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BTS’ “Map Of The Soul: Persona” Becomes Best-Selling Album In South Korea

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Today, BTS has truly outsold everyone as Map of the Soul: Persona becomes South Korea’s best-selling album of all time.

BTS’ influence knows no bounds, and the boys are proving it through another historical achievement.

On May 9, the Gaon Chart announced that Map of the Soul: Persona is officially South Korea’s best-selling album of all time, having sold 3,229,032 units in less than a month.

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Map of the Soul: Persona has been breaking records upon its release. The album tallied 3,021,822 pre-orders, and over 1.38 million units sold on its first week. This is the fifth BTS album to be included in South Korea’s list of best-selling albums of all time, alongside the Love Yourself series in 2017-2018, and the Wings album in 2016.

Prior to this achievement, the boys made history by topping the Billboard album charts three times in less than a year. The septet dominated the Billboard 200 Album Charts with Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer in 2018, and Map of the Soul: Persona in 2019. Notably, the last group to ever achieve this feat was English rock band The Beatles.

The septet is currently embarking on their BTS World Tour ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’  tour of the United States. They are set to grace Chicago’s Soldier Field on May 11. From there, they will be meeting fans at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium on May 18, before heading to Europe in June.

(image via BigHit Entertainment)