The act extends its record for the most time on top among groups.
BTS jumps from No. 5 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 6), ruling for a 16th total week, thanks to a new deluxe edition of the group's LP Be, dubbed the "essential edition."
The set leaps from No. 74 to No. 7 on the Billboard 200, after debuting at No. 1 in December, with 36,000 equivalent album units (up 254%), according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 28,000 are in album sales, helping Be return to No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart for a third total week on top, BTS' longest reign on the ranking.
(No additional tracks were added to the essential edition of Be, which sells for $30.98 on BTS' official U.S. webstore. The essential edition offers different packaging and internal paper goods, including one randomized collectible photocard, from Be's original CD release, which arrived selling for $50.98 with more paper goods, although none were randomized.)