BTS’ Suga Becomes 1st K-Pop Soloist To Spend 3 Weeks In Top 15 Of Billboard 200
Last week, Suga topped seven Billboard charts as “D-DAY” debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 Albums chart, tying his bandmate Jimin‘s record for the highest-ranking Korean solo album on the Billboard 200. The album’s debut also made Suga the first K-pop soloist in Billboard 200 history with two top 20 albums, as his 2020 mixtape “D-2” previously peaked at No. 11 on the chart.
For the week ending on May 13, “D-DAY” successfully remained on the Billboard 200 at No. 13, marking its second consecutive week on the chart.
Not only is “D-DAY” now the first K-pop solo album to spend two consecutive weeks in the top 15 of the Billboard 200, but Suga is also the first K-pop solo artist to spend a total of three weeks in the top 15 (across all his albums). (RM‘s “Indigo” also previously spent two weeks in the top 15, but they were non-consecutive.)
Outside of the Billboard 200, “D-DAY” swept the No. 2 spot in its second week on the Top Album Sales chart, Top Current Album Sales chart, and World Albums chart, in addition to taking No. 4 on the Top Rap Albums chart. (The album topped all four charts at No. 1 last week.) “D-DAY” also entered the Tastemaker Albums chart at No. 17 this week.
Meanwhile, Suga’s title track “Haegeum” stayed strong at No. 3 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, No. 4 on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart, No. 41 on the main Digital Song Sales chart, No. 69 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, and No. 109 on the Global 200.
Finally, Suga ranked No. 13 on Billboard’s Artist 100 under the name Agust D, marking his third week on the chart as Agust D and his fourth overall (across all stage names).
Congratulations to Suga!