BTS tops the Oricon weekly album chart with the best Japanese album

The group BTS set a new Oricon record with its best album “BTS, THE BEST” released in Japan.

According to Oricon, Japan on the 22nd, “BTS, The Best” topped the Oricon weekly album ranking chart (June 28th/June 14-20th) in the first week of its release with 782,000 copies sold. In particular, 782,000 copies were the highest sales in the first week of the year based on the weekly album rankings.

BTS’s full-length Japanese album “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7~THE JOURNEY”, released in July last year, sold 564,000 copies in its first week, marking the highest sales of all overseas male artists’ albums in history. As a result, BTS broke the highest sales record in the first week of Oricon’s all-time overseas male artist album with “BTS, The Best” in about a year.

Also, according to Oricon, the first weekly sales of “BTS, the Best” are the second-largest record in history after Mariah Carey based on “first weekly sales of foreign artists.”

Meanwhile, “BTS, the Best” is a four-year album released by BTS in Japan from 2017, featuring 23 songs including the original Japanese song “Film Out” and “Dynamite,” which recorded the shortest cumulative 300 million views in Oricon’s “Weekly Streaming Ranking” on May 3.

[Reporter Lee Da-gyeom, Star Today]

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