BTS Becomes 1st Korean Artist To Top UK’s Official Albums Chart
Updated April 20 KST:
It has now been announced that on the Official Singles Chart for the United Kingdom, BTS’s title track “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey grabs No. 13.
Two more of their new tracks from “Map of the Soul: Persona” also made the Top 100, with “Make it Right” at No. 71 and “Mikrokosmos” at No. 74.
Last year, BTS became the first Korean group to enter the Top 40 of the Official Singles Chart in the United Kingdom when “IDOL” debuted at No. 21. The only other Korean artists who have charted on the Official Singles Chart Top 100 are PSY (who took No. 1 with “Gangnam Style” in 2012) and BLACKPINK.
BTS’s “Map of the Soul: Persona” has debuted at the top of the United Kingdom’s Official Albums Chart!
On April 20 KST, it was announced that BTS has taken No. 1 on the United Kingdom’s Official Albums Chart for the week ending in April 25 with their new mini album “Map of the Soul: Persona.” They achieved this with 26,500 combined sales, and 68 percent of sales from the mini album’s first week is from physical sales.
This is their fourth album to rank in the Top 20 of the Official Albums Chart in the United Kingdom.
Official Charts is often seen as the U.K. equivalent to Billboard’s charts in the United States. BTS’s rankings on Billboard’s charts for “Map of the Soul: Persona” will be announced next week.
Congratulations to BTS!