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
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
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
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