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BTS Dominates European Music Charts + 1st Korean Group To Top UK Chart Twice

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BTS celebrates another milestone for being the 1st K-Pop male group to top UK Charts twice

There is no doubt when it comes to BTS’ worldwide popularity.

Another record-breaking scene has been added to BTS’ catalog of achievements. They become the first Korean act to score the No.1 position on the U.K.’s official music chart twice.

On February 28, it is reported that BTS’ latest album Map of the Soul: 7 secured the top spot in British Official Charts and proclaimed to be the fastest-selling album of the year 2020.

Prior to their recent success, BTS reaped their first-ever No. 1 place in British Official Charts along with their mini album Map of the Soul: Persona.

 

Screengrab from Official Charts

Screen grab from Official Charts

In addition, the latest album’s title track “On” entered 21st place in British Single Chart while one of their sidetracks – “Filter” ranked 100th on the same list.

Screengrab from Official Charts

Screen grab from Official Charts

According to the official music chart, BTS smashes a record of 38,000 chart sales on its opening week defeating Eminem’s album Music to be Murdered By with 36,000 chart sales.

Moreover, BTS also swept major European music charts reckoning their group’s record-breaking achievements.

SNEP (Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique), a French music chart, announced BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7 earned the top spot in the upcoming weekly charts with 23,502 records sold.

Meanwhile, BTS’ newest album debuted as the top seller in the following European music charts: Dutch Charts, Official Irish Albums Chart, Belgium Albums Chart and Offizielle Deutsche Charts.

It is indeed one of the immense victories BTS and ARMYs achieved.


Source: The Korea Times

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