Bangtan Boys have set a new record for a K-Pop act, which hit the U.S. album chart Billboard 200 with their second full-length album “Wings.”
The new record debuted at No.26 on the chart. According to Nielsen Music, the boys’ album earned 16 000 units in the week ending (October 13), 11 000 of which were traditional album sales. These figures define the best score for K-Pop album in Billboard 200. Earlier, 2NE1’s “Crush” scored the highest chart rank for a Korean group (No.61 in 2014). EXO also showed the best sales with 6000 units in the first week in 2015.
To date, BTS has already had three entries in the chart. Previously, the boys’ EP “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2” hit at No. 171 in December 2015, and their compilation album “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever” landed at No. 107 in May.
“Wings” also rules over other Billboard charts. The album topped World Albums chart. Bangtan Boys’ new tracks have also spread over World Digital Songs chart this week with "Blood Sweat & Tears" at No.1 on the chart. They even have reached Canadian Albums chart, landed at No.19. Their previous album “Young Forever” peaked at No.99.