K-pop superstars BTS have added another award to their trophy box following the worldwide success of their album Map Of The Soul: 7.
The singers received the first IFPI Global Chart Award after their 2020 release topped the new Global Album All Format Chart, which celebrates the year’s bestsellers in all formats, counting physical sales, digital downloads. and streaming platforms.
Frances Moore, Managing Director of IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), said: “We have introduced the Global Album All Format Chart to reflect the changing landscape of the album format and to recognize how artists share their album projects in a variety of ways with their fans across multiple formats.
“It is an honor to be able to present BTS with its second IFPI Global Chart Award, following her success as Global Artist of the Year.
“Map of the Soul: 7 has broken international and Korean records, and it’s yet another incredible work from a band that continues to delight music lovers around the world.”
Map of the Soul: 7 beat The Weeknd’s After Hours and When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? From Billie Eilish, who placed second and third respectively ahead of another BTS album, BE (Deluxe Edition), at age four.
Harry Styles rounds out the top five with Fine Line, Variety reports.
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, Stray Sheep by Kenshi Yonezu, Justin Bieber’s Changes, Taylor Swift’s Folklore and Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa round out the 2020 Top 10 (MT / WNVAR / LOT)
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