The fifth normal record in two and a half years … 5 of the 11 non-English albums are BTS
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Oh Bo-Ram and Kim Hyo-jeong = Group BTS has again made new history by hitting the fifth top on the Billboard album chart, ‘Billboard 200’.
Billboard announced via a message on the 29th (local time) that BTS’s new mini-album ‘BE’ debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 this week.
According to Nielsen Music data quoted by Billboard, ‘BE,’ released on the 20th, recorded 242,000 album sales in the first week of release.
Of these, traditional album sales were 177,000 copies, accounting for the bulk of the score. The number of digital music downloads converted to album sales (TEA) was 35,000 copies and the number of streaming times converted to album sales (SEA) was 30,000 copies.
Billboard ranks album consumption by adding traditional album sales, respectively streaming and digital music downloads to album sales.
If you download 10 songs or stream 1500 songs, you are considered to have bought a traditional album.
Billboard paid attention to the fact that although ‘BE’ actual album was released in only one version, it achieved high sales.
Billboard noted that unlike other albums that brought in high album sales, the compositional method diversified and showed exclusive and limited editions, ‘BE’ was only available as a digital album and one version of the CD called ‘Deluxe Edition’.
The Deluxe Edition CD contained various components such as photo book, photo card, photo frame, postcard and poster, and the price was relatively high.
In the case of BTS ‘previous work’ Map of the Sol: 7 ‘, it was released as a digital album and four physical CDs, selling 347,000 copies in the first week.
From June 2018 to February this year, BTS will be a billboard with ‘Love Your Self All Tier’, ‘Love Your Self Resolution Answer’, ‘Map of the Sol: Persona’ and ‘Map of the Sol: 7’. 200 steps to the top.
Additionally, ‘BE’ took the number one spot and BTS topped the Billboard 200 in a row with five albums for two years and six months. As a group, this is the shortest period since the Beatles.
The Beatles produced five Billboard 200 No. 1 albums in two years and five months, from “Yesterday and Today” (chart of July 30, 1966) to “The Beatles” (chart of December 28, 1968). .
Of all singers this is the shortest period since the American rapper Future (1 year and 7 months).
In addition, BTS has won two albums this year alone on the Billboard 200. In addition, Youngboy Never Broke Again is the only singer to have released two or more of the No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 this year.
Billboard also explained that “‘BE’ was ranked 11th overall among non-UK albums, and that 5 of the 11 albums were BTS albums.”
‘BE’ album came second in the UK official chart, which is considered one of the world’s two biggest charts along with Billboard.
‘BE’ is an album in which BTS sincerely resolved the complex emotions that lived in the era of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and participated deeply in the entire production process.
The title track ‘Life Go’s On’ is a song with a comfortable and emotional atmosphere and recently released a video clip version of a bed, a forest background and black and white photos.
‘Life Go’s On’ draws attention to which record it will drop on the Billboard main single chart ‘Hot 100’, which will be released on the 30th when it arrives in US local time.
BTS took first place in the Hot 100 with the English song ‘Dynamite’, which was previously released as a single.
If ‘Life Go’s On’ also comes first, it makes more sense because it’s the first Korean song to top in Hot 100, a major popular indicator in the US music market.
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2020/11/30 5:14 PM shipped