Korea’s BTS Tops U.S. Billboard Albums Chart

While Psy cleaned up in the singles department a few year’s ago, it is Korea’s BTS who becomes the first K-pop act to strike number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. The name of the album is Love Yourself: Tear. While the United States is only the third most populous nation in the world, it is the top music market. The album sold 100,000 copies there in its first week of release. BTS recently performed hit single from the album “Fake Love” at the Billboard Music Awards in Statue of Liberty land. When announcing nominees for Top Social artist, BTS garnered far more audience screams than Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. The group won the award for the second year in a row. Band member RM, who spoke when accepting the trophy, chose to do so with an African American accent which was odd. Accents aside, below is the dazzling MV for “Fake Love” which has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.

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