According to statistics of Nielsen Music Company (USA), published on July 5, the album “MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA” (Map of the Soul: Ego) of the Bulletproof Youth Group (BTS) plays released in April, it sold 312,000 copies in the US, ranking first in the Top 10 best-selling albums of the first half of this year.
The results were collected by Nielsen Music from January 4 to June 20, based on data on the number of discs sold, the number of album downloads online, and online views.
BTS’s album has surpassed major American artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, and Lady Gaga.
On the other hand, famous US Forbes magazine specializing in economics on 3/7 (local time) commented that BTS is leading the sales of albums in 2019 with the album “MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA” . Forbes recalled that this album became BTS’s third album ranked first in the “Billboard 200”, judging this to be a great achievement for a non-English album.
Earlier, in June, the Guinness World Records Organization recognized that BTS’s album had sold nearly 3.34 million copies, making the group the Korean artist with the highest number of copies sold from BTS. before now.