BTS Score Their Fifth No. 1 Album with “Be”

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BTS on the "Today" show in 2020. Photo by Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock (10563400al)

BTS can always count on their army of fans to help them propel each of their albums to the no. 1 spot by streaming it all day long. That also happens to be the case with their latest album Be, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, becoming their fifth record to do so.

With 242,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. during its first week, Be surged to the top of the Billboard 200, and its success is truly historic. BTS is the fastest group to earn five number-one albums since the Beatles, and the second act to have two chart-topping albums in 2020 after YoungBoy Never Broke Again.

BTS previously hit no. 1 in the US with Map of the Soul: 7, which came out back in February. Their success on the charts comes shortly after they scored a Grammy nomination for best pop duo/group performance with “Dynamite”, becoming the first K-pop act to do so.

When it comes to the rest of the Billboard 200 chart for this week, Megan Thee Stallion came in second with her debut album Good News. Ariana Grande’s former no. 1 album Positions took the third spot a month after its original release.