BTS Becomes The First Artist To Surpass 20 Million Physical Album Sales In Gaon + First Quadruple Million Certification

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BTS makes history yet again with their series of achievements.

BTS has achieved a total sales of 23.2 million physical albums! It is the first time for any Korean artist to achieve this number, making them the best selling artists in South Korea’s history. The figures are based on the Gaon chart calculated from June 2013 to this year March.


According to the March 2020 album chart released by Gaon chart on April 9, BTS has amassed a cumulative sales of 20,329,305 albums. These numbers have been achieved through 14 albums starting from their debut album 2 Cool 4 Skool to the most recent Map Of The Soul: 7.

Among them, Wings sold 1.13 million copies, You Never Walk Alone sold 1.02 million, Love Yourself: Her 2.22 million, Love Yourself: Tear 2.21 million, Love Yourself: Answer 2.59 million, Map Of The Soul: Persona 3.77 million, and Map Of The Soul: 7 sold 4.17 million copies. Thus, the group has also been selling millions of copies for seven consecutive albums.


BTS had already exceeded the 20 million album sales in Gaon album chart earlier on February. After breaking through 10 million copies in the album chart in November 2018, the group went on to sell more than 10 million copies in the course of one year and three months, hence proving their star power.

The group had also become the first artist to be awarded with quadruple million certification by Gaon. After having sold more than 4 million copies of their recent album Map Of The Soul: 7, the group was officially awarded with the certification, making them the first and only artist to do so. BTS are also the only artists who had received 2 million and 3 million certifications.


Meanwhile, BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7 debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and is still charting. As reported on March 7, the album was ranked 25th on the latest chart, maintaining their spot within the top 25 for six consecutive weeks.

Source: News 1, Gaon Chart

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