BTS dominates ENTIRE music industry by topping IFPI Global Artist Chart for 2 years
Ask BTS about how many records they have broken and it is pretty obvious that they would not be able to tell with the sheer mass of records broken by the group. The seven-member group from HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) started off slow in terms of album sales as they debuted in 2013 but as soon as their global reach took a leap, their album sales also started to increase.
As BTS currently prepares to headline their upcoming March concert in Seoul that will also be released in theatres worldwide, the group has broken a new record whilst being on a break. The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) revealed their top 10 best-selling artists on February 25. Not to anyone's surprise, the South Korean monster group BTS ranked Number 1 becoming the Global Best Selling Artist for the year 2021. This is not BTS’ first time topping the said chart which is why this new charting becomes a new record that the group has broken.
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BTS dominates the entire music industry
As BTS members currently rest, ARMYs have taken over Twitter trending how BTS has set a new record that dominates the likes of International record-breaking artists like Taylor Swift, Adele, Drake, and many more. The IFPI Global Artist Chart was first released in 2013 with One Direction becoming the first artist to top the chart. Adele topped the chart in 2015 while Ed Sheeran also ranked Number 1 on the chart in the year 2017.
On the other hand, Taylor Swift, Drake, and BTS are the only artist in history to top the IFPI Global Artist Chart more than once, BTS make history by doing so for two consecutive years. Taylor Swift ranked Number 1 in 2014 and 2019 while Drake did so in 2016 and 2018. BTS initially broke a different record last year as they became the first K-pop act to Rank Number 1 on the Global Artist Chart.
This year as BTS took the top spot on the chart, Taylor Swift ranked second, Adele ranked third followed by Drake at Number 4, Ed Sheeran on Number 5, The Weeknd ranking sixth, Billie Eilish at Number 7, Justin Bieber at Number 8, and Olivia Rodrigo at Number 10. This year also marks another K-pop groups entry in the chart with BTS’ fellow labelmate Seventeen ranking at Number 9 on the IFPI Global Artist Chart.
BTS’ history on IFPI’s Global Artist Chart
As a result of this new charting, BTS has become the first non-English-speaking act as well as the first K-pop act to be listed among the Top 10 global artists for four consecutive years. BTS first joined the chart in 2018 by ranking at Number 2. They also appeared on the 2019 chart, ranking 7 on the chart. They followed that by ranking Number 1 first in 2020 and now again for the year 2021.
In their caption, praising BTS, the International Record Industry Association said, “Continuing to make Global Chart history, this year’s winners are pop icons & global phenomenon BTS. In a landmark moment, the unstoppable South Korean stars are the 1st act to win the award for two consecutive years. Congratulations!”
‘Talk to them nicely’
Fans have rightfully started praising BTS over their achievement as one fan said, “Now bts is the first act in history to be IFPI’s #1 for two years consecutively, when we say they pave the way we really mean it nobody is doing it like them.” Another fan said, “FIRST ACT IN HISTORY” TALK TO THEM NICELY.” One more fan said, “@BTS_twt is the first act in history to rank as IFPI's #1 best selling artist of the year for two years consecutively (2020 & 2021).”
One more fan said, “Damn, no one is touching their level.” One fan smugly said, “Dragged them in 2021 for being #1 with 3 albums and now they’re #1 with no new album out.” Another fan said, “WITH NO ALBUM OUT AND JUST TWO SINGLES AND YET LOOK AT THEM SITTING ON TOP !! KINGS.” One fan added, “I would be mad too if a non English act with no album out outsell my privileged fav who released 2 albums with 60+ songs.”
Now bts is the first act in history to be IFPI’s #1 for two years consecutively, when we say they pave the way we really mean it nobody is doing it like them— kay⁷ (@habitualjeon) February 24, 2022
“FIRST ACT IN HISTORY” TALK TO THEM NICELY 💅🏼 pic.twitter.com/8HVZbXB3IA— sam ♡ (@honeyboyooni) February 24, 2022
.@BTS_twt is the first act in history to rank as IFPI's #1 best selling artist of the year for two years consecutively (2020 & 2021).— vivi (@taehyungvirjao) February 24, 2022
"The first act in history.." damn, no one is touching their level. pic.twitter.com/oSvjOtYKYS— Dita ⁷ (@almostdita) February 24, 2022
dragged them in 2021 for being #1 with 3 albums and now they’re #1 with no new album out😭— h⁷ (@h4ndsofmidas) February 24, 2022
WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT DEM 7 BANGTAN BOYS?? No fucking album out and they topped that chart fa the second year in a row, WE NOT READY FA NEXT COMEBACK pic.twitter.com/OvTqHY7xcr— koo’s⁷ rose. ( joon edit 📌) (@joonibbles) February 24, 2022
WITH NO ALBUM OUT AND JUST TWO SINGLES AND YET LOOK AT THEM SITTING ON TOP !! KINGS pic.twitter.com/CFNoeE8IDo— sugi⁷ (@andtaek) February 24, 2022
I would be mad too if a non English act with no album out outsell my privileged fav who released 2 albums with 60+ songs🥱 https://t.co/MhmvGCwxFT— ⁷ (@Honeststann) February 24, 2022