BTS Claims No. 1 Spot on Both Billboard 200 and U.K. Charts With New Album

BTS Claims No. 1 Spot on Both Billboard 200 and U.K. Charts With New Album

‘Map of the Soul: 7’ has given the K-pop boy band the biggest week of sales for a group in four years since One Direction’s ‘Made in the A.M.’ debuted with 459,000 copies.

AceShowbiz – K-pop superstars BTS (Bangtan Boys) have scored a trans-Atlantic double after topping both the U.S. and U.K. albums charts.

“Map of the Soul: 7” earned the boy band the number one spot on the British countdown on Friday (February 28), and on Sunday, the group repeated the feat by hitting pole position on the Billboard 200.

The project sold 422,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release – the biggest sales week for any artist in 2020 so far, earning BTS their fourth U.S. chart-topper in less than two years.

The big opening also marks the biggest week of sales for a group in four years, since One Direction‘s “Made in the A.M.” debuted at two with 459,000 copies.

BTS forces rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again to settle for second place, entering the chart with “Still Flexin, Still Steppin”, while another new entry is Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Ordinary Man”, which hits number three.

Justin Bieber‘s “Changes” and Roddy Ricch‘s “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” round out the new top five in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Top Ten Billboard 200 (Week of March 07, 2020):

  1. “Map of the Soul: 7” – BTS (Bangtan Boys) (422,000 units)
  2. “Still Flexin, Still Steppin” – YoungBoy Never Broke Again (91,000 units)
  3. “Ordinary Man” – Ozzy Osbourne (77,000 units)
  4. “Changes” – Justin Bieber (66,000 units)
  5. “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” – Roddy Ricch (65,000 units)
  6. “Artist 2.0” – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (57,000 units)
  7. “Hollywood’s Bleeding” – Post Malone (50,000 units)
  8. “Meet the Woo, V.2” – Pop Smoke (49,000 units)
  9. “A Love Letter to You 4” – Trippie Redd (43,000 units)
  10. “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” – Billie Eilish (38,000 units)

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