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BTS's 'Love Yourself: Tear' Named One Of Bestselling Foreign-Language Albums In U.S.

by Jessica Rapir / Jul 11, 2018 02:01 AM EDT
BTS's 'Love Yourself: Tear' named one of the bestselling foreign-language albums in the U.S. Photo by BTS/Facebook

BTS has a new feat to add in their long list of achievements this year. The septet's latest LP, Love Yourself: Tear, has been named one of the best selling non-English albums in the U.S. for the first half of the year.

The Bangtan Boys' third album is at No. 9 on Nielsen Music's Mid-Year Report's ranking of the Top 10 Physical Albums sold for the first half of 2018. The Greatest Showman soundtrack is at the top spot, Forbes Magazine reported. Jason Aldean's new album comes in second, followed by the latest LP from Dave Matthews Band.

Love Yourself: Tear sold 132,000 copies in the U.S. alone. This makes it the most successful Korean album this year and the bestselling foreign-language album as well. Nielsen Music's latest ranking comes as no surprise to many.

Tear previously made history as the first-ever album by a Korean act to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It sold over 1.44 million physical copies in South Korea ahead of its worldwide release. The success of the album has been credited to the members of the BTS Army who purchased four different packaging variants of the LP. 

Tear is currently at No. 47 on the Billboard 200. It is already the seventh consecutive week that the album stays on the chart. The K-pop group also peaked at No. 1 on Social 50 and No. 5 on Artist 100.

The Bangtan Boys' latest 11-track album was released on May 18 along with its hit single "Fake Love." The title track also broke into the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 when it debuted at No. 10 on the chart dated June 2.

Meanwhile, the sale of Tear is expected to further soar because of BTS's upcoming Love Yourself world tour. It is slated to kick off at Seoul's Olympic Stadium on August 25 before heading to the U.S. The septet will have a four-night concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center starting on September 5.

BTS will also visit four other cities in the States and one in Canada before heading to Europe. Tickets for all of Love Yourself tour stops are already sold out.

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