On January 17 at 6 p.m. KST, BTS dropped their new song “Black Swan,” a pre-release track from their highly-anticipated upcoming album “Map of the Soul: 7.” Just a few hours later, the song rose to the top of both domestic realtime music charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries around the world.
As of 9 a.m. KST on January 18, “Black Swan” had hit No. 1 on iTunes Top Songs charts in at least 93 different regions—their highest number to date—including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, and more.
BTS also broke their own record for stock pre-orders with “Map of the Soul: 7” earlier this week.
Ahead of the album’s release on February 21, BTS will be performing “Black Swan” for the first time on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on January 28.
Congratulations to BTS on their impressive achievement!