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BTS Update: Bangtan Boys' 'Love Yourself: Tear' Targeting Billboard 200; Could Make New Record Next Week

by Jessica Rapir / May 25, 2018 12:55 AM EDT
BTS is predicted to make another record next week and the boys' new album 'Love Yourself: Tear' is expected to peak at No. 1 in the Billboard 200. Photo by BTS/Facebook

BTS had broken several music records in the past, and the boys are predicted to make another one next week. BTS's new album Love Yourself: Tear is expected to peak at No. 1 in the Billboard 200 next week following their victory at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

Billboard cited some industry forecasters who predicted that Love Yourself: Tear has a huge chance to reach the No. 1 spot in the coming days. The publication noted that it is not surprising that BTS will reach the top spot considering the boys' win and successful first performance at the BMAs, not to mention the band's strong Army.

Given all these, Billboard said Tear could easily surpass BTS's own record for the largest week recorded ever by a K-pop act in album sales and chart rank. At the moment, the K-pop's biggest week on the chart is held by BTS's 2017 album Love Yourself: Her. It debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with 31,000 units sold.

BTS's Love Yourself: Tear will debut on the June 2-dated Billboard 200 chart. The Top 10 for the given week is slated to be revealed on May 27. Post Malone's album Beerbongs & Bentleys is currently at the top of the chart. It is followed by Pink's Beautiful Trauma.

Meanwhile, the BTS latest album is also at the fourth spot on Billboard Artist 100 at the moment. Pink topped the recent Artist 100 chart, followed by Post Malone in the second spot, and Drake in third.

Pink returned to the list as her 2017 Beautiful Trauma album also goes back on the chart due to the ticket/album sale redemption offer that is tied to the singer's upcoming tour. Pink's album also topped the Billboard 200 when she released Beautiful Trauma in November 2017, and she also hit the No. 1 spot on the Artist 100.

The Billboard Artist 100 measures the artist's popularity based on activities such as music consumption, album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming, and social media fan engagement. The Billboard 200, on the other hand, ranks the most widely popular albums of the week. Billboard based the ranking on traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.

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