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BTS' new album Wings already broke sales and chart records for K-pop acts after its first week available in America, but its second week is earning the septet even further success.
Wings spends a second week on the Billboard 200 this week, making the boy band the first K-pop act to have an entry chart for more than one week. The LP falls from No. 26 to No. 106, moving just under an additional 6,000 units consumed in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, nearly 2,000 were traditional album units.
While BTS is now the first K-pop act to spend a second week on the main Billboard 200 chart with the same album, it also means that BTS is the first K-pop act to spend four weeks on the Billboard 200 -- extending their lead over G-Dragon who has two weeks on the chart so far. BTS made their first appearance thanks to The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 EP spending one week on the chart in 2015 (peaking at No. 171), followed by The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever spending another week earlier this year (hitting No. 107), plus Wings' latest achievements.
In the two weeks it's been available for tracking in America on Oct. 10, Wings has earned just under 22,000 albums consumed in total.
Elsewhere, Wings' lead single "Blood Sweat & Tears" is conquering new territory for the boy band as the single bursts on to the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, Canada's main singles chart that ranks the week's most popular songs in Canada across all genres by radio airplay audience impressions, sales data and streaming activity, earning the Hot Shot Debut at No. 86 this week.
The song marks the best appearance for a K-pop act who isn't PSY on the chart after EXO previously sent "Call Me Baby" to No. 98 in 2015. BTS joins the two acts as the only K-pop acts to chart EXO and PSY, the latter artist who has three Top 40 hits: "Gangnam Style" (which ruled at No. 1 for seven weeks), "Gentleman" (which peaked at No. 9) and "Daddy" (the CL-featuring single, which peaked at No. 36). Last week, Wings debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, further indicating a large interest in the group in the territory.
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