BTS Races to Top of U.K. Midweek Chart With ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’
BTS is charging toward a second chart crown in the U.K. with "Map Of The Soul: 7".
BTS is charging toward a second chart crown in the U.K. with Map Of The Soul: 7 (Big Hit Entertainment).
The K-pop superstars’ new LP nabs top spot on the midweek chart in the U.K., where it’s outselling its three nearest competitors combined (Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man via Epic; Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent via EMI and Stormzy’s Heavy Is The Head via Atlantic/Merky, respectively).
BTS already have one U.K chart crown with Map Of The Soul : Persona, while in the United States they’re powering to a fourth successive Billboard 200 title.
According to the Official Charts Company, Map Of The Soul: 7 is the U.K.’s best-selling album of the week on CDs and downloads, while Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man, the rock great’s 12th studio set, is the best-seller on vinyl.
Ordinary Man is on track to earn Osbourne his highest-charting album ever as a solo artist. The Black Sabbath legend has a best of No. 7 as a solo artist, with 1980’s Blizzard Of Oz, though the Hall of Fame-inducted rock band has two leaders.
Also aiming for top ten entries are Grimes’ Miss Anthropocene (4AD) at No. 6, and English singer and rapper King Krule’s Man Alive (XL Recordings) at No. 7, for what would be both acts’ chart peaks.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Republic Records) returns to No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart Update, with Billie Eilish’s Bond theme “No Time To Die” (Interscope) pushed into second place.
At the midweek stage, BTS has the highest debut with “ON” featuring Sia, the lead single from Map Of The Soul: 7, at No. 12.
The weekly U.K. singles and albums charts are published late Friday local time.