Who is BTS' biggest competition? Fandom gears up to make 'BE' biggest album of the year replacing 'MOTS7'

According to this projection, 'BE' is likely to dethrone 'Map of the Soul: 7' from the list of highest debut albums for the year


                            Who is BTS' biggest competition? Fandom gears up to make 'BE' biggest album of the year replacing 'MOTS7'
RM, V, Suga, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook and J-Hope of BTS (Getty Images)

BTS is easily one of the biggest K-pop boyband sensations who need no introduction. Eleven days before the release of 'BE', we are crunching some essential numbers to understand who will be BTS’ biggest competition this year.

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 4 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, so with 'BE', what are the projected numbers?

According to the projected numbers by their mammoth fandom, ARMY, BTS’ 'BE' is likely to kick out 'MOTS7' from the chart. Based on fan goals, 'BE' is likely to get double the amount of pre-order sales than 'Map of the Soul: 7' as the fandom gears up for a global seven million pre-orders which translates to more than 400k pure sales in the USA, right after Taylor Swift’s latest album 'Folklore' with more than 610k pure sales.



 

 

For Spotify, the projected fan goal states 7M-8M filtered streams on the first day for the title track, 40M+ filtered streams in the first week for the title track plus 45M-50M filtered streams in the first day for the album, and 200M filtered streams in the first week for the album, aiming for the All Tracks on Top 200 Global chart. 

According to this projection, 'BE' is likely to dethrone 'Map of the Soul: 7' from the list of highest debut albums for the year. As a fan posted, “BE is going to kick MOTS7 from the playlist.. Idk how to feel”.



 

Now the latest single 'Dynamite' of BTS, their first-ever complete English song 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 'On’s 86000 count. So, with BTS 'BE', it is only likely to get even bigger in numbers if not the exact projected number, it is likely to break the record of MOTS 7.

As an army posted, it is “Bts vs bts” for 2020.



 

Currently, BTS has launched their teaser photos and a teaser video clip for 'BE' which shows all the members in their own element within four walls, immersed in their world. The teaser clip shows the members repeating their actions stuck in a loop as they continue doing the same things over and over again. The four-minute clip aptly encompasses the year as the world locked itself up within a limited space. 



 

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