The group’s latest album came out on May 18, and features the title track “Fake Love.”
“Love Yourself: Tear” reached 1 million copies sold according to Hanteo’s sales tally on the afternoon of May 24. This is the highest number of albums recorded on Hanteo in the first week since release, ever since the chart’s creation in 1993. It breaks the record set by BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” of 759,263 copies sold in its first week.
It also means that BTS now has the title of “Double Million Seller,” after “Love Yourself: Her” also reached 1 million copies sold last year.
A source from Hanteo told news outlet No Cut News, “Hanteo’s album ranking is the only system in the world that reflects the number of copies really sold in realtime.” They added, “BTS’s record of reaching 1 million copies sold in the first week since release is very meaningful in Korea’s popular music history.”
Congratulations to BTS!