BTS Set For First U.Okay. Chart Title With ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’
BTS is on the cusp of making chart historical past as soon as extra, this time in the UK the place the Okay-pop boy band’s newest EP is heading for the summit.
The set, Map of the Soul: Persona (Large Hit Leisure), leads the Official U.Okay. Albums Chart Replace and is greater than 10,000 mixed chart gross sales forward of the second-placed LP, Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album No Geography (Virgin), the OCC reviews.
If BTS’ EP holds its floor when the official weekly chart is revealed this Friday, it’ll turn out to be the primary No. 1 album from a Korean act within the U.Okay.
Midweek gross sales of Map of the Soul have already eclipsed the primary week efforts of their three earlier high 20 albums mixed, together with their solely different high 10 launch, Love Your self: Tear, which final 12 months peaked at No. 8.
On the opposite aspect of the Atlantic, Map of the Soul is cruising to the highest of the Billboard 200. Ought to it get there, it might mark the group’s third U.S. chart chief following 2018’s Love Your self: Reply and Love Your self: Tear. No different act within the Okay-pop style has impacted the highest 10 on the U.S. albums chart.
In the meantime, new releases from Dublin’s Fontaines DC (Dogrel through Partisan) and Spice Lady Emma Bunton (My Comfortable Place through BMG) occupy positions four and 5 on the midweek survey.
Following Document Retailer Day 2019, a raft of unique vinyl releases crack the highest 40 on the midweek chart, led by David Bowie’s Pin Ups (Parlophone) at No. 16 and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks (Sony Music CG) at No. 19.
On the midweek singles chart, Lil Nas X’s “Previous City Highway” (Lil Nas X) is within the lead and it’s bolting to the title.
Fueled by the viral “Yeehaw Problem” meme, “Previous City Highway” overtakes the only that denied it the highest spot final week, Lewis Capaldi’s “Somebody You Cherished” (EMI).