X1 smashes week one K-Pop sales record with debut album Quantum Leap

They’re the new kids on the block but that hasn’t slowed them down (Picture: Twitter/X1)

K-Pop band X1 have quantum leapt their way to a new record with their debut album as they racked up a huge amount of sales during their first week.

They’ve smashed it.

The band, which consists of members Kang Min Hee, Cha Jun Jo, Nam Do Hyon, Lee Han Gyul, Son Dong Pyo, Cho Seung Youn, Song Hyeong Jun, Han Seung Woo, Kim Woo Seok and Kim Yo Han, released their album Quantum Leap on 27 August.

To make things all the more impressive, the band smashed the record on the fourth day after the album was released, with sales of more than 416,000 as of 30 August.

The stars recently released their music video for Flash (Picture: YouTube)

Previously, the record was held by Wanna One, with their album 1X1=1 (TO BE ONE), which was released back in 2017.

The K-Pop heroes recently dropped the music video for their single Flash and, safe to say, it’s an absolute bop.

The 11-member group are definitely the new kids on the block after being decided by public vote in the finale of Produce X 101 back in June.

However, that clearly hasn’t slowed them down.

The guys recently voted for Seungwoo to become their leader, with all members except for the man himself choosing the Plan A Entertainment trainee.

Kim Yo Han said on V Live that he has ‘always been our leader’, while Son Dong Pyo added: ‘I hope he will become a father to the 10 of us. But I’m the youngest son that he cherishes the most.’

Seungwoo himself voted for Cho Seung Youn as leader, saying: ‘I think he’d be a great help to everyone because he’s an all-rounder who’s good at singing, dancing, and rap, and I also think he’d be a good mood maker.’

However, after being announced as leader, he said: ‘Thank you for giving me your precious vote. I’ll be a leader who walks ahead by a step, and I’ll try to lead you well. So you’ll follow me well, right?’


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