K-pop phenoms BTS are soaring to new heights.
The group, which have taken the world by storm, have just reached another milestone as the first group since the Beatles to have three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 albums chart in one year. They also have every single track from that album on the Billboard Top 40 Digital Songs chart.
Map Of The Soul: Persona, which was released April 12, is the group’s third album in the last 12 months to climb to the top. It was also the band’s “career-best week.”
Love Yourself: Tear reached the top in June, with Love Yourself: Answer following in September.
“Before BTS, the last traditional group (excluding the Glee ensemble, whose multiple cast members rotated) to log three leaders within such a quick span was the Beatles in 1995-96, when the band’s archival releases ‘Anthology 1,’ ‘Anthology 2’ and ‘Anthology 3’ all debuted at No. 1 in a stretch of 11 months and a week,” Billboard said.
Persona is also the fourth non-English album to be at No. 1 in the past year. The group’s other two albums and Andrea Bocelli’s album Si hold the other three spots.