19:10 GMT07 May 2021
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    BTS continue to make history with their new album “Map of the Soul: 7” and are closing in on records set by the Beatles.

    "Map of the Soul: 7" released more than a week ago, reached the top Billboard 200 chart on 2 March, and now occupies the 8th spot on the biggest chart in the US.

    Bangtan Boys began making appearances on the Billboard chart with their 2018 release "Love Yourself: Tear", followed by "Love Yourself: Answer" from the same year and "Map of the Soul: Persona" in 2019. So far, four of the ten non-English language albums to top Billboard belong to BTS.

    Only one other band has ever had four albums top Billboard in such a time span: the Beatles. The British band had "Yesterday & Today" and "Revolver" in 1966, "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 1967, and "The Magical Mystery Tour" in 1968. For BTS it took a little longer than the Beatles' year and five months - one year and nine months. 

    The world's most famous K-pop band showed off their power not only in the United States but also on the European continent where they occupied first place on the German, French, Dutch, and Irish charts. The UK's Official Charts announced that "Map of the Soul: 7" had grabbed No. 1 on its albums chart on 28 February as well.  

    The Army (the official name of the fandom) has flooded Twitter with comments about their idols achieving such a feat.

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