Billboard officially confirmed that BTS’ latest release, “Love Yourself: Answer,” had reached No. 1 on its top 200 albums chart Monday -- a phenomenal achievement, yet one that many expected. The band had already come atop the albums chart in May with “Love Yourself: Tear.”
|BTS earns praise from the Blue House. (Big Hit Entertainment)|
“Huge congratulations to (BTS) on topping the Billboard 200 for a second time,” read the post on the Blue House’s official English Twitter account. The tweet, posted Monday with the hashtag “ARMY” in reference to a collective epithet for the band’s fans, earned more than 114,000 likes and 61,000 retweets as of Wednesday.
This isn’t the first time BTS has received a presidential congratulations, however.
On May 28, Moon congratulated the K-pop phenomenon for topping the Billboard 200 for the first time, just two days after his surprise summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
|The Blue House commended BTS` recent Billboard feat on Twitter.|
BTS responded by retweeting the commendation from the Blue House -- the Twitter way of expressing appreciation.
The seven-piece act is spending the latter half of 2018 on a concert tour, with five North American cities on the schedule for September.
By Kim Arin (firstname.lastname@example.org)