SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- A new album from massively successful K-pop band BTS has surpassed 2.6 million copies in presales at home and abroad, the group's management agency said Tuesday.
Preorders became available on Wednesday, and in the first five days of the pre-order period, "Map of the Soul: Persona" sold 2,685,030 copies, Big Hit Entertainment said citing data from the album's distributor iRiver.
The forthcoming album has been at No. 1 on Amazon's CDs & Vinyl Best Sellers list in the United States for a week.
The seven-piece group will premiere the album on the famous American live television show "Saturday Night Live" on April 13.