Gaon Chart announced on March 12 KST, that BTS had sold 4,114,843 copies of their new album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 for the month of February. This is impressive in that the release of their new album was on February 21, meaning that this number counted sales from only nine days in February.
Top 15 Album sold on Gaon Chart in February:#BTS, #IZONE, #THEBOYZ, #GFRIEND, #LOONA, #MAMAMOO Moon Byul, #PENTAGON, #IKON, #DREAMCATCHER, #EVERGLOW, #ATEEZ, #SF9, #GOLDEN_CHILD, #ROCKET_PUNCH pic.twitter.com/xGXlkAC9uv
— Kpop on Charts (@SerieTV46) March 12, 2020
They not only hit the highest sales for monthly sales, but also for the highest yearly sales in the history of the Gaon Chart.
They broke their previous record of having the highest monthly (3,229,032) and yearly sales (3,718,230) with their 2019 album Map of the Soul: Persona.
With 4.1M+ copies sold, MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 by @BTS_twt becomes the best-selling album of all time in Gaon Chart history, recording the highest monthly sales (Feb 2020)
It breaks MAP OF THE SOUL: Persona's monthly record of 3.2M+ copies (April 2019) pic.twitter.com/Yr18Q3sl86
— worldwideBTS 🌎⁷ (@btsanalytics) March 12, 2020
In addition, they have broken their own Guinness World Record for having the best-selling album in Korea, which was previously given to Map of the Soul: Persona, last year.
BTS is continuing to break records with every comeback. They are now the first Korean artists to have four albums hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart. They have also become the first Korean group to rank number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their newest title track “ON.”
Congrats to BTS!