How BTS Totally Took Over Billboard’s World Albums Chart

As any BTS fan knows, the K-pop supergroup has been tearing it up. They’ve quickly become a worldwide sensation, bringing K-pop to international attention. And while 2019 was a killer year for the group, it doesn’t seem as if they have any intention of slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. BTS recently just dominated the Billboard World Albums rankings, and their latest tour dates have been announced as well.

How BTS dominated Billboard’s World Albums 

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When it comes to Billboard, BTS has been taking names. The supergroup held five of the fifteen available slots for the World Albums rankings, as reported by Forbes. That means they’ve taken up 33% of the space available — but that probably doesn’t come as a surprise to fans of the group. 

What’s more, the band has had You Never Walk Alone on present on the chart for 52 frames, a major accomplishment in and of itself — and one that also marks their fifth album hitting the same accomplishment. 

That’s right, BTS has had five albums positioned on the World Albums chart for 52 nonconsecutive weeks. This is an incredible accomplishment for the band, whose star still seems to be ascendant. 

Meanwhile, Love Yourself: Tear has spent 80 nonconsecutive frames on the same chart, establishing a new record for the longest-charting release on the Billboard World Albums chart. It doesn’t look like any of these long-lasting albums are going to be falling off the charts anytime soon, either.   

Not their first big win by any means

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Suga had a big win recently when it comes to Billboard as well, with ‘Suga’s Interlude’ landing him in a top ten position for World Digital Song Sales. 

In just one week after release as a promo for Halsey’s album, Manic, ‘Suga’s Interlude’ jumped from position 41 to position 10.

Meanwhile, BTS also beat out Taylor Swift for the most views accrued on a single video over a twenty-four hour period of time. “Boy With Luv” accrued an incredible 74.6 million views in a 24-hour window, beating out Taylor Swift’s “ME!” which held the record previously at 65.2 million views in 24 hours. 

BTS was also the first K-pop group to ever perform at the Grammys, a pretty impressive badge of honor. These are only a few of BTS’ many wins over the last several years, and it doesn’t appear as if the group as any intention of slowing down in 2020. If anything, it seems as if they’re coming into the year ready to continue blazing ahead. 

BTS tour dates announced

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BTS’ tour dates for ‘Map of the Soul’ have been announced, much to the delight of fans across the world. The tour dates are as follows: 

April 11- Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Stadium

April 12 – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Stadium

April 18 – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Stadium

April 19 – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Stadium

April 25 – Santa Clara, CA, USA – Levi’s Stadium

April 26 – Santa Clara, CA, USA – Levi’s Stadium

May 2 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Rose Bowl Stadium

May 3 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Rose Bowl Stadium

May 9 – Dallas, TX, USA – Cotton Bowl Stadium

May 10 – Dallas, TX, USA – Cotton Bowl Stadium

May 14 – Orlando, FL, USA – Camping World Stadium

May 17 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Bobby Dodd Stadium

May 23 – East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA – MetLife Stadium

May 24 – East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA – MetLife Stadium

May 27 – Washington, D.C., USA – FedExField

May 30 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Rogers Centre

May 31 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Rogers Centre

June 5 – Chicago, IL, USA – Soldier Field

June 6 – Chicago, IL, USA – Soldier Field

June 13 – TBD

June 14- TBD

June 28 – Fukuoka, Japan – Fukuoka PayPay Dome

June 29 – Fukuoka, Japan – Fukuoka PayPay Dome

July 3 – London, UK – Twickenham Stadium

July 4 – London, UK – Twickenham Stadium

July 11 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion Berlin

July 12 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion Berlin

July 17 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

July 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

July 23 – Osaka, Japan – Kyocera Dome Osaka

July 25 – Osaka, Japan – Kyocera Dome Osaka

July 26 – Osaka, Japan – Kyocera Dome Osaka

July 30 – Osaka, Japan – Kyocera Dome Osaka

August 1 – Osaka, Japan – Kyocera Dome Osaka

August 2 – Osaka, Japan – Kyocera Dome Osaka

August 7 – Saitama, Japan – MetLife Dome

August 8 – Saitama, Japan – MetLife Dome

September 1 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome

September 2 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome