“FML” replaced the top spot of Korea’s highest first-week CD sales — also known as chodong – breaking the record set by BTS’s “Map of the Soul : 7” which had been reigning No. 1 since it dropped in February 2020 and sold over 3.37 million copies. Chodong is an important indicator of popularity in the K-pop industry, as it indicates the size of a loyal fandom willing to buy CDs immediately upon release.
The EP brought Seventeen its career-high ranking on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 2 on May 9. Tracks are also ranking high on domestic music streaming charts, most notably lead track “Super,” which peaked at No. 3 on Melon Chart’s Top 100, showing that the band is receiving attention from the general Korean public as well.
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