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BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' extends longest streak on Billboard 200 by K-pop group to 60 weeks

15:13 April 21, 2021

SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- "Map of the Soul: 7," an album by global superstar BTS, has remained on the Billboard 200 chart for the 60th consecutive week this week, extending its longest-streak record by a K-pop group or singer on the chart.

According to the latest Billboard chart results updated Tuesday (U.S. time), the album released in February 2020 came in at 113th on the U.S. music publisher's main albums chart.

This marks the album's 60th consecutive week on the highly competitive chart since it debuted atop the list in the final week of February last year.

Previously, the septet's 2018 album "Love Yourself: Answer" was on the chart for a total of 98 weeks but stayed on it for only 31 consecutive weeks.

This image, provided by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), shows the cover of BTS' 2020 hit album "Map of the Soul: 7" with RIAA's platinum certification mark on it. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows K-pop superstar BTS. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

This week, "BE," the K-pop act's latest album released in November, also ranked No. 117 to stay on the Billboard 200 chart for the 21st week in a row.

First place went to Taylor Swift's "Fearless (Taylor's Version)," a re-recorded album of the American top singer-songwriter's second studio album that dropped 13 years ago. Billboard said it is the first time re-recorded material has topped its albums chart.



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