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TWICE’s ‘READY TO BE’ Spends 8 Consecutive Weeks on Billboard 200 + Becomes 1st K-pop Female Artist to Accomplish Feat

by Anna-Liisa Haapakoski

TWICE has once again proven their power on Billboard charts with latest album “READY TO BE.” They are also the first K-pop female artist to achieve THIS on Billboard 200.

Read more of their achievement below!

TWICE’s ‘READY TO BE’ Charts on Billboard 200 For 8 Consecutive Weeks

On the week ending on May 13, TWICE’s newest album “READY TO BE” has now spent its eight consecutive week on the Billboard 200.

(Photo : TWICE Twitter)

According to Billboard, the album has earned a spot on the No. 185. On the Billboard 200, this led TWICE to become the only K-pop female artist ever to land three various albums for eight weeks straight.

“READY TO BE” has now followed their previous releases “Formula of Love: O+T=<3,” as well as “BETWEEN 1&2,” which both placed eight weeks on the Billboard 200.

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(Photo : News Tong)

The album also entered multiple lists aside from Billboard 200. On the World Albums chart, “READY TO BE” defended its position at No. 5.

This was followed by the Top Album Sales chart and Top Current Album Sales chart, which included the album on its No. 9 spots. As for their entry at Artist 100, TWICE has placed at No. 62, overall scoring their 28th week. 

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(Photo : Billboard)

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Meanwhile, on March 19 local time, Billboard stated that “READY TO BE” had entered at Billboard 200’s No. 2 for the first time. This led the girls to have their biggest U.S. sales week of any K-pop female artist ever.

Luminate announced that “READY TO BE” had gathered 153,000 equivalent album units on the week ending on March 16. With the album’s skyrocketing popularity, it gathered 145,000 traditional album sales, 7,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units, which means 10.28 million on-demand audio streams.

“READY TO BE” has also amassed 500 track equivalent album (TEA) units in its first week since release.  

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(Photo : Twitter: @JYPETWICE)

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On March 10, TWICE released the official music video for “SET ME FREE,” the title track of “READY TO BE.” As of May 11, the music video currently garners 64,673,295 views on YouTube. That alone says how well-loved the track is and has ONCEs enjoying a new TWICE bop.

Watch the full music video for “Set Me Free” here:


ONCEs expressed their joy over the MV, due to its production, concept transition, as well as TWICE’s charismatic talent and visuals.

“Whoever did their discography needs a pay raise because it’s flawless.”

“I want TWICE to have a smash global hit this year because ‘Moonlight Sunrise’ and ‘Set Me Free’ deserved to be a hit.”

“From cutesy concept to mature transition. Their discography is flawless!”

“I will never get over the pre chorus. It sounds so good.”

“I literally can’t express how happy, I am to be a fan of such an amazing group. They are perfect and always work hard for us.”

Congratulations to TWICE!

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