BTS’ “Map Of The Soul: 7” Album returned to #1 On This week’s Billboard World Albums Chart beating their album “BE” from the chart.
BTS are officially the only artists in the world who can break years old records, set new records, beak their own records, hit global charts, stay atop the global charts for months and replace themselves on the various charts. With each new single or album, BTS always set new records and beat themselves by replacing themselves on the charts.
With “Map of the Soul: 7,” BTS became the first Asian group to top the album charts in the top five music markets in the world—the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and France.
At the end of 2020, Billboard revealed that “Map of the Soul: 7” ranked at number two on the list of the ten top-selling albums of the year in the US, according to MRC Data, with 674,009 copies sold, only behind Taylor Swift’s Folklore, which sold over 1 million copies.
“Map of the Soul: 7” was also the number one physical album of the year in America, with 646,000 hard copies sold. In South Korea, it topped Gaon’s annual album chart with a cumulative 4,376,975 copies sold, marking the fifth consecutive year that BTS had the best-selling album in their home country.
As of April 2021, “Map of the Soul: 7” has remained on the US Billboard 200 chart for 57 consecutive weeks, making it the first BTS album to spend its entire first year on the chart, and the second longest charting Asian album after Love Yourself: Answer.
In March 2021, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ( IFPI ) named BTS’ “Map of the Soul: 7” the best-selling album of 2020 globally, both in pure sales and across all consumption formats, spanning physical sales, digital downloads, and streaming platforms. The album received the IFPI’s first ever Global Album All Format Chart Award. BTS was also the only act with multiple albums in both charts.