BTS tops local album sales for first six month
K-pop superstars BTS’ latest record, “Love Yourself: Tear,” topped Korea’s leading record sales chart for the first half of this year.
The album, released in May, sold 1.7 million copies, claiming No. 1 on the album category of Gaon Chart for the January-June period. The chart is filed by the Korean Music Content Association.
With the result, the BTS record was given Gaon Chart’s recognition of a “Million” sales record, becoming the first album to earn that distinction this year.
This adds to BTS’ history-making year. The album topped the Billboard top 200 most popular albums following its release on May 18.
Its lead single, “Fake Love,” ranked as high as 10th place on the highly-competitive Billboard Hot 100 ranking.