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Report: BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” Debuts With 8K US Sales, Over 18K Total Units

Early numbers are in for the new BLACKPINK EP.

Blackpink - Official Press Photo courtesy of YG Entertainment and Interscope

Opening week sales and consumption numbers have arrived for the new BLACKPINK album.

According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, the “Kill This Love” EP sold just over 8K in pure US copies. With units from track sales and streams included, the release generated about 18.4K in total first-week consumption.

The consumption figure yields “Kill This Love” the #28 position on the Hits Top 50 chart.

Due Monday, the Billboard numbers may differ slightly from those reported by Hits. The album nonetheless looks like a safe bet for a Top 40 position on the Billboard 200.

BLACKPINK first visited the chart’s Top 40 last year with the “Square Up” EP. That album bowed at #40 courtesy of its 14K first-week units.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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