BTS tops Billboard 200 albums chart with 'Proof'
BTS's latest album “Proof” has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart.
According to Billboard on Sunday, “Proof,” which dropped on June 10, sold 314,000 copies in the United States. The Billboard 200 takes into account physical CD sales, as well as the number of online streams and downloads converted to count as CD sales. One-thousand-five-hundred on-demand streams are counted as one streaming equivalent album (SEA), and 10 track downloads are counted as one track equivalent album (TEA).
Billboard added that most of the sales were physical copies of the album.
This is the boy band’s sixth album to top the Billboard 200, following “Love Yourself: Tear”(2018), “Love Yourself: Answer” (2018), “Map of the Soul: Persona” (2019), “Map of the Soul: 7” (2020) and “Be” (2020). The latest to join the list, “Proof” is an anthology album that encompasses BTS’s nine-year career in three CDs.
For the album’s lead track “Yet To Come,” the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart will be announced on Monday. "Yet To Come" and "Run BTS,” another new track from “Proof,” respectively ranked at No. 27 on 62 on Britain’s Official Singles Chart on Friday.
BTS debuted in 2013 and consists of seven members — J-Hope, RM, Jin, Suga, Jimin, V and Jungkook. The group recently made headlines after stating in a YouTube video, uploaded on June 14, that the seven members will now be pursuing solo ventures while putting a pause on group activities.
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