BTS’s latest “Map of the Soul: Persona” sold most in physical form in H1 in US

2019.07.05 13:29:51

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[Photo by Kim Jae-hoon]

K-pop sensation BTS sold the most physical albums in the first six months this year in the United States, achieving another milestone with “Map of the Soul: Persona” album released in March.

According to this year’s Nielsen Music mid-year report released on Friday, the septet’s latest release ranked top in the top 10 physical albums chart, with sales totaling 312,000 on Jan. 4-Jun. 20. Jonas Brothers ranked second with its “Happiness Begins” album, and Backstreet Boys third with “Dna.”

Others on the list are Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Queen, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, Khalid, Hillsong United and Hozier.

The world’s hottest boyband etched its name also in other charts – the third in the top five pop genre artists and the fourth in the top 10 albums by total sales.

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[Photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment]

The media also was impressed by the septet’s continuous record-breaking achievements. “The set (Map of the Soul: Persona)…has sold 312,000 copies in some physical form, which is a true feat, especially considering the fact that it’s a non-English release,” reported Forbes.

Before the latest achievement, BTS claimed the best-selling album record in Korea by selling 3,399,302 copies in its home country as of May 20119, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

By Park Chang-young and Lee Ha-yeon

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