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Posted by Susan-Han Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Netizens react to a group from outside the 'Big 4' agencies reaching the top 3 on Billboard 200

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ATEEZ's 'The World Ep.1 : Movement', which recently debuted at #3 on Billboard 200 for the week of August 13, has now made the group one of just 5 K-Pop boy groups (alongside BTS, SuperM, NCT 127, Stray Kids) to ever reach the top 3 on the U.S. album sales chart. 

For many netizens, what stood out as the most impressive was that ATEEZ is not a group produced by the 'Big 4' (HYBE, YG, SM, JYP). One netizen pointed out, "They only sold 5,200 copies of their debut album in the first-week, but their new album sold 936,000..."

K-netizens also congratulated ATEEZ on their achievement, and reacted with comments like,

"This is that one group that did a sold out arena tour in Europe this year... That is not easy."
"It's because they are really good. A lot of Korean fans think that it's so easy to gain fans overseas but if that were true, then why aren't more groups getting big like them?"
"I'm a girl group fan but I like ATEEZ songs."
"I'm a fan of another group but when I heard the song 'Answer' for the first time I was honestly shocked."
"I went to a music show recently to watch my group, and ATEEZ shocked me... I only knew them by name but their stage was crazy."
"Wow #3 on Billboard? Congratulations."
"This group has really good songs even for fans of other groups."
"They are probably one of the most hard working groups, their stages are seriously good."
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bae-bae
bae-bae969 pts Tuesday, August 9, 2022 0
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

It's ATEEZ so i'm not surprised, they are big and generally seem super popular, definitely one of the leading groups of this generation, they've been doing big things for a while. Congratulations to them

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mng23
mng23288 pts Tuesday, August 9, 2022 0
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

First heard about them when 1 of them dressed up as an old man and danced with some street performers. Their song was pretty lit but I didn't realize they were this popular.

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