BTS has secured its third No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in under 12 months. Map of the Soul: Persona sold an equivalent of 230,000 units in the week ending April 19, putting them at the top of this week's chart.
Map of the Soul: Persona's first week sales figures are higher than the K-pop group's previous U.S. chart-topping albums, Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer. Both albums were released in 2018. BTS is now the first group to secure three no.1 albums in a 12 month period since The Beatles in the mid-90s with their Anthology series.
Elsewhere on this week's chart Anderson .Paak debuted at No.4 with Ventura. The album features contributions from Andre 3000 and Smokey Robinson and was released less than six months after his 2018 album Oxnard .