BTS’ latest “BE” Album Now Legible For Platinum Certification in The U.S. BTS’ “BE” album was released on 20th November 2020. As of June 2021, the album has remained on the chart for 28 consecutive weeks.
“BE” album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 242,000 album-equivalent units, including 177,000 sales, becoming BTS’s fifth number-one album in the United States. As a result, BTS became the fastest group to earn five number-one albums since the Beatles between 1966 and 1968. BTS also became the first group to have two chart-topping albums in the country in 2020.
Seven tracks from “BE” album charted simultaneously on the Hot 100 chart, with “Life Goes On” and “Dynamite” in the top-10, “Blue & Grey” in the top-20, and “Stay” in the top-40. This stood as the most simultaneous entries on the Hot 100 chart by a Korean act.
“BE” received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) in January 2021.
At the end of 2020, according to MRC Data, Be was the fifth best-selling physical album of the year in the US, with 252,000 hard copies sold. It was one of two BTS albums to make it on the top-ten ranking, the other being Map of the Soul: 7 in first place—BTS was the only artist with multiple albums on the list.