BTS Scores No. 1 On 2020 Lists Of Top Selling Physical Albums And Digital Songs In United States; NCT 127 Is No. 6 For Physical Albums

BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” was the highest-selling physical album in the United States last year!

MRC Data (formerly Nielsen Music) has released its U.S. year-end report for 2020, based on the tracking period of January 3 to December 31. Billboard reports that BTS is the second-largest selling act by total album sales in the United States in 2020, with 1.54 million copies sold across their catalog. Taylor Swift comes in first with 1.94 million sold.

BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” is the album with the second most sales in the United States in 2020, earning 674,009 sales. This chart is based on physical sales and digital album downloads and not overall equivalent album units (which in addition to album sales, also includes album equivalent songs from downloads and song streaming volume). On the Top 10 Albums ranking based on overall equivalent album units, Lil Baby’s “My Turn” takes No. 1 with 2.632 million units, and no Korean artists rank in the Top 10.

The Top 10 albums based on total sales are:

1. Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” — 1.276 million
2. BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” — 674,009
3. The Weeknd’s “After Hours” — 480,000
4. Harry Styles’s “Fine Line” — 420,000
5. Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — 348,000
6. Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica” — 331,000
7. Juice WRLD’s “Legends Never Die” — 301,000
8. Halsey’s “Manic” — 301,000
9. Eminem’s “Music to Be Murdered By” — 287,000
10. Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” — 283,000

On the Top 10 for physical albums, BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” reigns in the No. 1 spot, while their album “BE” is No.5. NCT 127’s “Neo Zone” takes the No. 6 spot.

The full Top 10 for physical albums is as follows:

1. BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” — 646,000
2. Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” — 482,000
3. Harry Styles’s “Fine Line” — 365,000
4. Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — 281,000
5. BTS’s “BE” — 252,000
6. NCT 127’s “Neo Zone” — 249,000
7. Kenny Chesney’s “Here and Now” — 244,000
8. Queen’s “Greatest Hits” — 233,000
9. Carrie Underwood’s “My Gift” — 221,000
10. The Beatles’s “Abbey Road” — 202,000

BTS’s “Dynamite” sold 1.26 million downloads during the tracking period, making the track the No. 1 best-selling digital song of the year in the United States! It’s the only song to sell over a million downloads.

The Top 10 selling digital songs of 2020 in the United States are:

1. BTS’s “Dynamite” — 1.26 million
2. The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” — 580,000
3. Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” — 351,000
4. Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” — 339,000
5. Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” — 336,000
6. Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” — 300,000
7. Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” — 299,000
8. Blake Shelton duet with Gwen Stefani “Nobody But You” — 288,000
9. Post Malone’s “Circles” — 281,000
10. Maroon 5’s “Memories” — 264,000

Congratulations to BTS and NCT 127!

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