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BTS makes history after earning fifth no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart with album 'BE'

Just after being nominated in the Grammys, BTS once again made history after earning their fifth no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart with their album "BE."

Billboard announced on Sunday that BTS' new album "BE" debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart.

Citing Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Billboard said the set which was released via Big Hit Entertainment on November 20 arrives with 242,000 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending November 26.

For the year 2020, BE is their second chart-topper following Map of the Soul: 7 which debuted at no. 1 on the chart last March.

According to Soompi, BTS is the first group to land two different albums at the No. 1 on Billboard 200 and the second artist overall following American rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again.

The report also said BTS is the first Korean artist to top the Billboard 200 with five different albums beginning at “Love Yourself: Tear” in June 2018, followed by “Love Yourself: Answer,” “Map of the Soul: Persona,” and most recently, “Map of the Soul: 7.”

According to Soompi, the last group to top the Billboard 200 with five consecutive albums was the Beatles during the 1960s.

Citing Billboard, Soompi said the "BE" album’s total score consisted of 177,000 traditional album sales, 35,000 track equivalent album (TEA) units, and 30,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units—which translates to 48.56 million on-demand audio streams in the album’s first week.

BTS was nominated for their single "Dynamite" in the best pop group performance field for the Grammy Awards 2020—Jannielyn Bigtas/MGP, GMA News

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