[Special] BTS's Unprecedented Record-breaking Parade and the Power of Global ARMYs “Establishing record in both physical and digital... BTS's astounding chart domination”
2020-02-26 13:16 (KST)
2020-02-26 16:31 (KST)
Group BTS is continuing on the unprecedented record-breaking parade with the album, 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7.'
As there are 2 days left of Initial Chodong (first week of release) sales period including today, we reviewed the records that the 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' album as achieved as an interim review.
#1. Physical Album
At 7:45 PM KST on the very day of the release, the 21st, which was after an hour and 45 minutes of the release, BTS's 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' album recorded the cumulative sales of 2,137,292 copies and broke the previous highest Initial Chodong record among all K-Pop, which was set by the group itself with 'MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA' album that was sold 2,130,480 copies.
Also, the album recorded the Initial Chodong sales of more than 3 million copies for the first time in K-Pop history. This historic moment happened on the 24th at 11:20 AM KST, 65 hours and 20 minutes after the release. The cumulative sales amount of the 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' album counted in real-time at the time was 3,008,941 copies.
Owing to the ardent support from the ARMYs all over the world, the cumulative album sales reached 3,297,953 copies by the 25th, and the record is continuously being renewed.
#2. Digital Streaming
BTS's ‘MAP OF THE SOUL : 7’ album is creating unprecedented record not only in the physical albums but also in the digital music.
Right after its release on the 21st at 6 PM KST, 'ON,' the title track of 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7,' topped the real-time chart of all the major digital music services in Korea and overseas. Therefore, Hanteo Chart's Digital Ranking, which announces the real-time digital music rankings based on the data from each digital music service, also lined up all the tracks of BTS's 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' on the top of the chart.
Global ARMYs power did not dwindle over the weekend. 'ON' ended up scoring the full mark of 10,000 points in Hanteo Chart's Daily Digital Ranking of 22nd and placed first, and 14 songs out of 19 from 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' were ranked on Top 20.
Following the title track 'ON,' which is firmly defending its spot on the top of the daily ranking, the B-side tracks of the album are raking high in Hanteo Chart's digital rankings, achieving results that are worthy of attention.
As the number of access by global fans who want to check the real-time record of 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' are rapidly increasing after BTS's comeback, there were even temporary errors in Hanteo Chart's digital music counting system over the weekend. Hanteo Chart stated, "There was an error in the 1st place as the number of global access increased, but it was corrected as of the 24th at 10 AM KST and now is being updated without any errors."
#3. BTS's New Record Will Continue On!
Since BTS's comeback, new records are constantly being made in K-Pop as well as worldwide cultural industry. There is still time left in the Initial Cohdong period, and the ARMYs love towards BTS's 'MAP OF THE SOUL : 7' album will continue on. Therefore, the record that will be set in the coming days is garnering much attention.
To fulfill the global fans' needs, Hanteo Chart is counting and announcing Initial Chodong sales amount, chart information, album sales data, and more through 'Whosfan' mobile app(www.whosfan.io) so that the fans can more easily check the album sales numbers.
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