Nayeon of TWICE is making waves with her first solo album IM NAYEON! On July 3, 2022, Billboard reported that Nayeon’s solo album debuted at number seven on their prestigious Top 200 Albums list. This makes the TWICE member the first K-pop soloist in history to reach the top ten of the Billboard 200. In fact, she is the first Korean female soloist to reach the Billboard 200 in 13 years, since BoA’s BoA (English version) in 2009.
It’s important to note that TWICE has already peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 twice as a group, making it the first and only female K-pop group to date to have two top 10 albums. The two albums in question are TWICE’s new mini-album, Taste of Love, which debuted at #6 on the famed Top 200 Albums list the same year, and his third studio album, Formula of Love: O+T=3, which came inside at number 3 on the same map.
TWICE’s Nayeon debuts at number one on the Top Album Sales list.
The personal achievements of the POP singer do not stop there. The album was the best-selling album in the United States that week, debuting at number one on Billboard’s Top Album Sales list on July 9, 2022. According to Luminate’s official numbers, the album sold 57,000 equivalent album units for the week of June. 30, 2022.
The album’s total score consisted of 52,000 conventional album sales and 4,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units, resulting in 6.56 million on-demand audio streams over the course of the week. POP! (title tune), NO PROBLEM (with Felix van Stray Kids), COUNTDOWN (with Wonstein), CANDYFLOSS, ALL OR NOTHING, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU and SUNSET will be released on June 24, 2022.
What’s the story behind TWICE Nayeon’s first album IM NAYEON?
She released her solo debut album, Pop!, on June 24, 2022, accompanied by a music video for the title track. POP! is a dynamic song with an energetic melody and various instrument sounds that is an expression of the TWICE member’s personality. Her voice and the track’s invigorating clarity are emphasized. The lyrics are about the bursting of the expanding heart of the other, which has expanded like a bubble. The TWICE member discusses her solo album preparations in a special video posted to JYP Entertainment’s official YouTube page.
She said in the video:
“‘Doing your best for your solo album is also excellent for TWICE, and that fantastic energy can spread,” said PD-nim [JYP Entertainment’s discovered, J.Y. Park]† What he said certainly helped me.”
Not only did the excellent TWICE member collaborate on POP!, but he also teamed up with Felix from Stray Kids on the B-side and hit NO PROBLEM.
The two JYP performers sang the entertaining tune together in perfect harmony. Felix and Stray’s Kids also expressed support for the TWICE member’s debut with a lovely Instagram post that read:
“Congratulations on your solo debut, Nayeon Sunbae [senior]† We enjoy listening to ‘POP!’ Nayeon sunbae is as charming as ever. We will cheer you on from afar!”