Plus: Anderson .Paak and Beyoncé make their debut in the top 10.
BTS received its third album # 1 in less than 12 months on the Billboard 200 card when debuted Map of the Soul: Persona on the list. The seven-track set, released on April 12, begins with Nielsen Music, a career-best week for BTS, with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the US on April 19th. Of these, 196,000 were in the field of album sales – another career-high week for the South Korean pop group.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US, measured by multimetric consumption album units. The units include traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new card from April 27 (in which Persona appears on # 1
Of Persona 196,000 were on sale in the first week, 8,000 in TEA units and 26,000 in SEA units. The latter number equates to 37.4 million on-demand audio streams for the songs in the set.
Let's look at some of the remarkable achievements that BTS made with the arrival of Persona .
Third Album # 1 in Less Than 11 Months: Some acts take three years to collect three albums # 1, but for BTS the group took just under 11 months. As of the week, they received their first No. 1, Love Yourself: Tear (June 2, 2018-dated card), which goes by the second No. 1 . Love Yourself: Answer (September 8, 2018), and now with Persona (April 27, 2019), this is a span of just under eleven months.
The final act, which scored three No. 1 faster was Future, when he posted his first three No. 1 in just six months and three weeks with DS2 (August 8 2015); What a time to live with Drake (October 10, 2015); and Evol (February 27, 2016).
Prior to the performance of Future, especially the ensemble cast of the Fox TV series Glee scored all three of her No. 1 soundtracks. Only one month and three weeks in 2010. Glee: The Music – The Power of the Madonna bowed to No. 1 on May 8, 2010 and was quickly struck by the Card Shot Glee: The Music, Volume 3 – Showstoppers (June 5, 2010) and Glee: The Music – Journey to Regionals (June 26, 2010).
First group since the acquisition of The Beatles Three No. 1 in less than a year: It is unusual that in one action three Billboard 200 No. 1 are collected in less than a year. How rare Before BTS the last traditional group (with the exception of the ensemble Glee of which several performers turned) to draw three leaders within such a short span of time, the Beatles were in 1995-96, when The Archive Publications of the Volume Anthology 1 Anthology 2 and Anthology 3 debuted at No. 1 over a period of 11 months and a week (between December 9, 1995 and November 16, 1996).
Fastest Accumulation of Albums # 1 since the Monkees 1967: The last group that collected three No. 1 faster than BTS the Monkees in 1967, when the quartet with was number 1 [MehrvondenMonkees (February 11, 1967), Headquarters (June 24, 1967), and Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones LTD. (December 2, 1967) in just nine months and three weeks. (Data marks first place on the first week of each album.)
The fourth, mostly non-English, album at # 1 last year: Persona like the previous two BTSs. 1 album, mainly in Korean with English parts. Last year, Andrea Bocelli's mostly purely Italian-language album Si also included the list of BTS members (November 10, 2018).
BTS's Biggest Week Fourth Week of 2019: With 230,000 equivalent album units Persona BTS captures the biggest week in terms of total units, the second-largest Week of 2019 for a group and the group's fourth-largest frame of 2019. BTS 'best-ever best record was recorded with the debut week of Love Yourself: Answer which began at 185,000 units. The only major weeks in 2019 were from the opening frames of Ariana Grandes Thank You, Next (360,000 units), Billie Eilish's when we all fall asleep, Where are we going? (313,000) and Backstreet Boys DNA (237,000).
BTS 'Biggest Sale Week, Second Biggest Sale Week of 2019 : BTS claims its biggest selling week for an album with ease, as Persona sold 196,000 copies in its first week and hit the opening week by Love Yourself: Answer (141,000) the previous high of the act. In 2019, the only album that saw a major sales week was Backstreet Boys' DNA, with 227,000 copies sold during the premiere broadcast.
Persona is likely to be a hit with enthusiastic fans who have purchased multiple CD copies of the album as it has been released in four separate packs (following a similar release strategy for the Love Yourself -Albarserie). The four versions of the CD package for Persona all contained the same CD album, but the paperwork included in the package (including poster, booklet, and trading cards) varies.
A Third Week with Over 200,000 Units at Number One: With 230,000 units earned in the first week Persona Billboard 200 gives the third consecutive week in which the album No 1 has reached more than 200,000 units. Persona follows the arrivals of Khalid's Free Spirit (202,000) and Eilish's When We All (313,000). The last time Slot # 1 had three weeks in a row of more than 200,000 weeks was the 18th of August to September. 1, 2018, when Travis Scott's Astroworld landed his first two weeks in 1st place (537,000 and 205,000 units) and Grandes debuted Sweetener (231,000).
At # 2 on the new Billboard 200, Eilish's When We All Fall asleep with 98,000 equivalent album units a second week in second place (minus 17%). Khalid's Free Spirit slips from # 1 to # 3 with 82,000 units (minus 59%) in the second week.
Anderson .Paak claims its first Billboard 200 as Top 10, as Ventura debuts at # 4. The set with guests from Smokey Robinson and Brandy to Nate Dogg and André 3000 brought 55,000 units in its first week (including 39,000 albums sold). Previously, he had hit the Billboard 200 with Oxnard (# 11; December 11, 2018) and Malibu (# 79; February 6, 2016) 5 on the new Billboard 200 drops Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap by two points (55,000 units, down 13%). Grandes former leader Thank U, Next slips from 4 to 6 with 46,000 units (minus 1%).
Beyoncé's Surprise Release Homecoming: The live album debuted at # 7 with 38,000 units earning tracking activity in just two days (with 14,000 of that total when selling albums). The album fell without warning in the early hours of Wednesday, April 17, and the chart's tracking week ended on April 18th. ( The Billboard tracking week of the album charts runs from Friday to Thursday.)
Homecoming: The live album was released shortly after the premiere of the Beyoncé film Homecoming released on Netflix on April 17 at 12:01 pm for digital retail and streaming services. Both projects are Chronicle Beyoncé's headliner performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2018.
Homecoming: The live album is Beyoncé's eighth Top 10 album as a soloist. She recently visited the Top 10 as one half of The Carters (alongside husband Jay-Z) with the # 2 of 2018 Everything Is Love .
It is possible that Homecoming: The The Live Album could soar after the first week of full tracking activity on the Billboard 200 chart next week (May 4).
The new Top 10 of the new Billboard 200 is rounded off by Juice WRLD's Death Race for Love (5-8 with 34,000 units, minus 9%), Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys (7-9 with just over 29,000 units, minus 5%) and A Boogie Wit da Hoodies Hoodie SZN (9-10 with 29,000 units, minus 4%).