Looks like the stats are in boys, and the timing couldn’t have been any more perfect. With news of stadium concerts being sold out left and right and now more recently an SNL appearance being confirmed(the new title track to debut April 13th), I bet y’all seriously thought you couldn’t be ANY MORE hype for BTS‘s comeback huh? Wait until you get a load of this.
According to the IFPI(International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) these are your top 10 best selling albums GLOBALLY for 2018. Yup BTS made it on. 👍
The IFPI Global Albums Chart(Top 10)
#10 Cast of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (OST)(0.9K copies sold)
#9 Eminem – Kamikaze(1.0mil copies sold)
#8 P!nk – Beautiful Trauma(1.2mil copies sold)
#7 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody(1.2mil copies sold)
#6 Ed Sheeran – ÷(1.3mil copies sold)
#5 Johnny Hallyday – Mon Pays C’est L’amour(1.7mil copies sold)
#4 Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born (OST)(1.9mil copies sold)
#3 BTS – LOVE YOURSELF轉 ‘Tear’(2.3mil copies sold)
#2 BTS-LOVE YOURSELF結 ‘Answer’(2.7mil copies sold)
#1 Cast of ‘The Greatest Showman’ – The Greatest Showman (OST)(3.5mil copies sold)
*Note: This chart tracked pure physical/digital sales only*
You see that?
That’s right BTS made it on the list not once but twice! With a combined total of 5mil copies sold. Straight up overpowering household names like Eminem, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, and even freaking Lady Gaga of all people. The sense of pride I feel is unreal.
But that only makes you wonder, if these albums can do THAT good, how good will Map of the Soul: Persona do? Now that even the Grammys are starting to take their artistry more seriously if feels like the floodgates have begun to open ALL the way.
So hmmm 🤔
Pre-Orders went up today and already places like Ktown4u are reporting over 31k sales, Answer only had about 28k after a full 24hrs on there…. to give you some context…