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BTS Dominates Music Charts With A Series Of New Releases This Week

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It has been quite a good week for ARMYs everywhere, as BTS gifts them with new Japanese and Korean music.

This week has been quite productive for BTS, as they released a slew of music for their ARMYs. On June 28, the group released the soundtrack for BTS World, following a slew of collaborations with international artists. A few days after, the group released their tenth Japanese single, “Lights/Boy With Luv”.

Since releasing a slew of new music for everyone to enjoy, BTS has soared to the top of the charts. With their brand new releases, BTS once again establishes their phenomenal influence by dominating major music charts in Japan and South Korea.

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Topping South Korean Music Charts in a Heartbeat

Upon its release, the BTS World OST soared to the top of Gaon’s Album charts. Prior to the soundtrack’s release, the septet charted on Gaon’s charts through the tracks “Dream Glow“, “A Brand New Day“, “All Night“, and “Heartbeat“.

(image via Gaon)

Additionally, BTS added another record under their belt as the BTS World OST became the best-selling soundtrack in Hanteo Chart’s history. The soundtrack sold 90,347 units within a day, eventually selling 370,072 units on its first week.

Lighting up the Oricon Charts

The septet immediately broke records with their latest Japanese single, which topped the Oricon Daily Singles chart with 467,107 units sold.  “Lights/Boy With Luv” set new records for highest first day sales by a foreign act, easily surpassing BTS’ previous record with “Fake Love/Airplane Pt. 2”, which sold 327,342 on its first day.

(image via Oricon)

Additionally, “Lights/Boy With Luv” soared to the top of the iTunes charts in 43 countries, including Brazil, Mexico and Russia. The Japanese reissues of “Boy With Luv” and “IDOL” ranked eighth and eleventh on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, respectively.