BTS run the show on the World Albums chart once again this week with their Map of the Soul: 7 title, which has now risen and fallen several times. The group controls 70% of the top 10 once again, proving their incredible dominance once more.
As they lead once again, another one of BTS’s successful full-lengths is celebrating hitting a very special milestone on the World Albums chart, one which they group has reached before with previous projects.
BTS’s Map of the World: Persona lifts from No. 9 to No. 7 in what has turned out to be a very notable frame on the list. As of this week, the set has now lived on the World Albums chart for 104 weeks, or exactly two full years.
Map of the World: Persona debuted in first place on the World Albums chart when it was first unleashed in the spring of 2019, and since then, it has found space close to the top of the tally more often than not.
The LP is one of BTS’s 11 that have gone right to No. 1 on the World Album chart throughout their years together, and it is also one of their 14 to reach the top 10. Amazingly, only one release from the South Korean septet that has placed on the tally has missed the highest tier on the roster.
Map of the World: Persona is BTS’s fourth-longest-charting release on the World Albums chart, and it’s the band’s fourth to rack up at least 104 weeks somewhere on the 15-space list. Ahead of the chart-ruling title when looking at the septet’s longest-running charting releases are Love Yourself: Tear, Love Yourself: Answer and Love Yourself: Her, which have all progressed far past two full years on the ranking, though none have yet made it to three.
Released in April 2019, the Map of the World: Persona EP was perhaps the project that turned BTS from rising talents to true hitmakers. While the band had already reached No. 1 on both the World Albums chart and the all-encompassing, all-genre Billboard 200, they had yet to land a massive single…but all that changed with Map of the World: Persona. The set produced the top 10 win “Boy With Luv,” which was aided by American pop singer Halsey. The group followed that smash up with “Make It Right,” which was remixed to feature alt-pop singer-songwriter Lauv.
Both “Make It Right” and “Boy With Luv” spent their fair share of time on the Hot 100 and various other Billboard rankings, and all of a sudden, BTS weren’t relying on just being viral sensations, as they had become hitmakers in their own right.