Charts Analysis: BTS score first ever K-Pop No.1 album

South Korean K-Pop septet BTS make chart history, becoming the first act from the country to have a No.1 album, debuting atop the list with Map Of The Soul: Persona.

Technically an EP, with seven tracks and a playing time of less than 26 minutes, it consists of new material rendered in Korean, English and Japanese, and is their fifth Top 75 entry, and their fourth Top 20 entry to date.

With consumption of 26,498 units (including 4,531 from sales-equivalent ...

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