BTS‘new compilation album Proof debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated June 25), garnering the pop group its sixth chart-topper. The retrospective – consisting principally of beforehand launched materials – bows with 314,000 equal album items earned within the US within the week ending June 16, in response to Luminate. The overwhelmingly majority of that unit determine was pushed by CD album gross sales.
The anthology was launched on June 10, 4 days earlier than the group introduced an indefinite “hiatus” to deal with solo ventures. The seven-member South Korean act was shaped in 2010 and made its US Billboard chart debut in 2013. BTS has tallied 15 entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Additionally within the new prime 10, Carrie Underwood notches her tenth consecutive prime 10 album on the Billboard 200 – the whole thing of her charting efforts – as her new studio launch Denim & Rhinestones launches within the area.
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Of Proof’s 314,000 equal album items earned, album gross sales comprise 266,000; SEA items comprise 36,000 (equaling 52.84 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA items comprise 12,000.
Proof registers the yr’s largest week for an album by a bunch, each in items earned and in album gross sales. The one main week general in 2022 was the debut body of Harry Kinds‘ Harry’s Homewith 521,000 items, of which 330,000 had been in album gross sales.
Proof was launched as a 35-track digital obtain and streaming album, and an expanded 48-track album on CD. The latter version has 13 unique tracks – principally demo recordings – not accessible on the digital or streaming album. Proof was not issued on some other format, reminiscent of vinyl LP or cassette.
All variations of the album comprise eight of BTS ’13 prime 40-charting songs on the Billboard Scorching 100 (by probably the most just lately printed chart, dated June 18), together with three of the act’s six No. 1s (“Dynamite,” “Life Goes On” and “Butter”). Proof additionally options three all-new tracks, together with the set’s lead single, “But to Come (The Most Stunning Second).”
As is typical with many Ok-pop releases, the CD version of the album was issued in elaborate collectible packages. There are two CD variants accessible in complete: a $ 24 model and a $ 70 model (particular retailers could have bought priced them for much less). Each have the identical tracklist, simply completely different packaging and inner paper items (reminiscent of booklets and posters). Every additionally incorporates randomized parts (photocards and postcards). (Expensive CD albums usually are not new for BTS. The act’s final new studio album, 2020’s eight-track Bewas initially accessible in solely two retail codecs: a $ 9 digital album and a $ 50 CD.)
Proof bought practically 266,000 in conventional album gross sales – of which digital albums comprise 6,500. The remaining sum of a bit of over 259,000 had been all in CD gross sales. That marks the biggest gross sales week for an album on CD within the US since Adele‘with 30 bought 378,000 CDs in its first week (ending Nov 25, 2021; chart dated Dec. 4, 2021). Comparably, Adele’s 30 The CD was issued in three variants, a 12-track normal version (which carried a listing value of $ 11.98), a Goal-exclusive urgent with three bonus tracks ($ 13.98) and a deluxe boxed set ($ 40) containing the usual CD, a T -shirt and a photograph print. The overwhelming majority of CD gross sales for 30 got here from the $ 11.98 and $ 13.98 editions.
Proof – recorded principally within the Korean language – is the fifteenth principally or all non-English language album to hit No. 1 and the third in 2022. This yr additionally noticed non-English No. 1s from Dangerous Bunny (the all-Spanish Un Verano Sin Ti) and Stray Children (the mostly-Korean Oddinary). Of the 15 leaders that had been recorded principally in a language apart from English, six have been by BTS.
Talking of Dangerous Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti falls a spot to No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200 with 129,000 equal album items earned (down 6%). Un Verano Sin Ti is the primary album in practically 4 years to exceed 100,000 equal album items earned in every of its first six weeks. The final title to take action was Drake‘with Scorpiowhich noticed its first seven weeks all exceeded 100,000 items (July 28-Aug. 25, 2018 charts).
Harry Kinds’ chart-topping Harry’s Home is a non-mover on the Billboard 200 at No. 3 with 91,000 equal album items (down 20%). Submit Malone‘with Twelve Carat Toothache falls 2-4 in its second week with 59,000 (down 51%). Rounding out the highest 5 is Future‘s former No. 1 I By no means Preferred You, which dips 4-5 with 55,000 (down 10%). A trio of former leaders are subsequent on the chart, as Morgan Wallen’s Harmful: The Double Album is stationary at No. 6 (52,000; down lower than 1%), Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Large Steppers descends 5-7 (42,000; down 23%) and Olivia Rodrigo‘with Bitter is regular at No. 8 (32,000; down 14%).
SZA‘with Ctrl vaults from No. 35 to No. 9 following a fifth anniversary deluxe reissue on June 10 which added seven beforehand unreleased tracks. The album, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the July 1, 2017-dated chart, rallies with 32,000 equal album items earned (up 109%).
Closing out the brand new Billboard 200 prime 10 is Carrie Underwood‘s new studio album Denim & Rhinestones, which debuts at No. 10 with 31,000 equal album items earned. Of that sum, album gross sales comprise 22,000; SEA items retailer practically 9,000 (equaling 11.19 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA items retailer lower than 1,000.
Denim & Rhinestones is Underwood’s tenth consecutive prime 10 album – the whole thing of her charting efforts. And all 10 have debuted within the prime 10, stretching again to her first launch, Some Heartswhich was launched in 2005.
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