January 16, 2021
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BTS Beat The Beatles And Taylor Swift To Chart The Most Bestselling Albums This Week

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K Pop Band BTS Visits ″Today″ Show

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop … [+] boy band BTS visit the “Today” Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage)


Looking at the highest reaches of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, which ranks the 100 bestselling full-lengths in the U.S. every week, it’s clear that names like Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Harry Styles and even NCT rule…but when one browses the entire tally, another name stands out as the best-performing.

BTS claim the most spaces on this week’s Top Album Sales chart, as they occupy more spaces than any other act, including some of the most successful and bestselling of all time.

This frame, BTS chart five different projects on the Top Album Sales list, and while they don’t sit at No. 1, they aren’t far from the penthouse. Up first for the South Korean vocal outfit is their latest launch BE, which improves slightly to No. 8. Sadly, that is the only title from the septet to appear in the top 40 this time around.

Down at No. 45 comes Map of the Soul: 7, which gains some ground, rising from No. 59. Further down on the ranking is Skool Luv Affair, which also steps up, but only by one rung. The band’s two other charting titles, Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Her, both return to the Top Album Sales roster after falling off not long ago. Those efforts currently sit at Nos. 89 and 98, respectively.

Behind BTS when looking at the musical acts who chart the most titles on the Top Album Sales list are The Beatles, who own four spots this week. Their legendary collections Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1 and Revolver settle at Nos. 10, 30, 50 and 95, respectively.

Taylor Swift comes in third place in terms of the artists who fill the most spots this frame, as three of her full-lengths are present this time around. Back in first place for another go is her second surprise release, Evermore. Its predecessor and sister album Folklore isn’t far behind, as it pushes to No. 3. Her third and final charting effort, Lover, surges from No. 93 to No. 54 as a large number of fans rush to buy her 2019 pop release.

It’s not uncommon for BTS to chart more than a single title on the Top Album Sales ranking at once, but claiming more spots than anyone else is a major coup, especially when the South Korean vocalists are up against titans like those mentioned above. This week isn’t the first time the seven-member group has earned this specific honor, and it surely won’t be the last, either.