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Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF 16 days ago

BTS is the 2nd-highest album selling artist in America in 2018

BTS has built an impressive record for themselves.

According to BuzzAngle’s 2018 Year-End Report on U.S. music industry consumption, the boys are not only the top-selling Korean artist in America, they're #2 overall in terms of album sales right behind Eminem. The boys 'Love Yourself: Tear' was at #14 on the Top Albums by Sales chart with 212,953 sales, and 'Love Yourself: Answer' was at #18 with 199,865 sales. They are also the #15 artist by total consumption. BTS is also one of the two artists on the list with more than one album ranking. 

In total, the boys sold a total of 603,307 albums cumulative, ahead of other artists such as Metallica, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Pink, Taylor Swift, Drake, and more.

You can check out the full report here.

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Miyaka08 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

nice one... congrats to BTS and ARMYs....

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Waf_Niel 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

BTS is truly in a different league and level :D

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simralumw26 (Banned) 16 days ago 0
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smie_04 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

WOW!!!!! :)

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limboshani45 (Banned) 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

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Chalks985 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

BTS is making history not just for Kpop or Korean artists for foreign language artists as well. It's crazy that this needs more hype because America's best selling albums have always been in English.

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Kyito 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

I don't wanna get into the btspop vs kpop debate but BTS is not getting enough credit with what've they've done as foreign artists and boy bands. They're out here speaking in another language and are one of the biggest artist in the world. Most famous singers do it in English or Spanish, but BTS has done this as Asian artists. That should be inspiring. Plus they're breaking the stereotype of boy band music. One Direction never even got a Grammy nomination and BTS have a good chance at winning.

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EliA345 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

More needs to be said about this. Before BTS' BBMA, there was barely anyone watching the Billboard charts. Now Asian acts and kpop groups are promoting here.

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Jh_Yui 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I've been seen that more now. Chinese artists are now trying to break through and even Japanese. I remember Japanese artists used to be so strict with their music and having it spread around. They're looking at what BTS' done

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Ale_Y 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

The comparisons between BTS and other groups are getting tiresome. BTS is making a legacy yet somehow it means all artists in that genre are competing with BTS and they deserve attention. You don't see articles on Lady Gaga and people bringing Halsey.

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hiroonakamura 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

BTS wont get the credit you say they deserve until they are big with the general audience. Right now it's their niche fandom that has made them get huge album sales numbers, which is never the case with the other artists that end up getting craze.

As long as casual fans dont start talking about them and buying their stuff, the media will treat them as a niche artist.

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Queen_Sana 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

wow they are killing it wow beating singers in there own country is really amazing and that too super famous singers

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love_isplus21 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

Glad I contributed to that number

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Fan_from_India 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

Thank you so much🙏

Please continue supporting them

Their next album should see even bigger no.

I am planning to buy few albums myself and will gift it to younger ARMYs at my office



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Riakvix 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

I'm scared for the next comeback. It's gonna be HUGE! I see so many new armys and that Promise beating Drake's record. We're going to break the internet.

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Fan_from_India 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Yup and let's support them.

The most important aspect for all the success and positive attention they are gaining is due to their connection with the fans. This is possible only if an artist is true to himself/herself. Their music is honest

And their achievements is gonna be hard to replicate

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yaya202 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Many Thanks .

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caribbeangal 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Thank u!

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bright_light 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

Good job boys, proud. I've noticed recently korean media have been calling more groups a worldwide group i'm sorry but no group comes close to what BTS is doing they've truly taken over the world, maybe it's the company wanting everyone to believe their group is on BTS's level but the fact is their not until then the title belongs to BTS only that's how i see it

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TrVix 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Still mad that the Korean media didn't think what a huge deal it was that BTS' album got a Grammy nomination. This is the same category that Sinatra, Bowie, and Madonna have won. One Direction never got a nomination.

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Indri_hapsari 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Sm n yg is on fire of jealousy.. 😂😂😂😂😂

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LadyLuna22 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I think what they meant by a worldwide group is that the group is gaining a larger international fanbase

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Daxel 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Aye, we lit.


Proud of them.

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DetN 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

And they're #15 for Top Artist by Consumption. The 2nd highest of any group.


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Rosevlight 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Outsold Beatles, Maroon 5, and Cardi B.

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darkangel452 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Kings!!! Second only to Eminem guys! EMINEM!


