Not even two weeks ago, BTS learned their first album of the year – the March-released ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ – made history as the first and only pure Pop LP released and certified Platinum this year (as Taylor Swift‘s ‘Folklore,’ Halsey‘s ‘Manic,’ and Platinum-sellers were classified as alternative genres).
Now, it appears their second set – the November 20-released ‘BE’ – is poised to follow in its predecessors footsteps.
Kicked off by the chart-topping hit, ‘Dynamite,’ and its follow-up single, ‘Life Goes On,’ the K-Pop septet endured an aggressive promo onslaught in support of the tunes’ parent project – lending performances to almost every major American award show this year.
The hard work easily granted them the week’s highest sales prediction as industry analysts projected the Korean-English album would shift over 260,000 across its first seven days of sales tracking.
Look inside to see how close they came to that predicted figure:
First Week Sales (SPS): 242,000 units
Billboard 200 Debut: #1
‘BE’ not only comes as the second chart-topper of the year for BTS, but also as their second highest first-week sales in America.
Only ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ boasts greater figures as it debuted earlier this year to a whopping sum of 422,000 its first week.
Check back later this week for That Grape Juice‘s full Billboard 200 recap: TGJ Chart Check.