BTS Breaks Gaon Chart Record For 1st-Week Sales With “Map Of The Soul: 7”
BTS has achieved the highest first-week sales in Gaon Chart history with their latest album!
On February 27, the Korea Music Content Association (the organization behind Gaon Chart) announced that BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” had topped Gaon’s album chart for the week of February 16 to 22—despite only having been released on February 21 at 6 p.m. KST, at the very end of the week.
The KMCA officially stated, “BTS’s ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ has charted at No. 1 [on the Gaon weekly album chart] with the highest first-week sales in Gaon Chart history.”
Although the KMCA did not provide an exact figure for the album’s total sales for the week according to Gaon Chart calculations, “Map of the Soul: 7” racked up 2,667,293 points on Gaon’s weekly retail album chart alone. (Not to be confused with the overall weekly album chart, the retail album chart is a separate chart that only includes domestic offline retail sales of albums.)
Gaon Chart will release further information on BTS’s album sales at the end of the month, when it releases its monthly chart data for February.
Congratulations to BTS on their impressive achievement!
Check out the top five for each of this week’s Gaon charts below:
New releases dominated this week’s physical album chart: BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” debuted at No. 1, followed by IZ*ONE’s first full-length album “BLOOM*IZ” at No. 2. (The Kit version of “BLOOM*IZ” also charted separately at No. 5.) DreamCatcher’s “Dystopia : The Tree of Language” debuted at No. 3, while LOONA’s “#” shot up the chart to claim No. 4 for the week.
Overall Digital Chart
Block B’s “Any Song” took No. 2 on the overall digital chart, followed by IZ*ONE’s new title track “FIESTA” at No. 3, Changmo’s “METEOR” at No. 4, and Crush’s “Let Us Go” (also from the OST of “Crash Landing on You”) at No. 5.
IZ*ONE’s “FIESTA” debuted at No. 1 on this week’s digital download chart. BTS took three spots in the top five with songs from their new album: their title track “ON” debuted at No. 2, while “Zero O’Clock” and “Filter” entered the chart at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively. Finally, IU’s “I Give You My Heart” took No. 3 for the week.
BTS continued their reign at No. 1 on Gaon’s Social Chart 2.0 this week, while BLACKPINK similarly held onto their spot at No. 2. GFRIEND rose to No. 3 on this week’s chart, followed by IZ*ONE at No. 4 and EVERGLOW at No. 5.