ENTERTAINMENT

BTS breaks record, topping 73 iTunes charts

By Hong Dam-young
  • Published : Sept 19, 2017 - 17:37
  • Updated : Sept 19, 2017 - 17:37
Once again, BTS proved its power as a global K-pop star with its latest EP “Love Yourself Seung Her,” which topped iTunes charts in a record-breaking 73 countries all over the globe.

(Big Hit Entertainment)

According to Big Hit Entertainment Tuesday, the new EP has ranked No.1 on iTunes album charts including the United States, Britain, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Spain, Poland, Brazil and Indonesia as of 8 a.m. The number of countries the group‘s new EP has swept is the largest for a Korean act so far, said the agency.

The EP’s lead track “DNA” has also landed atop iTunes top song charts in 29 countries, including Sweden, Hungary, Norway, Brazil and Thailand. The single debuted at No. 4 on the iTunes top song chart in the US, breaking the group’s previous record for K-pop acts that they had set with “Spring Day,” which took the No. 8 spot on the chart in February.

Meanwhile in Korea, “DNA” was dethroned by IU’s new single “Autumn Morning,” which remained on top of all seven local music charts including Melon, Genie and Bugs.

BTS will perform songs from “Love Yourself Seung Her” for the first time on the “BTS Comeback Show” on Mnet at 8:30 p.m., Korean time, which will be broadcast simultaneously on Mnet Japan and streamed live on other online platforms, including JOOX, Viki and iflix.

By Hong Dam-young (lotus@heraldcorp.com)