BTS continue to make big splashes stateside.
The South Korean K-pop sensations debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with their latest studio album Love Yourself: Tear.
Love Yourself: Tear was released May 18 by BigHit Entertainment and sold 135,000 first week equivalent album units in the U.S., with 100,000 units by way of traditional album sales.
Not only is the new album BTS’ first chart-topping project, it is also the first time any K-pop album has landed atop the golden standard of U.S. charts. Furthermore, it is the first primarily foreign-language No. 1 album in over 12 years.
The seven-man boy band’s second-strongest effort was Love Yourself: Her, which debuted and peaked at No. 7 on Oct. 7’s Billboard chart.
The rest of this week’s top 5 is as follows: Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys at No. 2, Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever is No. 3, Five Finger Death Punch’s And Justice for None debuts at No. 4, and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy returns to round out the top 5.