BTS’ new album reaches over 1.5 million pre-orders in South Korea
K-pop group BTS has sold over 1.5 million of its “Love Yourself: Answer” album locally, K-Pop Herald reports.
Their agency, Big Hit Entertainment, announced that the upcoming album reached a total of 1,511,910 orders after being released in July 18. The pre-order period ended on July 25. This marks the highest number of pre-orders of BTS.
The pre-order sales for “Love Yourself: Answer” narrowly beat the sales of their previous release, “Love Yourself: Tear”, with the former selling 62,000 more pre-orders than the latter.
Apart from this, “Love Yourself: Answer” also claimed the number one spot in Amazon’s CDs and vinyl category for seven days.
The boys continue to chart on the Billboard 200 as this is their ninth straight week on the top 200 charts, with “Love Yourself: Tear” ranking number 49.
“Love Yourself: Answer” will be released on Aug. 24, a day before the boys will kick start their “Love Yourself” world tour at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. JB
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