Posted by drifter6,098 pts Monday, July 15, 2019

BTS occupies 41.9% of total album sales of top 100 Kpop artists


According to the data of Top 100 selling artists in the first half of 2019, out of 10 album copies sold out, there are 4 of BTS's albums.

According to the analyzed data of the first half of 2019 released by Gaon Chart recently, the results of top 100 artists' album sales showed that BTS accounted for 41.9% with a total of 3,998,455 albums. The survey showed that BTS's occupancy rate increased by 16.6% compared to that in the first half of 2018.

BTS' album "MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA" occupied No.1 on the Top 100 Albums chart when 3,499,980 copies were consumed. Additionally, the album "BTS World OST" performed and produced by BTS reached No.2 when selling out 498,455 copies after 4 days of its release.

3rd place went to the album "YOU MADE MAY DAWN" by Seventeen with 466,963 copies sold.

On the other hand, the total number of consumed albums as of Top 400 obtained 12.93 million copies - an increase of 2.45 million copies compared to the same period last year (10,477,619 copies).

The representative of Gaon Chart said, "In the first half of this year, album sales have risen by 2.4 million copies over the same period last year. Even without Wanna One, the artist who recorded album sales of about 1.5 million copies in the first half of last year, such large increase in album sales was due to the strong growth of BTS' album sales."


Tenasia = Reporter Kim Soo Kyung ksk@tenasia.co.kr

Photo = Provided by Big Hit Entertainment

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Kirsty_Louise10,129 pts Monday, July 15, 2019 1
Monday, July 15, 2019

Even as an ARMY I'm constantly amazed by BTS' achievements, those numbers are impressive. KINGS! 👑


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lidora424 pts Monday, July 15, 2019 1
Monday, July 15, 2019

Oh my my my, I love Bts World OST, but still am amazed that it sold with high numbers. It's 'just' a soundtrack for a game. Congratulation to Bts!


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