Map Of The Soul: Persona which was released on April 12 is the third album for the group in the last 12 months to climb to the top. It was also the band’s “career-best week.”
Love Yourself: Tear reached the top in June with Love Yourself: Answer following in September.
“Before BTS, the last traditional group (excluding the Glee ensemble, whose multiple cast members rotated) to log three leaders within such a quick span was the Beatles in 1995-96, when the band’s archival releases ‘Anthology 1,’ ‘Anthology 2’ and ‘Anthology 3’ all debuted at No. 1 in a stretch of 11 months and a week,” Billboard said.
Persona is also the fourth non-English album to be at No. 1 in the past year. The group’s other two albums and Andrea Bocelli’s album Si hold the other three spots.]]>