BTS' new album tops record-high 91 iTunes charts

Brenda Watkins
February 27, 2020

The group rolled out a 30-second preview of lead single "ON" exclusively on TikTok Thursday, momentarily causing the short-form video app to crash.

The beauty of the track is every BTS member comes one by one show their prowess and will make their fans go weak in their knees instantly.

Since the new record is a reflection of their work thus far, members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook also took the time to reflect on how their music has changed in the seven years since BTS debuted.

The album features 20 songs on the tracklist and all of those 20 songs occupy the top 20 spots on the iTunes chart, meaning BTS now claims the 20 bestselling songs in the largest music market in the world, all at once.

About five more tracks from the new album, including "Filter", also made the top 10 of the iTunes top song charts in the US and Britain.

Map of the Soul: 7 features collaborations with Australian singer-songwriters Sia and Troye Sivan, in tracks "On" and "Louder Than Bombs".

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It marked the biggest preorder volume for an album by a South Korean act, having sold more than 4 million presale copies worldwide. "We will break records again and we will be even stronger together".

For those who don't know, BTS is also known as the Bangtan Boys. They've since become hugely popular around the world, with 24 million Twitter followers.

BTS - or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts - have gained a huge global following, becoming the first K-pop group to top charts in the United States and Britain with a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Paris and London's Wembley Stadium.

"The title is '7' because we've got seven members right here, as you see, and it's been seven years since our debut", RM explained during the chat.

The group praised their "Army" of fans for giving them "positive energy". The show played one of their new songs, and the fans in the crowd sang along to it.

The band recently performed at the 2020 Grammys. You can listen to Map of the Soul: 7 on Spotify.

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