BTS has been making history this year (when have they not though) with numerous accomplishments. Not long after “Dynamite” hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and receiving a Grammy nomination, they just recently hit their fifth No.1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with their newest album BE.
This is momentous in that they are now the first group to earn two No.1 albums in 2020, and the second act overall after YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
In short, BTS has earned five No.1 albums on this chart in just over two years and six months! The only group to earn five No.1 albums faster was the Beatles, who earned it in just under two years and five months!
BTS’s first-week total for their BE album is the largest for an album by a group, with 242,000 equivalent album units. After totaling their traditional album sales, track equivalent units, and streaming equivalent album units, they raked in 48.56 million audio streams in just the first week.
BTS first topped the Billboard 200 album chart with Love Yourself: Tear, followed by Love Yourself: Answer, Map of the Soul: Persona, and Map of the Soul: 7.
What’s even more amazing is that they were able to earn this without and collabs, bundles, remixes, or radio promotions!
Congrats once again to BTS for another historic achievement!