BTS Makes History With Three No. 1 Albums On The Billboard Charts Within A Year
This week, BTS makes history through their chart-topping album, Map of the Soul: Persona.
BTS has now etched their names in musical history. As of April 22, the group has officially topped the Billboard charts three times in less than a year, sealing this phenomenal feat with their latest album Map of the Soul: Persona.
According to data from Nielsen Music, BTS sold a whopping 230,000 equivalent album units. These units are comprised of 196,000 traditional album sales, 26,000 in streaming equivalent albums, and 8,000 track equivalent albums. The music tracking system noted that the numbers reflected BTS’ “career-best week” so far.
RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook first dominated the Billboard 200 Album chart with Love Yourself: Tear in 2018. Within a week of its release, it sold 135,000 equivalent album units: comprised of 100,000 traditional album sales, 26,000 in streaming equivalent albums, and 9,000 track equivalent albums.
Its subsequent repackage, Love Yourself: Answer, topped the chart within the same year. The album took the top spot after garnering 185,000 equivalent album units within its first week. comprised of 141,000 traditional album sales, 25,000 in streaming equivalent albums, and 19,000 track equivalent albums.
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Prior to BTS, the last group to ever achieve this feat was The Beatles. In a span of nine months, the English rock band dominated the Billboard charts with Anthology 1 in 1995. They then topped the charts with Anthology 2 and Anthology 3 in 1996.