BTS have yet again smashed the Guinness World Records title for the best-selling album (South Korea) with their latest release Map of the Soul: 7.
The boy band’s seventh studio album was released back in February and overtakes their previous album Map of the Soul: Persona as the new record holder.
Map of the Soul: 7 includes 19 tracks, along with an additional bonus song featuring Sia, and contains the popular singles “ON” and “Black Swan”.
As of June 2020, it had sold 4,265,617 copies and now makes BTS the country’s best selling act of all time.
It was also reported that 2.65 million sales were recorded within the first six hours of release.
It not only topped the chart in South Korea, but also reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and the UK’s official album chart.
This latest record comes just weeks after setting the record for most viewers for a music concert live stream with Bang Bang Con: The Live.
BTS during Bang Bang Con: The Live
As well as this, BTS currently hold or have held multiple other Guinness World Records titles including first K-pop act to reach number one on the US album chart, most twitter engagements and a whole host of YouTube records for singles “Boy Wiv Luv” and “IDOL”.
Fans known as the BTS army also helped to set a record in March 2019 for the most used hashtag in 24 hours, contributing to #TwitterBestFandom being tweeted 60,055,339 times.
It also took the band just three hours and 31 minutes to reach seven digits worth of followers on social media app TikTok, setting a record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok.