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BTS becomes the first K-Pop act to surpass the Billboard album chart



K-Pop has finally gone to # 1.

"Love Yourself: Tear", the new album by the Korean boy band BTS, has established itself at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts. This makes it the first member of the exuberant Korean K-pop genre, which six years after Psy's song and video "Gangnam Style" reached the American mainstream with this style.

"Love Yourself: Tear" Had 135,000 sales in the United States in the first weeks of the week, of which 100,000 copies were sold as a full album, according to Nielsen; Streams and downloads of single tracks did the rest. The seven-member group, which has steadily expanded its American fan army on the Internet, last week showed their hit "Fake Love" at the Billboard Music Awards, where BTS also became a top social artist.

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"Love Yourself: Tear" is not only the first K-pop album to hit the # 1

, it's also the first foreign-language album – it's mainly sung in Korean, with some English – to go to the top since 2006, when the classic crossover group Il Divo released "Ancora", according to Billboard.

Also on the chart of the week, Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys," the top album of the past three weeks, falls into second place and rapper Lil Baby starts in third place with "Harder Than Ever"

The rock band Five Finger Death Punch is number 4 in "And justice for no one" and Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" is in fifth place.


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