BTS Has Already Sold *How* Many Albums? Label Reveals Massive 'Map of the Soul: 7' Pre-Orders

BTS photographed on Jan. 19, 2018 at Korea House in Seoul.
Peter Ash Lee

From left: V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope of BTS photographed Jan. 19 at Korea House in Seoul. Styling by Lee Ha Jung. V, Suga and J-Hope wear Saint Laurent tops and jackets. Jin wears a COS top and Saint Laurent jacket and shoes. Jungkook wears a COS top, Saint Laurent jacket and Prada shoes. RM wears a Saint Laurent jacket and shoes. Jimin wears a Saint Laurent top, jacket and shoes. 

It’s not out for more than a month, but BTSMap of the Soul: 7 is already gearing up to be one of the best-selling albums of 2020. On Wednesday (Jan. 15), BTS’ label Big Hit Entertainment revealed that the upcoming release has sold more than 3.42 million copies since pre-orders opened up last week.  

Big Hit announced that, per distributor Dreamus Company, the album surpassed 3.42 million stock pre-orders Jan. 9 through Jan. 15. These pre-release sale numbers surpassed pre-orders of last year's Map of the Soul: Persona sold during a comparable period; that album went on not only to become BTS’ third album to top the Billboard 200 albums chart here in the U.S., but it also went on to become the best-selling South Korean album of all time.

Map of the Soul: 7 is set to arrive Feb. 21, and Suga’s solo “Interlude: Shadow” arrived last week. The first single from the BTS album is set to arrive on Friday. 

BTS also recently launched their artistic venture Connect, BTS