BTS Dominates The Korean Albums Ranking With More Charting Titles Than Anyone Else
Whenever they have something new to deliver to fans, BTS conquers the Gaon Albums chart in their home country. In fact, even when they aren’t debuting a new title, the boy band often occupies quite a bit of real estate on the weekly ranking of the bestselling full-lengths, EPs and single albums in South Korea, as they remain perhaps the most popular group in the world. The septet’s performance on the latest edition of the tally is truly incredible, and it only further highlights just how beloved they are.
BTS occupies 16 spots on this week’s Gaon Albums chart, claiming 16% of the 100-rung tally for themselves. That kind of show of dominance is nearly unheard of, and it’s the sort of thing only the seven-member vocal troupe can manage.
Amazingly, BTS fills four spaces in just the top 10 alone. The entirety of their Love Yourself series returns to the highest tier, with Love Yourself: Her, Love Yourself: Answer and Love Yourself: Tear appearing one right after another at Nos. 5, 6 and 7, respectively. Just three spaces further down, but still inside the loftiest arena on the ranking, comes Map of the Soul: Persona. All of these releases are at least two years old, and yet they are still outselling newer releases from some of the most successful acts in South Korea.
11 different BTS projects appear inside the top 40 this week, and all of their 16 charting efforts sit above No. 75. The band’s most recent release, 2021’s Butter single album, improves by 15 spaces as it’s also certified three million for selling as many copies in South Korea alone. Almost everything ever released by the septet is present on the Gaon Albums chart this frame, with very few titles missing out on the ranking this time around.
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Quite a few other popular bands also fill several spaces on this week’s Gaon Albums chart, as it has turned out to be a relatively quiet frame in terms of new releases. Stray Kids claim 11 spots, while Tomorrow X Together and Seventeen appear in half a dozen and five rungs apiece, respectively.
Here’s a look at where all of BTS’s 16 releases rank on this week’s Gaon Albums chart.
No. 5 – Love Yourself: Her
No. 6 – Love Yourself: Answer
No. 7 – Love Yourself: Tear
No. 10 – Map of the Soul: Persona
No. 15 – Butter
No. 17 – Map of the Soul: 7
No. 29 – Be
No. 30 – The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2
No. 34 – The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
No. 37 – O!RUL8,2?
No. 38 – Dark & Wild
No. 41 – You Never Walk Alone
No. 48 – The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1
No. 56 – 2 Cool 4 Skool
No. 65 – Skool Luv Affair
No. 66 – Wings