The new release from the seven-member boyband dropped on May 18, and sold 135,000 equivalent album units, Billboard reports. Of that, 100,000 were traditional album sales. The album also out-performed sales predictions by over 30 percent.
This is only the second time a K-pop album has even made it into the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The other album, also released by BTS, was Love Yourself: Her, which debuted in September 2017 and peaked at no. 7 the following month.
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BTS on New Album 'Love Yourself: Tear' (FULL INTERVIEW)
The album is also breaking records for foreign-language releases overall. Love Yourself: Tear is the first foreign-language album to reach no. 1 since 2006, when Il Divo's Ancora topped the chart, featuring tracks sung primarily in Italian, French, Spanish and some English.