BTS to Release Physical Japanese 'Face Yourself' Album Stateside This Week
A BTS album is coming to U.S. retailers this week, Universal Music Enterprises announced Tuesday (July 24). The Korean septet’s Face Yourself is getting a Stateside physical release this Friday (July 27), three months since it was released digitally.
Originally released in April, Face Yourself made history as the highest-ranked, and only, Japanese album by a Korean group to ever appear on the Billboard 200. It peaked at No. 43 on the chart dated April 14 through its digital release with more than 27 million streams in just 48 hours after dropped.
Along with Japanese versions of several of BTS' prior-released songs, Face Yourself features four original tracks: "Intro: Ringwanderung," "Don't Leave Me," "Let Go" and "Outro: Crack."
Face Yourself will be released Stateside a month before the global release of BTS’ upcoming Love Yourself: Answer album, the conclusion of their Love Yourself series. At the moment, both the group’s Love Yourself: Her and Love Yourself: Tear albums are ranked on the Billboard 200, at Nos. 49 and 160, respectively, on the chart dated July 28, and the release of Face Yourself could potentially lead to three albums from the group appearing on the chart. If Face charts and remains through Answer's August release, it could even lead to the act landing four albums simultaneously on the chart.
BTS is the best-charting Korean act of all time on the Billboard charts and recently made history when Love Yourself: Tear debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart; its lead single “Fake Love” debuted at No. 10 on the Hot 100, marking the first song by a K-pop group to appear in the top 10.
The releases of Face Yourself and Love Yourself: Answer proceed BTS’ upcoming Love Yourself tour, which is sold-out worldwide. The Stateside leg kicks off on Sept. 5 at Los Angeles' Staples Center.