CONFIRMED: BTS sets Guinness World Record for Best Selling Album

South Korean Boys Band, Bangtan Sonyeondan, popularly known as BTS, has set Guinness World Record as their album “Map of Soul: Persona” becomes the Best Selling Album in South Korean history.

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Guinness World Records confirmed an inquiry request on behalf of Billboard finding that the septet’s Billboard 200 Chart topping EP, released in April, surpassed the previous 1995 sales record set by Kim Gun-mo’s Mis-Encounter, also known as Wrongful Encounter or Wrongful Meeting.

According to Guinness World Records, “Map of the Soul: Persona” by BTS (South Korea) had sold 3,399,302 copies in their homeland as of May 2019.

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The boy band’s seven-track EP, featuring the single “Boy with Luv”, was released on 12 April 2019 and sold 3,229,032 copies in its first month. Persona topped charts around the world, including the US Billboard 200 and the UK’s Official Albums Chart. The set debuted at No.1 on the Gaon Album Chart dated 13 April 2019, where it remained for three consecutive weeks.

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013. The septet co-writes and produces much of their output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres.

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