BTS’s new compilation album Proof debuted as No. 1 on the Billboard 200 hit list (dated June 25), giving the pop group its sixth hit list. The retrospective – which consists mainly of previously released material – arcs with 314,000 similar album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 16, according to Luminate. The vast majority of this unit was driven by CD album sales.
The anthology was released on June 10, four days before the group announced an “indefinite” break to focus on solo projects. The South Korean law of seven members was formed in 2010 and became the United States Billboard chart debut in 2013. BTS has collected 15 entries on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Also in the new top 10, Carrie Underwood occupies her 10th consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200 – her entire charting efforts – as her new studio release Denim and rhinestones launched in the region.
The Billboard 200 list ranks this week’s most popular album in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in similar album units, compiled by Luminate. The devices include album sales, track-equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming-equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit corresponds to an album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid / subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new June 25, 2022-dated chart will be published in its entirety on Billboard‘s website on June 21. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Of Proof 314,000 equivalent album units earned, album sales include 266,000; SEA units comprise 36,000 (equivalent to 52.84 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA units comprise 12,000.
Proof records the biggest week of the year for an album by a group, both in earned units and in album sales. The only major week overall in 2022 was the debut frame for Harry Styles’ Harry’s housewith 521,000 units, of which 330,000 were in album sales.
Proof was released as a 35-track digital download and streaming album and a 48-track expanded album on CD. The latter edition has 13 exclusive tracks – mostly demo recordings – not available on the digital or streaming album. Proof was not released in any other format, such as vinyl LP or cassette.
All versions of the album contain eight of BTS ’13 top 40 charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 (through the most recently released hit list, dated June 18), including three of the act’s six No. 1s (“Dynamite”, “Life” Goes On “and” Butter “). Proof also features three brand new tracks, including the set’s main single, “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).”
As is typical of many K-pop releases, the CD version of the album was released in extensive compilation packages. There are two CD variants available in total: a $ 24 version and a $ 70 version (specific retailers may have offered them for less). Both have the same tracklist, just different packaging and internal stationery (such as booklets and posters). Each also contains randomized items (photo cards and postcards). (Expensive CD album is not new for BTS. The act’s latest new studio album, 2020’s eight tracks Bewas originally only available in two retail formats: a $ 9 digital album and a $ 50 CD.)
Proof sold almost 266,000 in traditional album sales – of which digital albums make up 6,500. The remaining sum of just over 259,000 was all in CD sales. It’s the biggest sales week for an album on CD in the US since Adeles 30 sold 378,000 CDs in the first week (ending November 25, 2021; hit list dated December 4, 2021). By comparison Adeles 30 The CD was released in three variants, a standard 12-track edition (which had a list price of $ 11.98), a Target-exclusive press with three bonus tracks ($ 13.98) and a deluxe set ($ 40) containing the standard CD a T-shirt and a photo print. The vast majority of CD sales for 30 came from the $ 11.98 and $ 13.98 editions.
Proof – mainly recorded in the Korean language – is the 15th largely or completely non-English language album to hit No. 1 and the third in 2022. This year, non-English No. 1 also came from Bad Bunny (the all-Spanish) A summer without you) and Stray Kids (the most Korean) Odd). Of the 15 executives who were mostly admitted in a language other than English, six have been by BTS.
Speaking of Bad Bunny, A summer without you drops a spot to No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 with 129,000 equivalent album units earned (down 6%). A summer without you is the first album in nearly four years to exceed 100,000 equivalent album units earned in each of the first six weeks. The last title to do so was Drakes Scorpionwhich saw its first seven weeks exceed all 100,000 units (July 28-August 25, 2018 charts).
Harry Styles’ top list Harry’s house is a No. 3 non-mover on the Billboard 200 with 91,000 equivalent album units (down 20%). Post Malones Twelve carat toothache falls 2-4 in its second week by 59,000 (down 51%). Rounding out the top five is Futures’ former No. 1 I never liked you, which dives 4-5 by 55,000 (down 10%). A trio of former leaders is next on the list, as is Morgan Wallens Dangerous: The Double Album is stationary at No. 6 (52,000; a decrease of less than 1%), Kendrick Lamars Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers falls 5-7 (42,000; down 23%) and Olivia Rodrigos Angry is stable at No. 8 (32,000; down 14%).
SZAs Ctrl vaults from No. 35 to No. 9 after a five-year anniversary deluxe re-release on June 10, which added seven previously unreleased tracks. The album, which debuted and topped as No. 3 on the hit list on July 1, 2017, gathers 32,000 equivalent album units earned (up 109%).
Carrie Underwood’s new studio album closes the new Billboard 200 top 10 Denim and rhinestones, which debuts as No. 10 with 31,000 similar album units earned. Of that sum, album sales account for 22,000; SEA units comprise nearly 9,000 (equivalent to 11.19 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA units comprise less than 1,000.
Denim and rhinestones is Underwood’s 10th consecutive top 10 album – her entire mapping effort. And all 10 have debuted in the top 10, and stretch back to her first release, Some heartswhich was published in 2005.
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