It’s not out for more than a month, but BTS’ Map 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.
BTS also recently launched their artistic venture Connect, BTS.