BTS’ Japanese-language album Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 14, a new peak, scoring the South Korean pop group its seventh top 40-charting album, and sixth top 20 title. The effort, which was previously only available as digital download, jumps back onto the chart after its CD edition was released on Aug. 7.
Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey was released via Virgin/UMe and earned 28,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 13 (up 1,439%) according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Aug. 22-dated chart (where Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey re-enters at No. 14) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Aug. 18.