BTS’s new album is having a record-breaking second week on charts around the world!
Last week, BTS’s fourth full album “Map of the Soul: 7” became the first album by an Asian group to take top spots on all the charts of the world’s five largest music markets: the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. It’s also topped charts in many other regions around the world.
On March 6 local time, the album’s ranking for its second week on the United Kingdom Official Albums Chart was revealed. “Map of the Soul: 7” takes No. 3 on the chart for the week ending on March 12.
This makes it the first album by a Korean artist to spend two weeks in the Top 3 of the Official Albums Chart in the United Kingdom. BTS’s previously highest ranking album on the chart was “Map of the Soul: Persona,” which took No. 1 in its first week and then No. 7 in its second.
Meanwhile, their title track “ON” grabs the No. 45 spot on the Official Singles Chart for the region.
“Map of the Soul: 7” also takes the No. 3 spot in its second week on Germany’s Offizielle Deutsche Charts, becoming the first Korean album to do so.
The group’s previously highest ranking album “Map of the Soul: Persona” debuted on the chart at No. 3 and ranked No. 4 in its second week.
In France, “Map of the Soul: 7” takes No. 5 on the Syndicat National de l’Édition Phonographique Top Albums chart in its second week.
The album is also now No. 6 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
The Belgian Albums Chart is divided into two main regions (Flanders and Wallonia). In its second week on the charts, “Map of the Soul: 7” remains at No. 1 in Flanders and takes No. 6 in Wallonia (after a No. 2 debut last week).
In the Netherlands, “Map of the Soul: 7” takes No. 3 this week after debuting at the top last week.
Congratulations to BTS!