BTS has done it again! The group’s latest mini-album “Map Of The Soul: Persona” is yet another record-breaking release that left its mark on the Billboard charts following its release on April 12.
After snatching a first No.1 album with “Love Yourself: Tear” and a second No.1 that followed a few months later with “Love Yourself: Answer”, BTS has secured themselves a third No. 1 album with “Map Of The Soul: Persona” popping on the Billboard 200 chart in just under 11 months. This is an epic triumph for the Korean boy group, since earning a No. 1 album is a rare achievement even for US artists. This makes BTS the first group to garner three consecutive No. 1s since the Beatles in less than a year.
Furthermore, their title track “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey made the highest debut ever for a Korean group song on Billboard’s hot 100, ranking at a solid No. 8 on the chart. But their single is not the only song that ranked this time; in fact, the track “Make It Right” which was co-written by Ed Sheeran also entered the chart at No. 95, making BTS the first Korean act to secure more than one charting hit at the same time.
As if all of these incredible breakthroughs weren’t enough, the rest of the album’s tracks are gradually making way to the hot 100 as they secured spots on the Bubbling under hot 100 list as follows: “Home” at No. 1, “Mikrokosmos” at No. 2, Dionysus at “No. 11”, and “Jamais Vu” at No. 14.
BTS’s first entry on the hot 100 chart took place with “DNA” at No. 67, followed by the “Mic Drop” remix by Steve Aoki at No. 28, and later with “Fake Love” and “Idol” at No. 10 and No. 11 respectively.
After snatching the “Top Social Artist” title for two years in a row, the K-pop sensation is nominated yet again this year for the same award on top of a new nomination for the “Best duo/group” category, which makes BTS the first Korean artist to reach this milestone. This comes as no surprise with their popularity reaching a new peak ever since they launched their activities in the US upon their very first nomination and win of the “Top Social Artist” award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.