9:34 pm - 04/12/2019

BTS' latest album breaks Melon then takes over the charts (+ other achievements so far)


BTS Sweeps All Major Realtime Charts With “Boy With Luv” And “Map Of The Soul: Persona”

BTS has soared to the top of the charts!

On April 12 at 6 p.m. KST, BTS released “Map of the Soul: Persona” including the title track “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey.
By 7 p.m. KST, “Boy With Luv” had already taken No. 1 on the realtime charts of six major music sites including Soribada, Genie, Naver, Bugs, Mnet, and Flo.

It’s reported that after the album’s release, users were not able to access the mobile site of Korea’s largest music site Melon for about an hour. Popular realtime search terms on a portal site included “Melon error,” “Access Melon,” and BTS’s song title “Boy With Luv.”
A source from Melon stated, “Due to the influx of traffic, it is not connecting on mobile.” They added, “We are currently identifying the cause of the error and restoring.”

By 8 p.m. KST, it appeared the issue had been corrected and BTS’s “Boy With Luv” made its debut on Melon at No. 1.
This means that BTS has now taken the top spot on every major realtime chart in Korea with their new title track!
Meanwhile, the major charts also include BTS’s b-sides following “Boy With Luv” at the top of the charts. For example, songs from “Map of the Soul: Persona” have taken over the top 10 on Melon.

Congratulations to BTS!

What’s your favorite song on “Map of the Soul: Persona”?

source: soompi (1, 2, 3)

As of now, BWL has 41M views and the 7 songs of Persona are occupying all 7 first spots on Melon. Also, I need an official source to confirm this but I've read that sales for Persona reached around 1,4m copies on Hanteo, seemingly breaking in one day the record for highest first week sales on Hanteo. Legends.
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goshipgurl 12th-Apr-2019 08:58 pm (UTC)
My guess is that they will end up with around 70m views for the first 24 hours
pinklunacy 12th-Apr-2019 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping my hopes sort of low tbh. I don't see how they could not beat Blackpink's record but the gap might no be so bif. With how fast their views are increasing and taking into accounts BTS' history with youtube, I expect a large chunk of views to be deleted by youtube when it's time to release the official numbers.
rockerista03 12th-Apr-2019 09:21 pm (UTC)
Here’s the source for the Hanteo record, OP. Also they just became the first Asian artist to surpass 5 billion streams on Spotify.
pinklunacy 12th-Apr-2019 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update! Legends indeed!! This (the hanteo thing) might deserve a separate post not only because it's HUGE but also because I never know how much post editing is allowed on omona...
mc1a 12th-Apr-2019 09:29 pm (UTC)
When people think other groups are poised to usurp BTS as global kpop stars and then BTS have their comeback 💅🏻
nekokonneko 12th-Apr-2019 09:46 pm (UTC)
it's just such an utterly ridiculous thing to try to claim now when they're still going up and up and up. like, come on. there's cross-selling and there's outright lying
pikapika217 12th-Apr-2019 09:47 pm (UTC)
we don't have to revel in others misery, revel in and be humble in the face of our success . it's what the boys would want
skybluecotton 12th-Apr-2019 10:25 pm (UTC)
pinklunacy 12th-Apr-2019 10:02 pm (UTC)
lmao, my favourite thing about that picture is what happens after the group hug


nothing can stop jk's muscles
skybluecotton 12th-Apr-2019 10:25 pm (UTC)
For me, this is one of the cutest news that came out from their comeback: Park Hyungsik doesn't understand why he needs to promote BTS
rockerista03 12th-Apr-2019 11:06 pm (UTC)
lmao Choi Woosik and Park Seo Joon don’t understand why either. I was cackling when I saw their tweets and IG posts. Hwarang hyungs remain wrapped around Taehyung’s finger ig.
reader17 12th-Apr-2019 11:54 pm (UTC)
I am enjoying the song, the more I listen to it the more I like it. I am so happy for them! I am hoping they break the record but I am always afraid since Youtube seems to always remove thousands of views from their videos. I am slowly listening to the rest of the album on Spotify. Have to listen to them all again to come up with a favorite!
jackieee94 13th-Apr-2019 01:08 am (UTC)
It’s what they deserve 🥰
tsubaki874 13th-Apr-2019 02:01 am (UTC)

The title of this post confuses me. By last does it mean this is their final album? I don't really follow BTS so forgive my ignorance

pinklunacy 13th-Apr-2019 02:07 am (UTC)
I meant to write "latest" and wrote "last" instead - which translates to the same word in my language, except with different meanings! It certainly isn't their final album!!
lizanka23 13th-Apr-2019 02:03 am (UTC)
i'm liking this comeback. i think the only song i can't get into is dionysus with all the autotune/ vocal processing
lydzi 13th-Apr-2019 03:03 am (UTC)
The autotune is.... Idek. I feel like they didn't used it so much in precedent albums ? Who thought it would be a good idea to feature it so much in the songs is a mystery to me :/ I didn't listen to lots of songs of the album but they all seem to be laced with it.

Edited at 2019-04-13 03:04 am (UTC)
jyusou 13th-Apr-2019 02:37 am (UTC)
I feel bad for saying this, but this all feels undeserved. I am always happy for their success but I wish it wasn't for this album. HYYH perhaps, LY:T perhaps, but not this.
pwrpuffgrl 13th-Apr-2019 04:17 am (UTC)
I think it's because this album comes after two years of non stop promo and tour, with thousands of new fans esp in the west so the numbers reflect that, no necessarily the quality.
lydzi 13th-Apr-2019 03:01 am (UTC)
I 'm liking a lot more the song in this early bright morning. It's a very cool title to listen to when the sun rises for some odd reason. It's very "fresh", kinda summerish. I still hate the autotune :v
broadway_bound3 13th-Apr-2019 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm wondering how overseas sales affect Hanteo. Because recently US Target has been selling BTS and EXO albums. Is the store's bulk order added to Hanteo or is it only what the customer buys? Either way I'm still heading out today to get my copy (it's a couple dollars cheaper than gmarket and I get instant gratification as opposed to waiting.)
nekokonneko 13th-Apr-2019 12:42 pm (UTC)
Overseas sales that affect Hanteo are really only from the same online kpop shops that people were using before BTS blew up. And after that, there was more of a push from fans to buy albums in a way that counts for their respective international charts. So, while there is a boost Gaon is more what reflects the boon in overseas sales since they take into account shipments via Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc. Hanteo only reflects sales from certain local shops and certain online ones.
honeebs 13th-Apr-2019 02:51 pm (UTC)
I like it, i think they really stepped out with some new sounds but keeping it in their sound.

Who is that on Home? Lead

Make it right, is the song of the mini for me.

Boywithluv is flat for me, cheap easy even.
pinklunacy 13th-Apr-2019 04:41 pm (UTC)
Home sounds like it's 50% rap line, 50% Jimin but it's hard to tell because at some points Jimin, Jin and Jungkook's voices all just blend together.
pinklunacy 13th-Apr-2019 05:01 pm (UTC)
Welp. I just got back from shopping downtown (I live in a medium size city in France) and I saw two separate groups of teenagers loitering around while blasting BWL on bluetooth speakers. If you'd told me a few years ago that Kpop would one day be so casually present in my day to day life, I wouldn't have believed it. How the tables have turned...
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