March 15, 2019 09:55
Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, landed in the annual best-selling album chart released on Wednesday by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the worldwide record music industry.
BTS's two albums "Love Yourself: Answer" and "Love Yourself: Tear" ranked No. 2 and 3 on the IFPI's global top albums of 2018, becoming the first K-pop act to make the chart.
"Love Yourself: Answer" is a repackaged version of their third full-length album "Love Yourself: Tear."
"BTS's ongoing phenomenal success is evident by them taking both second and third place in the album chart and demonstrates how their music has the power to engage with people all over the world. Their work, talent and dedication is matched by the passion and commitment of their global fanbase," the IFPI said.
The chart combines global sales of physical and digital albums to rank the best-selling albums of the year. The soundtrack album of "The Greatest Showman" topped the list while the soundtrack for "A Star is Born" ranked fourth.
BTS are set to release their new album "Map of the Soul: Persona" on April 12 and showcase their new songs live on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" the next day.
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