BTS becomes first Korean band to enter U.K. album charts
Another Korean musical act makes history, this time in the U.K. On Monday, it was announced that BTS entered the U.K. Official Charts, debuting at #62 on the Albums Chart Top 100 with their album WINGS, and even topping that with a #16 ranking on the Indie Albums Chart.
Just last week, CL became the first Korean female solo artist to make it onto the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, of which you can read about here at https://www.dramafever.com/news/cl-becomes-first-korean-female-solo-artist-to-crack-billboards-hot-100/. And now, just four days later, BTS accomplished something that no Korean act has done before, making it onto the U.K. Official Album Chart, the Billboard equivalent across the Atlantic Ocean. What makes this so significant is that unlike Psy's "Gangnam Style," which actually climbed to the top of the Official Singles Chart, BTS made in onto the album chart, which is somewhat more of a big deal. Since its release on October 10th, WINGS has been skyrocketing charts everywhere, topping iTunes charts in the States and in an astounding 97 countries all around the world. In only a little over a week, the band's video for their single “Blood, Sweat & Tears” has garnered almost 24 million views on YouTube.
It's been one heck of a week for K-pop.