BTS’ “BE” Album Remains at #1 On Billboard World Albums Chart for its 18th Week

BTS’ “BE” Album Retained its position at #1 On Billboard World Albums Chart having spent 18 Weeks on the chart.

BTS’ “BE” was BTS’ fifth album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, making BTS the fastest group to earn five chart-topping albums in the United States since the Beatles. BTS also became the only act besides Taylor Swift to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts simultaneously.

The album also topped charts in Canada, Denmark, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, the Republic of Ireland, South Korea, and the Walloon region of Belgium; it peaked within the top ten of the charts in 14 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

“BE” debuted at number one on South Korea’s Gaon Album Chart with over 2.2 million copies sold in its first week. This marked the second-highest opening week sales figures in the chart’s history. The album became BTS’ eighth consecutive million seller in the country. The album received double million certification from the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) on January 6, 2021. In Japan, Be entered the monthly Oricon Albums Chart for November at number three, with 191,208 copies sold. It received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) in January 2021.

At the end of 2020, according to MRC Data, “BE” was the fifth best-selling physical album of the year in the US, with 252,000 hard copies sold. It was one of two BTS albums to make it on the top-ten ranking, the other being Map of the Soul: 7 in first place, BTS was the only artist with multiple albums on the list. BTS had the most entries of any artist on the 100-spot ranking, with 13 of their albums entering the final chart.

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