[Daily Economy Star Today Reporter Park Se-yeon]

The group BTS ranked first on the chart of the most sold albums in the United States in the first half of this year with ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’.

According to the first half of 2020 report released by Nielsen Music on the 10th, BTS’s 4th regular album ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7′ totaled 552,000 copies and was sold as’Top 10 Albums-Total Sales’ )’at the top.

Nielsen Music’s first half of 2020 report analyzes music-related figures and trends such as sales of digital (physical) albums and digital downloads and audio streaming in the U.S., aggregated from January 3 to July 2, 2020.

The ‘Top 10 Album-Total Sales’ chart, which the BTS climbed to the top, is calculated by summing up the number of real album sales, such as CDs, LPs, and cassettes, and the number of digital album downloads.

In particular, BTS ranked first with 528,000 records in ‘Top 10 Physical Albums’, which only counts sales of real albums.

‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7′ in the’Top 10 Albums’ chart that adds up to the number of streaming and downloads along with album sales, climbed to the ninth place with 842,000 copies, real albums and digital downloads in the pop field, audio streaming, etc. ‘Top 5 Genre Artists’, which counts the sales volume of the company, ranked second.

The American music media billboard also paid attention to the performance of BTS based on Nielsen Music’s first half report.

Billboard said on the 10th, “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’is the most sold album in the United States in the first half of 2020 and the only album sold over 500,000 copies. “‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’is a real album. Sales account for 96% of total sales, and 4% for digital album sales.”

Billboard also said, “BTS sold 757,000 copies of all albums including CDs, LPs, cassettes, and digital albums in the United States in the first half of this year, and recorded the most album sales. “The highest number of copies is 720,000.”

BTS announced ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’on February 21, and climbed to the top of the Billboard main album chart ‘Billboard 200’ on March 7, and topped the ‘Billboard 200’ chart in a row of 4 albums. Set a big record. ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ has been on the chart for 5 months.

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