BTS is on course for its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as industry forecasters expect the pop group’s latest release, Map of the Soul: 7, to enter atop next week’s tally. The set, which was released Feb. 21 via Big Hit Entertainment, could earn 300,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 27, with most of that sum driven by album sales.
The seven-member South Korean act topped the Billboard 200 with its last three charting albums: Map of the Soul: Persona (in April 2019), Love Yourself: Answer (September 2018) and Love Yourself: Tear (June 2018).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the March 7-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Map of the Soul: 7 is likely to debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s website on Sunday, March 1.