K-Pop Boy Band Pentagon Finally Scores Their First No. 1 Album In Korea

South Korean boy band Pentagon has been recording and releasing music together since 2016, and in that time, they’ve amassed a dedicated following and scored many hit albums in their home country, but one achievement has thus far eluded them…until now.

Pentagon’s latest release In:vite U debuts on this week’s Gaon Albums chart at No. 1. The current leader on the ranking of the bestselling titles in South Korea marks the first trip to the summit for the group. They had come close to the throne before, but never quite captured it for themselves.

In addition to being the band’s first champion on the Gaon Albums chart, In:vite U is also Pentagon’s lucky thirteenth top 10 title. The band has previously sent all of their Korean-language efforts into the highest tier on the weekly tally, with only a few Japanese-language drops missing out on the region (which is common practice in the country). Pentagon has now broken into the top 10 on the list with all of the following projects: Universe: The Black Hall (No. 3), Love or Take (No. 3), Thumbs Up! (No. 4), Sum(me:r) (No. 4), We:th (No. 4),  Five Senses (No. 5), Genie:us (No. 5), Ceremony (No. 6), Positive (No. 6), Pentagon (No. 7), Demo_01 (No. 8) and Demo_02 (No. 8). 

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In:vite U’s lead single “Feelin’ Like” brings Pentagon back to the important Gaon Digital chart, which ranks the most-consumed songs in South Korea. The band has only placed a few cuts onto the tally, and their latest release opens at No. 98 on the 200-spot list. 


That same tune opens at No. 1 on the Gaon Download chart, ranking as the bestselling song in South Korea at the moment. The other tracks featured on In:vite U all find space on the roster as well. The band’s other current hits on the sales chart include “Sparkling Night” (No. 59), “The Game” (No. 63), “One Shot” (No. 68), “Bad” (No. 71) and “Call My Name” (No. 74). 

In:vite U replaces last week’s winner, SM Town’s 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express, in first place on the albums sales chart. That compilation, which features contributions from many of the biggest artists signed to the SM Entertainment record label, dips slightly, retreating to second place.

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