BTS Lands Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Proof’


BTS’ new compilation album Proof debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated June 25), garnering the pop group its sixth chart-topper. The retrospective — consisting principally of beforehand launched materials — bows with 314,000 equal album models earned within the U.S. within the week ending June 16, in response to Luminate. The overwhelmingly majority of that unit determine was pushed by CD album gross sales.

The anthology was launched on June 10, 4 days earlier than the group introduced an indefinite “hiatus” to focus on solo ventures. The seven-member South Korean act was shaped in 2010 and made its U.S. Billboard chart debut in 2013. BTS has tallied 15 entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Also within the new prime 10, Carrie Underwood notches her tenth consecutive prime 10 album on the Billboard 200 — the whole lot of her charting efforts — as her new studio launch Denim & Rhinestones launches within the area.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks bought from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new June 25, 2022-dated chart will likely be posted in full on Billboard‘s web site on June 21.

Of Proof’s 314,000 equal album models earned, album gross sales comprise 266,000; SEA models comprise 36,000 (equaling 52.84 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA models comprise 12,000.

Proof registers the 12 months’s largest week for an album by a bunch, each in models earned and in album gross sales. The solely bigger week general in 2022 was the debut body of Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, with 521,000 models, of which 330,000 had been in album gross sales.

Proof was launched as a 35-track digital obtain and streaming album, and an expanded 48-track album on CD. The latter version has 13 unique tracks — principally demo recordings — not accessible on the digital or streaming album. Proof was not issued on some other format, equivalent to vinyl LP or cassette.

All variations of the album comprise eight of BTS’ 13 prime 40-charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 (by way of probably the most not too long ago revealed chart, dated June 18), together with three of the act’s six No. 1s (“Dynamite,” “Life Goes On” and “Butter”). Proof additionally options three all-new tracks, together with the set’s lead single, “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).”

As is typical with many Okay-pop releases, the CD version of the album was issued in elaborate collectible packages. There are two CD variants accessible in complete: a $24 model and a $70 model (particular retailers could have sale priced them for much less). Both have the identical tracklist, simply totally different packaging and inner paper items (equivalent to booklets and posters). Each additionally accommodates randomized parts (photocards and postcards). (Pricey CD albums are usually not new for BTS. The act’s final new studio album, 2020’s eight-track Be, was initially accessible in solely two retail codecs: a $9 digital album and a $50 CD.)

Proof bought almost 266,000 in conventional album gross sales — of which digital albums comprise 6,500. The remaining sum of slightly over 259,000 had been all in CD gross sales. That marks the biggest gross sales week for an album on CD within the U.S. since Adele’s 30 bought 378,000 CDs in its first week (ending Nov 25, 2021; chart dated Dec. 4, 2021). Comparably, Adele’s 30 CD was issued in three variants, a 12-track customary version (which carried a listing worth of $11.98), a Target-exclusive urgent with three bonus tracks ($13.98) and a deluxe boxed set ($40) containing the usual CD, a T-shirt and a photograph print. The overwhelming majority of the CD gross sales for 30 got here from the $11.98 and $13.98 editions.

Proof — recorded principally within the Korean language — is the fifteenth principally or all non-English language album to hit No. 1 and the third in 2022. This 12 months additionally noticed non-English No. 1s from Bad Bunny (the all-Spanish Un Verano Sin Ti) and Stray Kids (the principally Korean Oddinary). Of the 15 leaders that had been recorded principally in a language aside from English, six have been by BTS.

Speaking of Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti falls a spot to No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200 with 129,000 equal album models earned (down 6%). Un Verano Sin Ti is the primary album in almost 4 years to exceed 100,000 equal album models earned in every of its first six weeks. The final title to take action was Drake’s Scorpion, which noticed its first seven weeks all exceed 100,000 models (July 28-Aug. 25, 2018 charts).

Harry Styles’ chart-topping Harry’s House is a non-mover on the Billboard 200 at No. 3 with 91,000 equal album models (down 20%). Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache falls 2-4 in its second week with 59,000 (down 51%). Rounding out the highest 5 is Future’s former No. 1 I Never Liked You, which dips 4-5 with 55,000 (down 10%). A trio of former leaders are subsequent on the chart, as Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album is stationary at No. 6 (52,000; down lower than 1%), Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers descends 5-7 (42,000; down 23%) and Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour is regular at No. 8 (32,000; down 14%).

SZA’s Ctrl vaults from No. 35 to No. 9 following a fifth anniversary deluxe reissue on June 10 which added seven beforehand unreleased tracks. The album, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the July 1, 2017-dated chart, rallies with 32,000 equal album models earned (up 109%).

Closing out the brand new Billboard 200 prime 10 is Carrie Underwood’s new studio album Denim & Rhinestones, which debuts at No. 10 with 31,000 equal album models earned. Of that sum, album gross sales comprise 22,000; SEA models comprise almost 9,000 (equaling 11.19 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA models comprise lower than 1,000.

Denim & Rhinestones is Underwood’s tenth consecutive prime 10 album — the whole lot of her charting efforts. And all 10 have debuted within the prime 10, stretching again to her first launch, Some Hearts, which was launched in 2005.

Luminate, the unbiased knowledge supplier to the Billboard charts, completes exhaustive and thorough assessment of all knowledge submissions utilized in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate evaluations and authenticates knowledge, eradicating any suspicious or unverifiable exercise utilizing established standards earlier than remaining chart calculations are made and revealed. In partnership with Billboard, knowledge deemed suspicious and unverifiable is disqualified previous to the ultimate calculation.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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