Map of the Soul: Persona in April 2019, BTS kept fans on their toes waiting for months longer than usual for their next album. Fans initially believed Persona's followup would arrive in the fall of 2019, so when it didn't, fans became even more curious over its release date. But then, the members teased the project they were working on was going to be their best and most honest one yet, so fans were willing to wait. When BTS' Map of the Soul: 7 finally arrived on Feb. 21, it didn't disappoint. It not only includes a fierce lead single in "ON," but amazing sub-unit tracks, solo songs, and a surprising feature. BTS really outdid themselves with this album, and their hard work totally payed off, as seen with these 20 records BTS set with . Map Of The Soul: 7
MOTS: 7, BTS reflect on their seven years together as a seven-member group, hence the album title. Since debuting in 2013, BTS has captured millions of hearts around the world with their honest lyrics and charming personalities. Each comeback, the ARMY works together to help BTS break records, so it was no surprise the group made history yet again with the release of MOTS: 7.
Here are 20 records BTS set with their new project.
Most Pre-Ordered South Korean Album of All Time
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Biggest Pure Sales Week for an Album In 2020
First K-Pop Group with a Top 5 Single on the Billboard Hot 100
Highest-Charting Song on the Billboard Hot 100 for a Korean Group
Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Hits for a Korean Act
Most Simultaneous Entries on The Billboard Hot 100 for a Korean Artist
First Korean Artist to Have 10 Billboard Hot 100 Charting Singles
Fastest Korean Artist To 4 Billboard 200 No. 1 Albums
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First Asian Artist to Top the World's 5 Largest Music Markets
After its release,
MOTS:7 went No. 1 in the world's five largest music markets — U.S., Japan, Germany, France, and the U.K — making BTS the first Asian group to reach that achievement. 11
Highest First Sales Week in Hanteo History
Following the album's release, the Korean Hanteo Chart announced BTS sold 3,378,633 copies of
MOTS:7 in a week, making it the highest first-week sales in Hanteo chart history.
In fact, with over 2 million albums sold in less than two hours, BTS easily broke their previous record of 2,130,480 first-week sales of
First Korean Artist to Occupy 21 of the 25 Spots on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart
BTS completely took over the World Digital Song Sales Chart following their album release.
The group occupied 21 of the 25 top spots, with their lead single, "ON," leading the pack at No. 1. Making it even more impressive is that they occupied every spot from No. 1 to No. 18 straight. 13
First Artist With 100 Charting Songs on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart
BTS is the definition of global success, as they are the first act ever to have 100 entries on the World Digital Song Sales chart.
Biggest Spotify Debut for a Group in 2020
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The ARMY streamed BTS' latest release so much that it earned 33.8 million streams in its first (partial) day on Spotify — the biggest debut for a group on the platform in 2020 so far.
Biggest YouTube Premiere
Fastest Music Video To Hit 10 Million Views
First Group to Debut in the Top 2 Spots on the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart
They achieved this feat thanks to "ON" debuting at No. 1 on the chart and Jungkook's "My Time" sitting pretty in the No. 2 spot.
Youngest Korean Artist to Debut in the Billboard Hot 100
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Biggest Debut for a Korean Solo Track in Spotify History
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Most Weeks on the Billboard Artist 100 for a Group/Duo
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BTS' new album helped the group top the Artist 100 chart for the first time since May 25, 2019. The achievement marks BTS' sixth week at No. 1, and
the most weeks atop the chart for a group/duo.
Friendly reminder: All these achievements were achieved with the release of a
single BTS album. The group has broken so many other records over the years, and fans have a strong feeling BTS will break plenty more by the end of 2020.