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marisara 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

So happy for BTS!! They dared to go to America with a goal & a bit scared but they persevered & conquered! Congratulations to BTS, ARMY & Bighit for a work well done! 😀💜🎉🎉🎉🎉

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gizzo507 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Wow, this is beyond my imagination! Never thought this could happen right now despite their immense popularity in US. They are best selling not only in Korea but in US too. BTS keep going higher!

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smie_04 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Our bangtan boys made it!!! Congrats BTS and ARMYsss paid off all the efforts :)

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TrVix 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

Don't wanna jump to conclusions, but they're one of the tops groups in the States now. After one amazing year. I think this might translate to some BBMA and AMA awards as best group.

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Ale_Y 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

One of the singers of Imagine Dragons tweeting that he couldn't stop watching BTS videos. I'd say the boys are on the radar and they really are one of the biggest groups right now.

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Meeks 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

In terms of sales and streams they around the top 3 music groups right now. Fingers crossed that they get some nomination.

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Jh_Yui 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

little by little, they'll be getting more awards for their music

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Kyito 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

All these petty dislikes and they say armys are the worst fandoms. All BTS articles no matter how minor get +30 dislikes. You don't see that from other groups.

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M_Sat 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

for real, if all armys really are toxic as they claim, other groups would have 100 dislikes cause that's the average likes on a bts article. but instead they get at most 10.

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vop087 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

This is why BTS's Hanteo and Gaon numbers are so different. They're best sellers internationally and those aren't counted in Hanteo.

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Ale_Y 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

It's kinda sad when people didn't know the difference. That's probably why they think BTS "suddenly" got popular a la BBMA. They weren't paying attention to the numbers...BTS was getting bigger internationally and slowly doing it.

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kpop9087 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

People only started to pay attention after that Billboard and AMA because it was hard to deny them. But BTS' albums were already charting on BB200 YEARS before those awards.

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Fan_from_India 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Whoa 😀

Congratulations 👏👏👏👏👏

Super

Love them

Next comeback ARMYs let’s make them the fastest artists to sell 3M & more album copies

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unibias 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

solid hard work and determination, great job boys ! 2019 we shall spread our wings wider and fly farder.

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Riakvix 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Eminem, Drake, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga. BTS's name is among the biggest artists in the States. They're really breaking through the market.

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Jh_Yui 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

it's crazy how far they've come. now they're competing beyond the big 3 artists, beyond the kpop genre.

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caribbeangal 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

They have truly paved in the path in the U.S. go boys! This year will be amazing.

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Chalks985 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

2019 is going to be BTS' year!!

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Meeks 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

RM said it but we really need Yoongi to make it happen. He makes the prediction. :)

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L7842 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Agreed.

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shyloone 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Congrats ma boys, im still enjoying my album

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teleri 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Congratulations! And flipping all the jealous haters LOL

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Blue1 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

KINGS!

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Sofia96 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Daaaamn. Congrats! That's impressive!

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EliA345 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

This is just a taste too. BTS is charting not only in Korea, Japan, and the US. They're actually global. Others are trying to make in the States while BTS is charting in Latin America and Europe too.

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vivalavixx 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Already platinum in Brazil and close to certification in Germany, the 4th largest music market :)

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jcin 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Haters are going to pretend this doesn't mean anything, but y'all know that next year they'll be looking at BuzzAngle's report. Always following in BTS's path.

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Kyito 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

you know the news looks really good when the haters get really quiet too.

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Mikayla_jaden 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

congrats to the boys my seven princes you deserve this

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Meeks 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

2019 is the year BTS are rivaling Western artists oof.

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Jh_Yui 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Yas

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Capricorns_Rule 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I wish I could say I was surprised by this but I'm not. Congratulations BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) You deserve this for all the hard work you put into dancing, singing, and rapping.

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yaya202 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Wow Daebak !

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darkangel452 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I'm so proud of them T_T

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L7842 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Damn. I am proud. Go BTS!

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honeynaomi 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

Man they must be rich. I don’t know why they don’t take a break though

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vop087 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

They're taking a break now right?

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Queeeenie 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

They are touring up till March I believe and are recording their next album which we are expecting in the first half of 2019. Their Vlive show is back on so they are probably filming for that.

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whatever101 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

BTS be like




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changminbaby 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

kings !!

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SongKaixi 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

Wait Eminem had an album?

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darkangel452 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Yes, Kamikaze, it was huge!

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SongKaixi 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I totally missed this and I have no idea how.

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vop087 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

He dropped it unannounced too and it dominated the charts.

