BTS Achieves Number 1 On The Billboard 200 Albums Chart

BTS have achieved what no other Asian artist has done before, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’.

 

In a tight competition against Post Malone‘s beerbongs & bentleys, which had been #1 for 3 weeks straight, BTS managed to take over 1st place thanks to their extremely high physical album sales.

 

Not only has BTS become the first K-Pop group to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, but they are also the first Asian artist in general to reach #1, AND the first foreign language artist since Il Divo achieved the feat in 2006.

 

The Billboard 200 ranks albums based on a combination of physical album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

10 digital track sales is equal to 1 album, and 1500 song streams is equal to 1 album. Data from online services such as Spotify, Beats Music, and Google Play all contribute to these numbers.

 

Congratulations to BTS for having the #1 album in the ENTIRE United States for the week!

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