The Korean pop superstars bow at the penthouse of the ARIA Albums Chart with Map Of The Soul: Persona (Big Hit Entertainment/Orchard), which also rules the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The EP is the first chart leader for the genre Down Under, and it’s the seven-member outfit’s fourth top ten on the survey, after Love Yourself: Her (No. 8, September 2017); Love Yourself: Tear (No. 6, May 2018) and Love Yourself: Answer’(No. 9, September 2018).
The boy band’s impact can also be felt on Australia’s singles chart this week where the Halsey-assisted "Boy With Luv," already a record-setter on YouTube, debuts at No. 10. The Map Of The Soul track is the fourth to appear in the ARIA Top 50 for BTS, and it’s easily their best performance yet, sprinting past the No. 35 peak for “Idol” from September 2018.