BTS’ multiple back to back feat over the years is getting harder to track. While the world was still reeling from its everyday achievements, the popular boy band has once again smashed a new record with its Map Of the Soul: 7 album. BTS’ latest song collection has become the first album in 2020 to sell over 500,000 albums across the United States. This makes BTS the first Korean group to ever achieve such a huge feat.
The K-pop boy’s latest album also topped the Billboard charts to make it the 2nd biggest debut in February. At the time, the BTS sold 422,000 album units, of which 347,000 were traditional sales. Map of the Soul: 7 has now secured BTS its 4th consecutive No.1 album on the Billboard 200. The first three were 2018’s Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer and 2019’s Map of the Soul: Persona.
It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of BTS’ success as the band moved to the top position without concert tickets or merchandise for promotion. Justin Beiber and Halsey’s latest album Changes and Manic debuted at the same time but managed to make little impact on the Billboard with over half units of what Map of the Soul: 7 earned. (231,000 for Changes and 239,000 for Manic).
Map of the Soul: 7 is still streaming to topple more records as the album is still selling a record number of copies across the state.
Meanwhile, BTS is gearing up to launch another album in October 2020. It remains to be seen if the new album becomes their biggest album yet.
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