BTS Hit New Peaks on World, Heatseekers Albums Charts With 'The Most Beautiful Moment in Life'
Less than two years after their debut, BTS continue to make strides on the Billboard charts, reaching new peaks and landing within the Top 10 of two separate tallies this week.
The boy band's The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1 album sold 2,000 copies in America, according to Nielsen Music. The effort lands them at the No. 2 on Billboard's World Albums chart and No. 6 on Heatseekers Albums -- new peaks for the boys on both charts.
BTS previously hit World Albums with Skool Luv Affair, which peaked at No. 3 on March 1, 2014, while later that year Dark&Wild also bowed at No. 3 on Sept. 6. Dark&Wild also peaked at No. 27 on Heatseekers Albums.
BTS at No. 6 on Heatseekers marks the first K-pop album to land inside the ranking's Top 10 in 2015 so far.
The guys also make a big showing on World Digital Songs with six of the album's nine titles bowing on the ranking. The record's racing, lush lead single "I Need U" charts highest at No. 4. Also making bows are "Dope" (No. 11), "Hold Me Tight" (No. 12), "Boyz With Fun" (No. 13), "Converse High" (No. 15) and "Outro: Love Is Not Over" (No. 25).
Known as a K-pop group dedicated to hip-hop, The Most Beautiful Moment marks a somewhat softer moment for the band who tone down the intense and gratingly bombastic productions heard in past singles "Boy in Luv" and "War of Hormone" for a more melodic approach that still keeps their signature biting rap style in every track. That's further demonstrated in album standouts like "Dope," that's sees the guys utlizing saxobeat dance breakdowns, and the feel-good funk heard on "Boyz With Fun" and "Converse High.
After performances on the West Coast last year, BTS will return stateside for their four-date Live Trilogy "Episode II: The Red Bullet" tour in July. Check out snippets of The Most Beautiful Moment below via the LP's official preview: