BTS Meets the Beatles and the Monkees in Billboard Chart Historical past With ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’
As beforehand reported, BTS collects its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Map of the Soul: Persona. The set launches with 230,000 equal album models earned within the U.S. within the week ending April 19, in keeping with Nielsen Music – a career-best week for the South Korean pop group by way of models earned.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Models are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The brand new April 27-dated chart (the place Persona enters at No. 1) will likely be posted in full on Billboard‘s web sites on April 23.
Some acts take years to build up three No. 1 albums, however for BTS, the group wanted slightly below 11 months, beginning with its first No. 1, Love Your self: Tear (June 2, 2018-dated chart), persevering with by means of its second No. 1, Love Your self: Reply (Sept. 8, 2018), and now with Persona (April 27, 2019).
The final act to attain three No. 1s sooner was Future, when he logged his first three No. 1s in simply six months and three weeks, with DS2 (Aug. 8, 2015); What a Time to Be Alive, with Drake (Oct. 10, 2015); and Evol (Feb. 27, 2016).
Notably, earlier than Future’s feat, the ensemble forged of the Fox TV collection Glee notched all three of its No. 1 soundtracks in only one month and three weeks in 2010. Glee: The Music — The Energy of Madonna, bowed at No. 1 on Could 8, 2010 and was rapidly adopted by the chart-topping Glee: The Music, Quantity 3 — Showstoppers (June 5, 2010) and Glee: The Music — Journey to Regionals (June 26, 2010).
It’s unusual for any act to tally three Billboard 200 No. 1s in lower than a yr. How uncommon? Earlier than BTS, the final conventional group (excluding the Glee ensemble, whose a number of forged members rotated) to log three leaders inside such a fast span was the Beatles in 1995-96, when the band’s archival releases Anthology 1, Anthology 2 and Anthology 3 all debuted at No. 1 in a stretch of 11 months and per week (between Dec. 9, 1995 and Nov. 16, 1996).
The final group to gather three No. 1s at a sooner tempo than BTS was the Monkees in 1967, when the quartet reached No. 1 with Extra of the Monkees (Feb. 11, 1967), Headquarters (June 24, 1967) and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones LTD. (Dec. 2, 1967) in simply 9 months and three weeks. (Dates mark every album’s first week at No. 1.)