Will BTS 'BE' face competition from TXT and NCT? Here are the top artistes that are breathing down their neck
Recently, BLACKPINK overtook BTS in the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated October 17) as their rank went from 65 to 1 with ‘The Album’
The biggest K-pop band in the world, BTS, famed as the global phenomenon, will drop ‘BE’ on Friday, November 20, with its title track 'Life Goes On'. The album is supposed to face stiff competition from other projects released by various artistes lately. Here are the other top albums for the month that the BTS' latest will compete with.
As per the Billboards Top Album sales record, BTS’ biggest competition will be no other group but their beloved Tomorrow X Together from Big Hit Entertainment whose last album 'Minisode1: Blue Hour' (EP) topped this week’s albums chart. On the World Albums sales chart, TXT’s 'Minisode1: Blue Hour' tops while BLACKPINK’s first full-length album, 'The Album', ranks second. BTS’ 'Map of the Soul: 7' has come third in the list in its 38th week, followed by NCT’s 'RESONANCE Pt 1' at No. 4 (five weeks on chart).
BTS also has their 'Love Yourself: Answer' at No. 6 which has spent a grand 116 weeks on the chart, while their 'Skool Luv Affair' is at No. 10 (five weeks). Virtual girl group K/DA’s 'ALL OUT' has debuted on the chart at No. 5. Super M’s ‘Super One’ stands at No. 9 on the Billboard list. BTS also has 'Map of the Soul: Persona' at No. 13 (83 weeks), 'Love Yourself: Her' claiming back to take position at No. 14 (101 weeks), and 'Love Yourself: Tear' has returned to the charts at the No. 15 position (117 weeks).
In home country South Korea, 'BE' will compete with October’s top-selling album NCT’s 'RESONANCE Pt. 1', which topped the physical sales chart with a whopping 1,193,394 sales followed by BLACKPINK’s 'The Album' which sold 1,073,671 physical copies for the month of October. BTS stood fourth on the list with their BTS’ 'Special Addition' reissue of their 2014 mini album 'Skool Luv Affair' which sold 669,062 copies. Recently, Blackpink overtook BTS in the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated October 17) as their rank went from 65 to 1 with ‘The Album’. The same week, BTS stood at No. 2, marking the top spots in the Top Artist list with K-pop acts. For the week leading to ‘BE’s release, BTS stands at No. 3 in the Artist 100 chart while Ariana Grande tops the Artist 100 list.
BTS released their last album, 'Map of the Soul: 7', nine months ago which became the fastest-selling album of the year and one of the biggest album debuts globally with four million global preorders, securing their fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, charting at No. 1 in Amazon’s CDs and Vinyl bestsellers chart for weeks. 'MOTS7' showed the world that BTS is as dominant in 2020 as ever. Their latest single 'Dynamite', the first-ever complete English song of BTS which was released on August 21, made a new world record for the highest premiere number as well as 100 Million views within 24 hours along with 265,000 downloads in its first week, tripling the downloads of “Map of the Soul’s 'On’s 86,000 count.
With the projected numbers of BTS ‘BE’, the fandom is expecting another Billboard Hot 100 and the place of top albums easily. Now the question is, will BTS be able to break their latest record with 'Dynamite'?