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Nayeon, a member of the popular K-pop girl group TWICE, has achieved a significant milestone in her solo career by becoming the first K-pop soloist to have two albums simultaneously charting on the Billboard 200. This accomplishment marks a new record for K-pop soloists and further solidifies Nayeon’s position as a prominent figure in the global music scene.The two albums that have secured positions on the Billboard 200 chart are:

  1. “IM NAYEON”: This album, which is Nayeon’s debut solo mini-album, has maintained its presence on the chart for an impressive 41 consecutive weeks. It currently holds the 195th position on the Billboard 200.
  2. “MISAMO”: This is a special album created by the Japanese sub-unit of TWICE, consisting of members Mina, Sana, and Momo. The album has entered the chart at the 96th position.

Nayeon’s achievement is particularly noteworthy as it demonstrates her ability to succeed both as a solo artist and as part of sub-units within TWICE. This dual success on the Billboard 200 chart is a testament to her versatility and popularity among music fans worldwide. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums in the United States across all genres.

It is based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Nayeon’s presence on this chart indicates that her music has gained significant traction in the American market, which is often considered a benchmark for global success in the music industry.

This accomplishment adds to Nayeon’s growing list of achievements as a solo artist. When “IM NAYEON” was first released, it debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Nayeon the first K-pop soloist to enter the top 10. The album’s title track, “POP!,” also performed well on various Billboard charts, including the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Nayeon’s success as a soloist while still being an active member of TWICE showcases the growing trend of K-pop idols pursuing individual projects alongside their group activities. This strategy allows artists to explore different musical styles and connect with fans in new ways, while also contributing to the overall growth and diversification of the K-pop industry.

The simultaneous charting of two albums on the Billboard 200 is not only a personal triumph for Nayeon but also a significant moment for K-pop as a whole. It demonstrates the increasing global appeal of K-pop soloists and their ability to compete on international charts alongside established Western artists. This achievement is likely to inspire other K-pop idols to pursue solo careers and aim for similar success on the global stage.

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