On July 21, Oricon revealed that BTS’s fourth Japanese album ‘Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~’ has set a new record for the highest first week sales by a male foreign artist. BTS has sold 564,000 copies in its first week of the release. Previously, the highest record was held by TVXQ with their ‘Best Selection 2010’ album, selling 413,000 copies.
So far, ‘Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~ ‘ is an album that has sold most copies in Japan this year so far, and is No. 1 on Oricon’s weekly albums chart (and weekly digital albums chart) making their sixth album to top the chart.