From the moment BTS released their 4th full-length Japanese album on July 15, they’ve been creating even more history. On the first day alone according to Japan’s Oricon chart, MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~ sold 447,869 copes which not only set a new record for foreign artists but it also set a record as the most sold album out of all artists in Japan for the year.
Now, with the album’s first-week sales revealed, BTS has made history once more!
On July 21, Oricon reported MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~ had sold 564,000 copies in the first week. In doing so, BTS set a new record for the highest first-week sales ever achieved by male foreign artists. Previously, the record was set by TVXQ‘s Best Selection 2010 album with 413,000 copies sold.
Of course, this also added onto their record for having the most albums sold out of all artists in Japan this year too!
In addition to the new record, BTS’s MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~ also debuted in the top spot on Oricon’s weekly album rankings, becoming their sixth album to do so. Furthermore, BTS has also topped Oricon’s daily album chart for 6 consecutive days and counting.