On March 12, Gaon Chart officially announced that BTS’s latest album “Map of the Soul: 7” had sold 4,114,843 copies during the month of February. As “Map of the Soul: 7” was released towards the end of the month on February 21, that figure only includes sales from the first nine days of the album’s release.
However, in what amounted to barely over a week, BTS still managed to make history: not only did the album’s February sales mark the highest sales ever recorded in the history of the Gaon monthly album chart, but they also broke Gaon Chart’s record for the highest sales achieved by an album over the course of a single year.
BTS’s 2019 mini album “Map of the Persona” previously held the records for both the highest one-month album sales (3,229,032) and the highest one-year album sales (3,718,230) in Gaon Chart history.
Additionally, BTS has now shattered their own Guinness World Record for best-selling album in South Korea—which was awarded to “Map of the Soul: Persona” last June after it had sold a total of 3,399,302 copies.
Congratulations to BTS on their incredible achievements!