Be made its debut with 242,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
It is the group’s fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, an accomplishment they’ve achieved in just a little over two years and six months. Out of the 11 mostly non-English language albums to ever top the Billboard 200, five of them have been by BTS: Be, Map of the Soul: 7, Map of the Soul: Persona, Love Yourself: Answer and Love Yourself: Tear.
Reactions among the BTS ARMY ranged from those expressing how proud they felt to those so excited they were actually at a loss for words (GIFs helped).
“the most bts-esque album yet,” one fan wrote, “the album the boys put their entire heart and soul into, the album that had ONE (1) version, topped the biggest album chart in the US. BTS did that. WE did that.”
Another fan agreed: “they will be remembered as a historical group.”
See some of the best reactions to “Be” debuting at No. 1 below.
— yoonji⁷∞ (@kimtaexkook) November 29, 2020
they will be remembered as a historical group
— leti❆⁷ (@monobonsai) November 29, 2020
utterly iconic behavior
— Bagel Bites (@BagelBites) November 29, 2020
THEY ARE RUNNING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. pic.twitter.com/18JYLTjhhg
— charm ⁷ || finding moots (@forrtaehyung) November 29, 2020
Armys are camping here pic.twitter.com/wZ3h0P8yuW
— Euphoria ⁷ (@heartforKookie) November 29, 2020