BTS to Release Special Editions of Japanese Album 'Face Yourself' Stateside
Though it’s rare for Japanese albums from K-pop acts to make their way onto North American music sites and be stocked by retailers, BTS’ Stateside ARMY got access to the Japanese Face Yourself album in July. Originally released in April, the album now will be available locally through three new special editions.
The limited-edition A and B versions will each include the Face Yourself CD, which features Japanese versions of their hits “DNA” and “Mic Drop” plus original Japanese songs like “Crystal Snow,” “Let Go” and “Don’t Leave Me.” They will also feature music videos from the group and documentary footage from BTS’ December 2017 trip to Japan, with the A variant being offered as a Blu-ray disc, while the B one will be a DVD.
Another version, limited-edition C, will come with the CD and a 68-page photo booklet featuring exclusive images of the band. They are now available through pre-order on Amazon and will be released on Nov. 16.
Face Yourself went to No. 43 on the Billboard 200 chart, dated April 14, upon its release. It is one of BTS’ three albums that broke into the top 50 this year; Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer went to No. 1 on the charts dated June 2 and Sept. 8, respectively.
The popular K-pop act will hold a historic sold-out show at New York City’s Citi Field on Saturday.