Final Numbers Are In: BTS’ ‘BE’ Blasts to #1 On Billboard 200 With Sales Of…

Published: Sunday 29th Nov 2020 by Rashad

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

First Week Sales (Pure): 177,000 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.

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 29, 2020

    Asian babe 💋💋💋 BTS love u long time

  2. K’’man November 29, 2020

    I went to target today and the box set for the CD was almost 50 dollars… y’all crazy to be spend that kind of money on a fad! I can’t wait until this fad is over!

  3. eric November 29, 2020

    “Dynamite” is the one good song on the album. Everything else is forgettable.

  4. adele4life November 30, 2020

    A $50 ALBUM…..

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