Map of the Soul: 7

Can BTS and ARMY Break the Previous Records with “Map of the Soul: 7”?

What are the records broken by BTS’ Map Of the Soul: Persona? Can BTS break their own records with their new album, “Map of the Soul: 7”? To learn what these records are, below is a list for your referral.

“Only BTS can break a BTS record”

This is now a common statement these days as the 7 Superstars from South Korea keep breaking records, including their own. They are creating fascinating music for their diverse fandom and this is creating a music revolution.

Recently, BigHit Entertainment, BTS’ company announced the release of the new album on February 21, 2020. The legendary group’s concert tours will start in April, as well.

BTS Boy with Luv
BTS Boy with Luv

But pre-orders of the “Map of the Soul: 7” have started on January 8, 2020. And ARMYs all over the world are already in action. How many would be the pre-orders this time? BTS’ latest album would surely surpass the record of the previous album, “Map of the Soul: Persona”.

So, what are the previous records that “Map of the Soul: 7” would break? Let’s list down the record of the previous album:

Achievement of BTS’ album, “Map of the Soul: Persona”; Released on April 12, 2019, the album achieved the following record-breaking milestones. These are some of the major wards they received:

1. Pre-orders of more than 3 million
2. #1 on Billboard 200
3. #1 in iTunes charts in 80 countries
4. “Boy with Luv” the lead single has the following achievements:

Debuted #8 on Billboard Hot 100
• Debuted #13 on UK singles chart
• Debuted #10 on ARIA’s single chart
• Debuted #3 on Spotify daily Global Top 100 chart
• Most Streamed K-pop artist on Spotify with more than 5 million streams
• Topped the Gaon Digital Charts for 3 consecutive weeks
• Fastest MV to reach 3 million ‘likes’
• Most Views in 24 Hours at 74.6 million views by YouTube and Guinness World Record
• Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by YouTube and Guinness World Record
• Most viewed music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group by YouTube and Guinness World Record

5. Ranked #1 on US Amazon Top Digital Albums.
6. All tracks occupying top 10 spots on iTunes US and Worldwide Charts
7. Received a Gold Certification in the US (RIAA), Japan, Poland and France
8. Received a Silver Certification in the United Kingdom
9. 1st Korean album to spend 4 weeks on Top 10 of Billboard 200
10. 1st Korean album to top charts in UK, Scottish, New Zealand and Australia
11. More than 3.2 million copies sold in the 1st month in South Korea – the highest – ever in the history of the Gaon Music Chart
12. Best Selling Album of All Time in South Korea as of January 2020
13. Debuted #1 at Gaon Chart
14. 1st group to be awarded the 3x million certification by Gaon
15. 1st band to achieve 3 #1 albums within a year on Billboard
16. Won Album of the Year from Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
17. Won Album of the Year from Melon Music Awards (MMA)
18. Won Album of the Year (2nd quarter), and Retail Album of the Year from Gaon Chart Music Awards
19. Won Disc Bonsang and Disc Daesang from Golden Disc Awards
20. Won Physical Daesang from Golden Disc Awards

With the cooperation, dedication and hard work of the BTS ARMY, they can surely surpass all these records and set a new one for the Most Famous Boy Band in the Planet – BTS. As their BTS and ARMY slogan proclaims:

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”

As for the year-round achievement of BTS, here’s a tweet from ellisya:

If there are other achievements not included in the list, kindly leave a comment and specify the missed data. Thank you.

Image credit: BTS (@BTS_twt) Twitter account

By the way you can buy the BTS album here:

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