K-pop phenomenon BTS first South Korean act to top UK album chart

Source:AFP Published: 2019/4/21 16:53:39

K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first South Korean act to top Britain's album chart.

The floppy-haired seven-piece's latest album Map of the soul: Persona went straight in at No.1, days after their single "Boy With Luv" broke the YouTube record for the most views in 24 hours with 74.6 million hits. 

The track is also the band's first ever British Top 15 single, charting at No.13 on Friday.

The band, known for their boyish good looks and meticulously choreographed dance moves, will play two sold out nights at London's iconic Wembley Stadium, on June 1 and 2.

Earlier this year the septet became the first K-pop band to top the US album charts.

Some 800,000 tourists were believed to have chosen South Korea as their destination in 2018 because of BTS - more than 7 percent of the total visitors to the country.


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