BTS released “YOU NEVER WALK ALONE” Album on 13t February 2017. Three new songs were added to the track listing, with “Spring Day” and “Not Today” promoted as the lead singles. The album is the epilogue that brings closure to the “WINGS” album. The album was the third best-selling album of 2017 in South Korea. As 2020, the album had sold more than one million copies alone and with the original edition more than two million copies. The album also contains messages of hope and consolation meant to heal the youth of the generation.
You Never Walk Alone received a record-breaking pre-order of over 700,000 physical copies, the highest pre-order record for the first half of 2017. The “Spring Day” music video broke the record set by “Blood Sweat & Tears” for the fastest K-pop music video to reach 10 million views, which was then broken by the music video for “Not Today”. BTS also set a record for shortest time between consecutive concerts at the large Gocheok Sky Dome venue for 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour in Seoul. Tickets for both domestic and international concerts on the tour sold out within minutes.
The album is now certified Silver in the United Kingdom
Within an hour of its midnight release, lead single “Spring Day” reached the top spot on eight online music streaming sites, including Melon, Mnet, Genie and Naver Music. The high demand caused an error on Melon where it temporarily became inaccessible. It earned BTS four first-place trophies on local music program awards.
“Spring Day” debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard World Digital Songs, selling 14,000 digital downloads. Together with “Not Today”, “Outro: Wings” and “A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone”, the four new tracks held the top four slots on the World Digital Songs chart making BTS the first K-pop act to do so. “Not Today” surpassed “Spring Day” in the following week, rising up the chart to No. 1 and recording BTS’ fourth entry as chart-toppers on the ranking.
The album “You Never Walk Alone” debuted at No. 61 on the Billboard 200, extending BTS’ record as the K-pop act with the most entries on the chart. This eventually led to their 6th entry on the chart, unique for a Korean artist at the time. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard World Albums, giving BTS their third chart-topper album on that ranking.
Upon its release in China, the album sold 144,400 in the first week on QQ Music, and charted at No. 1 on the best-selling albums of the week. In South Korea, the album charted at No. 1 on Gaon Weekly Chart with 373,750 albums sold in one week, earning the band their 7th weekly chart-topper and breaking the record set by Wings. It also topped February Gaon Monthly Chart, the highest physical sales for the first half of 2017.