On 15th March, YG Entertainment made an announcement that BLACKPINK Rosé‘s debut solo album, R, has reached a stunning number of pre-sale orders a few hours before it would be physically released.
Her solo album made over 500,000 total pre-sales and as the album got released it has confirmed sales.
Rosé not only becomes the 8th female solo artist to reach this number of sales for solo album but also she officially holds the record for the most pre-sales for a single album out of all female K-Pop soloists.
The total number of pre-sales for the album are 404,318 CDs, 49,058 kits, and 52,129 LPs, bringing the overall total to 505,505.
R has now become only the 11th K-Pop album from a female solo artist to hit 500,000 sales.
Back in 2002 with Lee Sooyoung‘s My Stay in Sendai album (which made about 509k total sales).
It has happend for the first time after 19 years!