According to music chart rankings from the week of March 6-12, 'HwaYangYeonHwa Pt. 1' has been #1 on Gaon's physical album sales charts every single week of 2016 for a total of 11 consecutive weeks thus far.
The album has now also risen to #1 in physical album sales on Hanteo for the week of March 7-13! In addition, the title track "I NEED U" from 'HwaYangYeonHwa Pt. 1' was at #13 on the most recent March 18th airing of KBS' 'Music Bank'.
Music chart experts speculate that the primary reason for the group's re-entry into the music scene is due to the fact that the album, which was formerly released in two versions (pink and white), had only pink versions remaining on sale due to the white version being sold out. Recently, the white version of 'HwaYangYeonHwa Pt. 1' has been spotted being reproduced and sold physically in stores, causing album purchases to rise again!
Congratulations to BTS as well as ARMY everywhere!