BTS’ Be bolts back to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated March 6) after the album was issued on Feb. 19 in a new deluxe CD package, dubbed the “essential edition.” It’s the set’s third nonconsecutive week atop the list, after spending its first two frames at No. 1 (charts dated Dec. 5-12, 2020) following the album’s initial release on Nov. 20.
Be zooms from No. 43 to No. 1 with 28,000 sold (up 888%) in the U.S., effectively all from CD sales, according to MRC Data.
Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. The new March 6, 2021-dated chart (where Be returns to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on March 2. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.