Once again, the biggest stories on the latest edition of Billboard’s World Albums chart come from BTS, as the band can’t help but prove their popularity and make history almost every week. The South Korean boy band display an incredible show of force at both the top and bottom of the ranking as just one new effort debuts on the list.
Here are three titles to pay attention to on this week’s World Albums chart.
No. 4 – BTS – Love Yourself: Tear
BTS’s Love Yourself: Tear only advances one spot this week, and it doesn’t hit a special milestone or celebrate an anniversary this frame, but its ascension is notable.
This week, BTS control the entire top four on the World Albums chart, which has never happened before. The South Korean boy band’s Map of the Soul: 7, Be, Love Yourself: Answer and Love Yourself: Tear come in at Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Last frame, the group occupied four of the top five spaces, but Blackpink’s The Album broke up their winning streak by sitting at No. 3. Now, that title dips to No. 5, allowing both Love Yourself: Answer and Love Yourself: Tear to push forward slightly.
No. 8 – ENHYPEN – Border: Carnival
ENHYPEN debuted less than a year ago, but it’s clear that they are quickly becoming one of the most exciting and popular names in the K-pop space, as their latest release has turned out to be their biggest yet. The group’s new EP Border: Carnival, their second-ever project, opens at No. 9 on this week’s World Albums chart. The set is the band’s second to reach the list and their first top 10, as last year’s Border: Day One only lifted as high as No. 14.
Three songs from Border: Carnival hit the World Digital Song Sales chart this week, where the group also rises to a new high point.
No. 15 – BTS – Wings
As if controlling the highest four spots at once wasn’t showy enough, one of BTS’s older releases finds its way back to the World Albums chart this frame for another spin. Wings, initially released back in 2016, re-enters the short list at No. 15, in last place, in its forty-fifth week on the tally.
Wings is one of eight BTS titles that finds space on this week’s World Album chart, which means the band controls more than half of the entire ranking once again.