It was a momentum week for Bts: snap for a historical Grammy Awards nomination Earlier this week, the group just hit their fifth number 1 on the Billboard 200!
On November 29, local time, Billboard officially announced that BTS’s new album “BE” Debuted at number 1 on its famous Top 200 Albums Chart, its weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the United States.
BTS is now the first group to land two different albums at # 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2020 – and only the second artist overall (after American rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again).
With “BE” being the fifth album, number 1 on the charts, the group is now the first – and so far only – Korean artist to top the Billboard 200 with five different albums. It was impressive that it took BTS a little over two years and six months to accomplish the feat: The BTS series No. 1 began with “Love yourself: tear” In June 2018, followed by “Love yourself: answer“, “Map of the soul: Persona” And last “Soul card: 7“.
The last group to top the Billboard 200 so quickly with five consecutive albums was The Beatles, who ranked # 1 five times between July 30, 1966 and December 28, 1968. The Beatles were also the last group to put up their first five No. 1s that it takes so quickly, and takes just under a year and five months to complete the feat (from February 15, 1964 to July 10, 1965).
According to Billboard, “BE” earned an impressive 242,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 26th. The album’s total score consisted of 177,000 traditional album sales, 35,000 TEA (Track Equivalent Album) units and 30,000 SEA (Streaming Equivalent Album). Units – that’s 48.56 million on-demand audio streams in the first week of the album.
Congratulations to BTS on another historic success!
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