12:46 pm - 03/08/2018
Mini BTS Round-Up Post: OST for Japanese Drama + Gaon Sales/Billboard Rankings
BTS is singing for the soundtrack of a Japanese drama! On March 8, it was revealed that the group is singing the theme song for the Japanese remake of tvN drama “Signal.”
The track is titled “Don’t Leave Me,” and it is a hip hop track with EDM vibes. The song will also be included in BTS’s third Japanese studio album “Face Yourself.”
RM commented, “This is our first time singing a drama theme song, and we are honored to participate in the theme song for a drama that was successful in Korea. We completed a perfect track.”
Jungkook added, “I hope people can focus more on the drama while listening to our theme song,” and J-Hope concluded, “We hope people watching the drama will enjoy this song.”
The Japanese remake of “Signal” will premiere on April 10 via Kansai TV.
Bonus: here you can find the full tracklist for their upcoming Japanese album.
BTS continues to break its own Gaon Chart record for highest number of album sales!
On March 8, Gaon Chart announced that BTS’s latest album “Love Yourself: Her” had cumulatively sold over 1.6 million copies since its release in September. According to Gaon Chart, the album sold 28,090 copies in February, bringing the total number of sales to a staggering 1,613,924 albums.
BTS originally broke the record for the highest sales of any one album (not including repackaged albums) in Gaon Chart history with “Love Yourself: Her” back in September 2017. Since then, it has gone on to set the record higher and higher as its cumulative sales continue to rise.
The album also set a new record on the Billboard 200 chart in October 2017 for the highest ranking ever achieved by a K-pop artist (peaking at No. 7) and has continued to perform well on the chart since. (LY:Her has been on the chart for as many weeks as prior kpop albums combined)
Congratulations to BTS on its impressive ongoing achievement!
BTS’s J-Hope has achieved a huge milestone with his latest mixtape “Hope World”!
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.
J-Hope’s solo mixtape entered the chart at No. 63 for the week ending March 1. According to Nielsen Music, the album earned 9,000 equivalent album units, with 8,000 of the sum coming from traditional album sales.
The BTS member has now become the highest ranking K-pop solo act on the Billboard 200. So far, only four other K-pop soloists, including BoA, BIGBANG’s Taeyang, G-Dragon, and SHINee’s Jonghyun, have charted on the Billboard 200.
Congratulations to J-Hope on his Billboard 200 debut!
Source: Naver, TV Report via Soompi | OSEN via Soompi | Billboard via Soompi
PS: I'm waiting for dicon/Dispatch to release pics/vids with all the members to make a post about it.