X1 Debuts on Billboard Artist 100, Climbs Emerging Artists Chart Ahead Of Music Release

The new Korean group is generating a considerable amount of pre-release interest.

X1 Logo Film Screen via X1 on YouTube

Last week, rookie Korean group X1 made waves by debuting on the Billboard Social 50 and Emerging Artists charts prior to releasing any music.

This week, the group makes an even bigger splash on the artist-centric Billboard charts — again without any music officially in the market.

As it rises four places to #2 on the Social 50 (below only BTS) and nine places to #2 on the Emerging Artists chart (below only Saweetie), X1 debuts at #85 on the Artist 100.

The Artist 100 ranks the top artists in America based on factors like song consumption, album sales and social media activity.

The group is set to release its first mini-album “비상: Quantum Leap” on August 27.

Written by Brian Cantor

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