BTS established a new record once again after receiving their 3rd #1 on the Billboard 200 with the album “Map Of The Soul: PERSONA”.
On April 21st (local time), Billboard announced that “Map Of The Soul: PERSONA” – BTS’s new album – debuts at the #1 rank on Billboard 200 chart after the week which ended on April 19th. Their album sales in the U.S was 230.000 which ranked this as the 4th highest debut sales for an album in 2019.
This is the 3rd consecutive time for BTS to have an album which tops the Billboard 200 chart after the success of “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Love Yourself: Answer” (2018), making them the first Korean artists to ever achieved this. Not just that, this 7-member group is now one among the legendary names who have the record of having 3 albums on the #1 of Billboard in less than 12 months which are Future, The Beatles, The Monkees and The Glee Cast. 3 albums of BTS has reached such an achievement in less than 11 months.
BTS is also the group since the Beatles (1995 and 1996) to top the Billboard 200 3 times in less than 1 year. After The Monkees (1967), the 7 boys are the 2nd fastest group to have 3 albums on the #1 spot.