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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Monday, October 22, 2018

BTS RM's 'Mono' tops iTunes album chart in 86 countries, breaking record set by 'Love Yourself: Tear'

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BTS' RM is making a phenomenal new record with 'Mono'.

The idol rapper's 2nd mixtape with the tracks -  "Tokyo", "Seoul", "Moonchild", "Badbye", "Dislocated" (literal translation), "Pass By", and "Forever Rain" - has topped iTunes album chart in 86 countries including the United States, Ukraine, Norway, Malaysia, Ireland, El Salvador, Egypt, Chile, Bulgaria, Belgium and more. 


 


'Mono' has set a new record for a Korean album by topping the album charts in 86 countries on iTunes. Previously, the record was held by BTS' repackaged album 'Love Yourself: Answer' which topped the iTunes album chart in 85 countries. This is especially impressive as free links to download the songs were made available to the public.

'Mono' and the MV for "Forever Rain" was released on October 23 KST. Within minutes upon release, multiple hashtags have also taken over Twitter's worldwide trends for RM's new music.

Meanwhile, BTS is currently on the 'Love Yourself' world tour. 

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caribbeangal Monday, October 22, 2018 1
Monday, October 22, 2018

87 countries now! BTS vs BTS lol

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walkertexasrange Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

!!!!

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Rainbow_Pearls Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

free mixtape with 0 promo did that

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nomanymore Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

I think you made this article little bit early lol we're at 87 now keke AND Tear record was 85. Get your facts right damn it

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Kpopistheonlypop Monday, October 22, 2018 2
Monday, October 22, 2018

I really do love that this fandom can fully support BTS’s solo work just as much as their group work.

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sweetandspicy746 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Yes, me as well. I love how if any of the members do solo projects, fans continue to support them

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Chalks985 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

So true, when a BTS member is doing a solo project, they can count on big fandom support. When RM announced the release of his mixtape, wasn't even worried about the solo stans. Just worried that there was little promo and short notice for the rest of the fandom to hear about it.

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borahae Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

so proud of this multitalented young man T___T

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Chalks985 Monday, October 22, 2018 1
Monday, October 22, 2018

Not just RM's but the other mixtapes are rising in the charts too. Look what happened in Sweden. All 3 mixtapes took the top stops on iTunes.

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sweetandspicy746 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

What a coincidence

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Rainbow_Pearls Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

only bts can beat and break bts records

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Ana13 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Sorry but ''Tear'' is not a repackage album, ''Answer'' is. So proud of Joon, he deserves everything!

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Lenoyuzu Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

👑👑👑

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JungkookxYonghwa Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

IT'S WHAT THE KING DESERVES!! 👑

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looveLess Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

So proud of my baby (,:

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walkertexasrange Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Whoever downvoted this article...I will find you and i will kill you

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Jh_Yui Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

wow, there was only a few days to prepare and it's free. Amazing!

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MbaG007 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Wiith only 2 days notice.

The only promo was the tracklist. 😭

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Jh_Yui Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

kinda sad for Tear because it was a great album but bts vs bts is ok with me.

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darkangel452 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

WOW, I think this will make it to the top ten of the BB200.

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MbaG007 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

*88 now and #2 in 4 countries.

Maybe we can reach 90, if France, Australia, Mongolia and Kenya snap.

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rinah108 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

answer had 77 #1’s and tear had 85

INFORM YOURSELF

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BangtanVIP Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

i was actually surprised that they are free download links on the youtube MV. I still stream on Apple Music since I use it and prefer it that way. Love the Album!

