BTS has achieved another great milestone, with the band's third no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Map of the Soul: Persona, which debuted on April 12, started with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 19. According to Nielsen Music, it was a career-best week for the K-Pop band.
While it usually takes most acts years to accumulate three no. 1 albums, but for BTS it took just under 11 months. They got their first no. 1 with Love Yourself: Tear, which was dated at June 2, 2018, then got their second with Love Yourself: Answer on Sept. 8, 2018, and now they have their third with Persona.
BTS is the first group since The Beatles to hold such a record, and of course the Army is showing their support online. This is also the band's first no.1 record in the UK, as well as the Scotland, charts.