BTS became the first foreign act in history to top Oricon’s weekly album chart in Japan with 10 different albums.
Newsis reports on Oricon’s latest announcement – confirming BTS has topped the weekly album chart with their new compilation album “Proof”.
Accordingly, the album achieved the highest first-week sales of any album released in Japan this year. Specifically, “Proof” has sold a total of 514,000 copies in Japan alone from June 13 to 19.
“Proof” not only achieved the highest first-week sales of 2022 in Japan, but BTS’s compilation album also achieved the fifth-highest first-week sales in Oricon history, behind Mariah’s “The Ones” Carey, BoA’s “VALENTI”, and BTS’ solo albums – “BTS, The Best” and “Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~”.
Additionally, BTS is now the first foreign act in Oricon history to top the weekly album chart with 10 different albums, expanding its own record for the first number of albums by any foreign artist. any.
Previous: BTS returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 chart thanks to ‘Proof’ release
BTS climbed from number 50 to number one on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (June 25), returning as the top musical act in the US for a total of 21 weeks at the top and the second time. for the first time since last August, thanks to the successful opening week of the new Korean superstar drama, Proof.
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 314,000 equivalent album units earned in the US for the week ending June 16, according to Luminate. The action added to its sixth #1 spot, as the series kicked off with the biggest week of the year for an album by a group, both in terms of units earned and album sales (266,000). sold). The only bigger week in 2022 was the premiere frame of Harry Styles’ Harry’s House (521,000 copies, of which album sales were 330,000 copies; June 4).