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Logan_W Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

I'm so glad he is finally getting some recognition and praise. He gets shit on the most in the group besides maybe Jimin (which is so weird because Jimin is one of the most popular) but Jimin gets shit on by outside antis - RM gets shit on by actual BTS fans and it's wild to me. He actually was my first Kpop crush back when they had just come out with Hormone Monster. I don't still think of him like that, but I've always recognized him for what he is - the leader of an incredibly talented group, the force that binds the other members together and the main pillar of the group. He may not be the best dancer or best visual or best singer - but there legit would be NO BTS without him & it broke my heart for so many years that he continuously would get shit on by actual fans & would get the lowest amount of cheers. It's only recently that people have started bringing that to light & sticking up for him & trying to get him just as many cheers which you can actually see in his reactions is new for him. It's so sad. He deserves so much love and praise yet just doesn't get it for whatever reason.

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jess_null Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

yes. Proud for our leader.

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bright_light Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Wow, congratulations Namjoon

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Adraxse Wednesday, October 24, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Love every aspect of this album! Listened to Forever Rain the moment it came out and instantly went ahead and bought one for myself. Once again RM shows just how talented he is. You don't even need to know the language in order to get the emotions and vibe from each track.

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Sarah_mia (Banned) Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

those 16 dislikes must be from smflop stans. Their favs can only top 20 countries even after that annoying mega media play

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Sarah_mia (Banned) Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Quality will stand the test of time. Only bts can do that. Their more than a year album ly:her is still charting at no3 on bb world albums.

Not like those media play flop groups. One week on chart then gone

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Wey Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tweets the links to the album, evens pins it. Except the links aren't for the paid platforms. Why are they like this lol?

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loveis4evergone Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

87 now!

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robocop52 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Congratulations Namjoon!

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Ale_Y Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

BTS' idea of promoting is a couple of tweets lol. At least they pinned it this time, progress I guess.

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Diamond_White Monday, October 22, 2018 5
Monday, October 22, 2018

I wonder if this is good though.. It might make him think about going solo...

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Jaerim Monday, October 22, 2018 1
Monday, October 22, 2018

lmao Rm has being doing solo stuff since way back. If he wanted to go solo he would've long time

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Chalks985 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Just a troll, like the ones talking about how BTS should disband because they've achieved enough already lol. Sad when BTS has accomplished so much that now they just complain BTS should disband.

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bangeryun94 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

He's not going solo.

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Ale_Y Monday, October 22, 2018 1
Monday, October 22, 2018

Sorry these aren't Western artists. Their labels actually let them make the music they want to make and have solo projects. So they have no reason to leave. J-Hope was the highest charting Korean artist and there was no question that he would leave. You tried.

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Diamond_White Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

lol... I tried what? I never said I wanted them to leave? I am a fan ass whole.

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Smlovesyg Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

i will acknowledge them when they get african countries like nigeria, ghana and south africa

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whatever101 Monday, October 22, 2018 5
Monday, October 22, 2018

considering his 1st mixtape was a FLOP with neither the songs or album making any impact on the charts its pretty impressive what 3 years and additional 53443787398793479373974 fans will do to ya solo career

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rairte Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018
>> neither the songs or album making any impact on the charts

Sales are a huge factor in charting. His first mixtape is not even on iTunes, Spotify, or other music platforms for sale when it was released. It's free to download on Soundcloud. They re-added Agust D to music platforms earlier this year but for RM... he used so many samples, it's gonna be a bitch to sort out especially since mixtapes technically shouldn't be monetized (because you're just sampling). I think Hope World was original and Agust D too (minus the first 2 tracks).

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Chalks985 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Yep, just goes to show how far he's come. Even though the last mixtape was listed as one of the best rap albums by Spin Magazine that year, this has gotten even better. So proud. Solo stans are a problem for everyone but really great to see a fanbase that really supports a member when he does a solo project and makes an album that's totally different from BTS music.

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gizzo507 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Well it received rave critics reviews even back then and was amongst the top hiphop tracks one should know. It was also any of the BTS members 1st solo, it was not planned and released.

Also, as kpopies keep complaining bout other underrated groups, sometimes good music gets overlooked cuz the group doesn't have many fans or media attention or people willing to listen.

So, I m glad we worked hard for BTS, so they could get more exposure for the amazing music they make.

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