Here Are All the Other Charts & Records BTS Set Ablaze This Week With 'Love Yourself: Her'
While much rightfully deserved fanfare has been made about BTS' performance on the Billboard 200, Hot 100 and Artist 100 charts, let's not forget about the slew of other charts the sensational band has taken over, including ones we explore every week.
Get ready for a whole lotta chart history, Army.
-- World Albums: Love Yourself: Her sold 18,000 in traditional album sales in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Nielsen Music, easily securing the group a No. 1 debut on the World Albums chart, which counts traditional sales. This marks BTS' fourth chart-topper on the list, following the band's first No. 1 in 2015's The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 (which entered at No. 1 for week in December before returning to own the top spot for additional three weeks at the top of 2016), 2016's Wings (which spent two weeks at No. 1 in October) and You Never Walk Alone (which debuted at No. 1 and stayed there for one week earlier this year). The latter two LPs return to World Albums this week too, at Nos. 11 and 13, respectively.
A fourth chart-topper officially ties BTS for most No. 1s among all K-pop acts. To date, B.A.P and GOT7 both boast four No. 1s, currently creating a three-way tie between the boy bands. For those keeping track, EXO, Girls' Generation, G-Dragon and Red Velvet all have three No. 1s, while SHINee, Taeyang, f(x) and Girls' Generation-TTS have two.
-- World Digital Song Sales: With 14,000 downloads sold, Love Yourself's lead single, "DNA," tops the World Digital Song Sales chart, where BTS charts eight new entries in the Top 10. With "DNA" leading the pack, the group's chart domination goes as follows: "Intro: Serendipity" (debuting at No. 2), "Best of Me" (No. 3), "Dimple" (No. 4), "Go Go" (No. 6), "Mic Drop" (No. 7), "Pied Piper" (No. 8) and "Outro: Her" (No. 10).
With "DNA" securing BTS its fifth No. 1 on the chart, the septet even pulls ahead of PSY for most among K-pop acts. Remarkably, all the previous No. 1s were earned in 2016, as the singles "Fire," "Blood Sweat & Tears," "Spring Day" and "Not Today" all hit the chart summit. PSY now sits just behind BTS with four chart-toppers on World Digital Song Sales, followed by Blackpink and BIGBANG (with three No. 1s) and 2NE1 and EXO (with two).
-- Social 50: BTS reigns for another week on the chart, marking its 41st week atop the ranking. As expected during an album release, BTS had gains in most of the social metrics used for the chart. Fellow boy bands EXO and Seventeen also bow on this week's list at Nos. 12 and 38, respectively.
-- YouTube: The band hit a new high on the chart that ranks the most-watched music videos globally. "DNA" debuts at No. 4 this week, breaking the past record of "Not Today," which hit No. 10 earlier this year. Among K-pop acts, only PSY, Girls' Generation, f(x) and HyunA have charted at No. 4 or higher.
Keep your eye out for more in-depth explorations of BTS' remarkable chart takeover coming soon.