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ohohcollinBB 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Wow it's been ages and still no one can ever beat Eminem

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jaybeeonline 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Army, Please help us debut, Kim Seung Hoon. watch his video on VLive and click hearts as much as you can. https://channels.vlive.tv/BEB80F/home https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b401

thank you, army!

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karakamilia 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Low-key, no hate but a total of 603,307 albums is not very impressive or at least all that.

2018 was a very lazy year for American pop artist. It was hard and lazy haha. No one actually came out with pow-wow album, if they had ... Idk. Things would be different.

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hiroonakamura 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

the power of kpop fans who buys more than one album from their favorite group is BIG

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M_Sat 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Anyone know where the report is? The link's not working for me.

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Mikayla_jaden 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

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MaeilKpop 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

Wow, it looks like sales of physical albums have gone way down even in the USA. I remember when the top bands would sell several million albums a year, sometimes more than 10 million. I guess everything is digital now.

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Rosevlight 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

That's why people in the US music industry are studying BTS and are envious of them. Digital sales don't make a lot of money but albums do. BTS have a growing fanbase but not only are the fans buying their music, they're looking up old albums and buying it too. That's very unusual.

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Meeks 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I remember RM saying that too--that people are buying their old albums and that's pretty different. HER, +1 year album, just outsold Tear this week.

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DetN 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

That's the trend for most music nowadays. Most people go digital but BTS is definitely the exception.

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Riakvix 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Physical album sales have been out for the past 20 years. BTS are the rare artists can still turn out album sales.

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Uibyong 16 days ago 9
16 days ago

Sad when selling a mere 600,000 albums puts you at #2. That's not even platinum level.

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Chalks985 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Let's hope you're not running a label. They're the 2nd highest best selling artist in the biggest market in the world and they're doing it as an independent label in a foreign language. But somehow you think this is not good enough.

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DetN 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

You're just trying to minimize this achievement, just like haters minimize a Grammy-nominated album. Nice try.

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vop087 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

Their album are one its way to being platinum, don't worry.

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Stopudelulu 16 days ago 9
16 days ago

druggie bang can never relate

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Riakvix 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Can we report on this person? he/she really gives army a bad name, always dragging other groups

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Ricu 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Trust me, I've tried to report this troll more than once as well as other users (who talk even worse shit!), but, apparently, akp decided to tolerate trolls and bullies on this site and doesn't want to ban them or at least delete the comments that really go way too far with racism/ sexism/ bullying of other users.

It's really sad, honestly.

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Army_of_Inspirit 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

who the hell are you talking about

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kizaru_hijin 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

ryenlux still at it with showing his true personality with this hater account, while desperately trying to seem nice as ryenlux...

what to expect from a pathetic racist scum, who hates south korea and even resorts to using multiple accounts, like stopudelulu, holdthisLnoobs and kpoptrashtalker to hate around on a daily basis...

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Brown_Cream 16 days ago 9
16 days ago

How is this possible?, I don't understand why Eminen is the highest selling artist with that wack ass voice of his lol

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Man_Dao 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

You sir, Go back into a sperm and never be reborn again

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Brown_Cream 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Lol, just another talentless hack that ppl throw their money at, he can rhyme and flow but sounds like a dork, don't be so butt hurt and you'll be better off

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Ale_Y 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

nah he's way better than those mumble rappers. he can actually freestyle and a good flow.

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Brown_Cream 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

The point is his voice sucks and shouldn't be on the list let alone #1

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ygwinner 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

Eminen will still be around in 10 yrs. when BTS is gone forever.

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ygwinner 16 days ago 7
16 days ago

the media play on these guys are ridiculous. always BH pay to have articles like this without any solid proof. And they don't bring in as much money at they claim...


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Jzee_Hamilton 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Dude, do you understand English? Read the title again.

Btw, if you want detailed breakdown/explanation, I suggest you find article in Soompi and Forbes.

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Doodles 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

That picture is totally unrelated to the topic of this article. That is concert revenue and those numbers count even the years BTS hadn't even debuted yet and did not hold big concerts for many years cause they were not at the level they are now, nor had the money for it. Make it fair and do a comparison of the last 2 years of all those groups and see where they are at in the list.


Really, stop trying to fool yourself. We all know where BTS is at right now, and it is above many in that list.

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Indri_hapsari 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I am a veteran kpopers so i respect a lot for the seniors who opened the gate for kpop to the world..even bts r so respectfull to their sunbae, but the fact now is bts also becames a legend for their new achievement that brings kpop to a whole new level...there is gonna be another kpop act in the future who will beat bts's record , but people will always remember who BTS are😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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