As if it comes as much of a surprise, BTS has once again reached another charting milestone.
On June 23, Billboard released the latest installment of their Billboard 200 chart, this one for the week of June 27, showing two of the group’s albums on the chart: Map of the Soul: 7 (2020) and Love Yourself: Answer (2018).
Map of the Soul: 7 currently sits at #44. It’s a jump of 20 spots from where it was ranked last week (#64). The album has reached as high as the #1 spot and has been on the chart for 17 weeks.
The album is also #2 on the World Albums chart, #3 on the Tastemaker Albums chart, Top Album Sales chart, and Top Current Album Sales chart. It’s also #4 on the Independent Albums chart.
Love Yourself: Answer was released in August of 2018. It’s peaked at #1 on four different Billboard charts since it was released nearly two years ago. Presently the album is ranked #117, which is a jump of 81 spots from #198. The album has spent a total of 76 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.
It’s also ranked #3 on the World Albums chart, #15 on the Independent Albums chart and Tastemaker Albums chart, and #18 on the Top Album Sales chart.
An artist will rarely have two (or more) albums on the Billboard 200 at the same time. The most an artist has ever had on that chart at one time was Prince with a total of 16 albums on the chart. Only the best of the best, like The Beatles, David Bowie, and Whitney Houston, have had more than one record on the chart at a time. However, BTS is well on their way to joining those ranks.
However, it’s not just the group albums that have charted well. Suga‘s mixtape D-2 currently sits at #7 on the World Albums chart, keeping it in the chart’s top 10 for the fourth straight week.
As if this all wasn’t impressive enough, BTS has even more charting albums. Map of the Soul: Persona, released in April of 2019, is currently #4 on the World Albums chart, #8 on the Tastemaker Albums chart, and #19 on the Top Album Sales chart.
Even older albums are still ranking on various charts, including You Never Walk Alone (2017), Love Yourself: Her (2017), Love Yourself: Tear (2018), and BTS World: OST (2019).
BTS recently celebrated their seventh anniversary on June 13 with a “festival” and a live online concert for fans everywhere. They also just released their latest Japanese single “Stay Gold” on June 19, and its album Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey ~ is set to be released on July 15.
It’s been not only a year of successes for BTS but also seven years full of them. Congratulations on your fantastic charting achievements, and we wish you many more in the future!