spaces, so a pair of new entrants is actually something of a busy period on the tally. As they arrive, two other efforts make moves worthy of noting this time around.
Here are four titles to pay attention to on this week’s World Albums chart.
No. 2 – ITZY – Guess Who
South Korean girl group ITZY hits a new high on the World Albums chart this week with Guess Who, the band’s fourth EP. The set opens at No. 2, missing out on becoming their first leader by a very frustrating single space. Before this frame, the act had only entered the top five once, and it was with a title that stalled at No. 5.
Guess Who comes in behind only BTS’s Map of the Soul: 7, which is a non-mover atop the list.
No. 5 – BTS – Love Yourself: Her
Speaking of BTS, the septet controls three of the spaces inside the top five, only the order and the actual titles themselves changes from last week. As Map of the Soul: 7 holds at No. 1 and Be dips one space to No. 3, their older release Love Yourself: Her improves from No. 7 to No. 5, entering the top five once again.
Two BTS titles that found space inside the top five on last week’s World Albums chart, Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, fall outside the upper half of the top 10.
No. 10 – (G)I-DLE – I Burn
Not far behind ITZY comes another all-female vocal band from South Korea, as (G)I-DLE debuts their latest release I Burn at No. 10 on the latest edition of the World Albums chart. The set, another EP, marks the group’s fourth trip to the top 10 on the tally, and it’s their lowest-charting effort yet.
No. 12 – Wizkid – Made In Lagos
Recent first-time Grammy winner Wizkid doesn’t have something new on the World Albums chart this frame, but one of his most successful releases yet does hit a special milestone on the tally. The multi-talented figure’s Made In Lagos, down at No. 12, has now lived on the ranking for 26 weeks, or half a year. The artist’s new project is his first to spend double-digit frames on the roster.