BTS Writes Billboard History For Korean Artists In Several 2018 Year-End Charts

Not a stranger to making Billboard history, the Korean music group does it once again for 2018’s year-end charts.

On December 4, Billboard released the year-end charts for 2018, revealing that BTS had ranked in various lists with their debut on the Top Billboard 200 Artists and Billboard 200 Albums marking a first for any Korean act.

BTS debuts at #21 on the Top Billboard 200 Artists year-end chart while each album belonging to the group’s Love Yourself series makes an entry on the year-end chart for Billboard 200 Albums. The group’s most recent compilation album, Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’, ranks the highest at #85 while Love Yourself: 轉 ‘Tear’  comes in at #101, and last year’s release, ‘Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’, earns a place at #150.

The group also keeps their top spot on the year-end Top Social 50 Artists chart for 2018, having topped the chart for 103 weeks overall. Accordingly, the group debuts at #8 on 2018’s year-end chart for Top Artists. The Korean sensation also earns a spot at #2 on the year-end Top Duo/Group chart.

The Korean powerhouse also made it to several other end-year charts. BTS tops the Independent Album Artists chart for this year with the Love Yourself albums also appearing on the Independent Albums end-year chart. The three albums all feature within the list’s top ten with Love Yourself: 轉 ‘Tear’  coming in at #3, Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’ at #4, and ‘Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’ at #9.

BTS also takes #1 on the World Album Artists chart with also having multiple releases on the year-end World Albums chart. The Love Yourself albums all occupy the three top positions with Love Yourself: 轉 ‘Tear’  coming in at #1, Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’ at #2, and ‘Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’ at #3. The group’s Japanese album Face Yourself also lands at #13.

Meanwhile, despite being free releases, the BTS’ solo endeavours also sees a debut on the chart with j-hope’s mixtape, Hope World, ranking at #5 while RM’s recently released playlist, mono, appears at #9.

The group’s most recent collaboration track with Steve Aoki also enjoys success with “Waste It On Me” featuring on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart at #38 while also earning a spot at #68 on the year-end Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Thoughts? How proud are you of the boys and their achievements? Can we expect more nominations for next year’s BBMAs with how well the boys have performed? We better. Tweet us at @ForeverBTScom!

Written by S. Acierda

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