BTS top Billboard 200 album chart again with Be
BTS have done it again.
Just 10 days after the beloved K-pop group released their newest album Be, BTS have once again debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album list, having sold 242,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 26. BE is BTS' fifth Korean-language album, and also their fifth time debuting at the top of Billboard's chart. BTS' previous album, Map of the Soul: 7, came out earlier this year and also snagged the top spot in February.
Be's success is surely powered by "Dynamite," the group's first English-language and chart-topping single. Not only did "Dynamite" make BTS the first Korean musicians to top the American music charts, but when it was dethroned a few months later by BTS' own remix of Jason Derulo's "Savage Love," BTS became the first Korean group to simultaneously have songs in the No. 1 and No. 2 chart positions. Conversations among the group members — Jungkook, V, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga — were recorded and turned into the track "Skit" on Be. "Dynamite" also earned BTS a Grammy nomination last week for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
In addition to "Dynamite," Be features a multitude of genres and sounds, from the pop ballad “Blue & Grey” to the funky “Telepathy."