The newly formed K-pop boy band ZEROBASEONE has set a new sales record for a rookie group with their latest release. They are a boy group that was formed in Mnet’s reality competition Boys Planet. While the show saw many established artists like Pentagon’s Hui and various contestants from around the world, only the top 9 were selected for ZEROBASEONE.
ZEROBASEONE made their first comeback on November 6 with their second mini album titled MELTING POINT and title track CRUSH. This release came just four months after their debut. In barely four months, the rookie group set a new sales record for themselves. According to sales figures, ZEROBASEONE’s latest album sold over 2 million copies within its first week of release. This makes the rookie group the fastest in K-pop history to surpass 2 million sales, achieving the feat less than a year since their debut. As per Hanteo charts, MELTING POINT sold 2,131,352 copies and successfully broke their previous first-week sales record of 1,822,028 for their first album YOUTH IN THE SHADE.
With this new record, ZEROBASEONE became the sixth K-pop group to achieve these massive sales in the first week. They joined the leagues of BTS, SEVENTEEN, TXT, Stray Kids and NCT DREAM.