Making History In Japan, BTS Becomes The First Foreign Artist To Top Oricon With 10 Different Albums


Oricon Officially Announced That BTS Has Topped The Latest Weekly Album Chart With The Anthology Album ‘Proof’ Which Achieved The Highest First Week Sales Of Any Album Released In Japan This Year.

It ‘s not Bangtan Boys if you can’t make fans feel proud to idolize them every day because of the myriad achievements. The reason is not long ago, BTS has once again made Oricon history in Japan.

On June 21, Oricon officially announced that BTS has topped its latest weekly album chart with their new anthology album “Proof” which achieved the highest first week sales of any album released in Japan this year. “Proof” sold an impressive 514,000 copies in Japan alone from June 13-19.

“The first week of ‘Proof’ sales (which sold) 514,000 copies, has set a record high first-week sales on our weekly album chart this year,” Oricon said. Not only did “Proof” achieve the highest first-week sales of 2022 in Japan, but the anthology album also achieved the fifth-highest first-week sales in Oricon history only surpassed by Mariah Carey ‘s “The Ones” and BoA ‘s “VALENTI” as well as BTS’s own albums.” BTS, THE BEST” and “Map of the Soul: 7 The Journey”.

In addition, BTS has now become the first foreign artist in Oricon history to top the weekly album chart with 10 different albums, extending their own record for the most number 1 albums of any foreign artist.

Meanwhile on the day of release, the album “Proof” has sold more than two million copies worldwide. This made him debut at number one in South Korea, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand. In addition, “Proof” also reached the top ten in Italy, Norway and Lithuania. In the United Kingdom the album peaked at number eight, becoming the group’s fifth top-10 album there.

On Metacritic, which gives a normal rating of 100 for reviews from professional publications, “Proof” received an average score of 89 based on four reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”. Even Rolling Stone’s Natalie Morin praised the album, describing the lead single as “a classic BTS mix of sparkling pop and old-school hip-hop that offers the promise of hope for a brighter future.”


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