[WORLDKINGS] World Best Academy – Map of the Soul: 7 (BTS): The best- selling album in South Korea righ now


(WorldKings.org) According to Forbes, “Map of the Soul: 7” of BTS is the best- selling album in South Korea righ now, with 4.114 copies.



Map of the Soul: 7 is the fourth Korean-language (seventh overall) studio album by South Korean boy band BTS. The album was released on February 21, 2020, by Big Hit Entertainment.

It is the follow-up to their 2019 extended play Map of the Soul: Persona, with five of its songs appearing on the album. 



The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 422,000 album-equivalent units sold in the first week, including 347,000 pure album sales, making it BTS's fourth number one album on the chart and the biggest debut of 2020. 

In just nine days of its release, the album sold more than 4.1 million copies, for the first time in Gaon Album Chart's history, making it the best-selling album in South Korea.



On January 9, the group released the official "comeback trailer" for their album, titled "Interlude: Shadow", performed by member Suga.The album's first single "Black Swan” was released on January 17, alongside an "art film" featuring choreography performed by the Slovenian MN Dance Company. The band released a second comeback trailer featuring J-Hope's song "Outro: Ego" on February 2. 



BTS released 4 album versions for Map of the Soul: 7 containing different concept photos. Version 1 sees the group clad in white, depicting the members as swans with a "desire for perfection". In a darker theme, Version 2 portrays them as fallen angels with jet-black wings, alluding to their single "Black Swan".



Version 3 finds them seated in a luxuriant Dionysian feast, holding golden chalices, conveying a "sense of calling and will." Version 4 stands out as a stark contrast to the previous darker themes and is done up in the manner of year-book photos. It focuses on the personalities of each individual member depicting their "true selves."



On February 21, the lead single "On" was released along with a "Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima". The video amassed 46.5 million videos within its first day of release, making it the fifth most-watched YouTube video in 24 hours.

A second official music video for the single was released on February 27. With 1.54 concurrent viewers within minutes of its release, the video broke the record for the biggest YouTube premier of all time and became the fastest Korean video on YouTube to reach 10 million views.



According to Forbes and en.wikipedia


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