BTS debuts at No.1 on the Global Albums Chart and sets new records!

Posted on October 31, 2016

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The seven-member South Korean boy band BTS, known as the Bangtan Boys,
has the World's No.1 Album this week, 'Wings', which sets new records.
'Wings' debuted with massive sales of 367,000, 347,240 of which were sold in Korea,
according to Hanteo. The album charted on the the U.K. Official Albums
Chart, and BTS made history as the first Korean act to do so. 'Wings'
also debuted at no.26 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 16,000
equivalent album sales, earned in the week ending October 13. It's the
highest charting and best-selling Kpop album ever in America, with
2NE1's 'Crush' previously holding the record at no.61 in 2014.


At No. 2 is 'Walls', the seventh studio album by the American rock
Band Kings Of Leon, debuting with sales of 165,000 globally, 68,100 of
which were in the United States according to Nielsen Music, 45,700 in
the UK according to OCC, around 10,000 in Germany according to GfK /
Media Control, 8,800 in Canada (Nielsen Music), another 5,700 in
Australia according to ARIA.


Utada Hikaru's previous No. 1, 'Fantôme', is at No.3 this week, after
selling another 69,000 copies and a total of 446,000 so far.


Adele's '25' is still the best-selling album of the year with exactly
4,191,000 sales since January 2016. With the additional 14,970,000 from
last year, the Album total sales is 19,2 million! It's the second
best-selling album of the Decade, surpassed only by Adele's
other superseller '21', which sold a total of 28,3 million since its
release.


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS
1. Wings - BTS - 367.000 sales this week - 382.000 total
2. Walls - Kings Of Leon - 165.000 sales 1st week
3. Fantôme - Utada Hikaru - 69.000 this week - 446.000 total
4. Revolution Radio - Green Day - 63.000 this week - 269.000 total
5. Day Breaks - Norah Jones - 56.000 this week - 164.000 total
6. Julien Doré - Julien Doré - 47.000 1st week
7. The Singles - Phil Collins - 38.000 1st week
8. 1 Of 1 - 샤이니(SHINee) - 35.000 this week - 124.000 total
9. Girlz N'Effect - Happiness - 33.000 this 1st week
10. 1992 - The Game - 32.000 this 1st week


TOP SELLING ALBUMS OUTSIDE THE TOP 10
Illuminate - Shawn Mendes - 31,000 - 324,000
Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots - 27,000 - 1,963,000
Suicide Squad - Soundtrack - 27,000 - 654,000
Oh My My - OneRepublic - 27,000 - 102,000
25 - Adele - 26,000 - 19,161,000
Chapter And Verse - Bruce Springsteen - 25,000 - 192,000
Encore Un Soir - Celine Dion - 22,000 - 676,000
22, A Million - Bon Iver - 22,000 - 169,000
Purpose - Justin Bieber - 21,000 - 5,088,000
The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers - 20,000 - 1,075,000
A Head Full Of Dreams - Coldplay - 19,000 - 3,679,000
Keep Me Singing - Van Morrison - 19,000 - 106,000
View - Drake - 17,000 - 2,462,000
Lemonade - Beyoncé - 15,000 - 2,540,000
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande - 15,000 - 878,000
Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 14,000 - 217,000
This Is Acting - Sia - 12,000 - 1,057,000
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway - Barbra Streisand -12,000 -
413,000
Immortalized - Disturbed - 11,000 - 1,024,000
Live At The Hollywood Bowl - the Beatles - 11,000 - 211,000
Wild World - Bastille - 11,000 - 203,000
Young As The Morning Old As The Sea - Passenger -11,000 -104,000
X - Ed Sheeran - 10,000 - 8,601,000
Anti - Rihanna - 9,000 - 1,366,000
Glory - Britney Spears - 8,000 - 274,000
21 by Adele - 7,000 - 28,267,000
Cleopatra - the Lumineers - 7,000 - 478,000
Blonde - Frank Ocean - 7,000 - 502,000
7/27 - Fifth Harmony - 7,000 - 378,000
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weekend - 6,000 - 2,278,000
A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead - 6,000 - 1,070,000
Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie by Volbeat 6,000 / 520,000
1989 - Taylor Swift - 5,000 - 9,721,000
California - Blink - 182 - 4,000 - 556,000



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