BTS Shifts 2.6 Million Pre-Sale Copies of 'Map of the Soul: Persona'
According to Big Hit Entertainment, the septet’s upcoming album is said to have achieved this feat within five days of going on-sale March 13 for pre-orders ahead of its release on April 12. The company cited Korean album distributor iRiver, which accounted for 2,685,030 copies sold, reports Yonhap.
Map of the Soul: Persona is set to surpass both of BTS’ Billboard 200 chart-topping albums released last year. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), last September’s Love Yourself: Answer sold 2.7 million units and May’s Love Yourself: Tear sold 2.3 million units, respectively. The IFPI Global Album Chart includes physical and digital album unit sales only.
BTS’ new album will precede their upcoming Love Yourself: Speak Yourself stadium tour, which will bring the group to multiple countries throughout Asia, Europe, and North and South Americas. They’ll premiere new songs from Map of the Soul: Persona on SNL on April 13.