BTS’s Japanese Album “Map Of The Soul: 7 -The Journey-” Debuts On Billboard 200
The group’s fourth Japanese full album “Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~” came out on July 15. It includes 13 songs in total, with Japanese versions of many of their Korean tracks and two new original Japanese songs: the title track “Stay Gold” and “Your Eyes Tell,” which was co-written by Jungkook.
Billboard has now released its charts for the week ending on July 25. “Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~” grabs No. 115 on the Billboard 200, which ranks the most popular albums in the United States across all genres.
The album is now the group’s 12th to debut on the chart, extending BTS’s record as the Korean artist with the most albums to enter the Billboard 200.
Their new track “Your Eyes Tell” is also at No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart—”Stay Gold” also topped the chart for the week of July 4, when it was released ahead of the album dropping.
Meanwhile, BTS’s Korean albums “Map of the Soul: 7” and “Love Yourself: Answer” remain on the Billboard 200 on this week’s chart. “Map of the Soul: 7” is in its 21st week on the chart and rises to No. 51, while “Love Yourself: Answer” spends its 80th week on the chart and rises to No. 146.
BTS’s new album has also been making history in Japan, with “Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~” setting a new record for the highest first week sales on Oricon ever achieved by a male foreign artist.
Congratulations to BTS!