BTS members released their anthology album Proof on June 10, 2022, a few days before the group marked its 9th debut anniversary. As soon as the album was released, it went on to make and break multiple records. It was announced on June 19, 2022, that Proof has also made it to the Billboard charts. It was announced by the US billboard via a preview article that the K-pop group’s album has taken first place on Billboard 200.
For the unversed, it is the sixth time that the BTS members have made it to number one on the Billboard 200 charts. Previously, the group’s LOVE YOURSELF: Tear (2018), LOVE YOURSELF: Answer, MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA, MAP OF THE SOUL: 7, and BE had achieved the top spots on the Billboard 200.
About Billboard 200
Billboard 200 calculates an album’s consumption ranking by adding the sales volume of traditional albums, the total number of streaming to album sales, and the total number of digital music downloads that get converted to album sales.
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The anthology album Proof covers the past nine years of activities of the BTS members. The album includes a total number of three CDs and has three new tracks. It also includes the title song, Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).
About Yet to Come
Just like Proof, the title track Yet To Come has also broken multiple records. As announced by BigHit Music, the MV of the song that was simultaneously released along with the anthology album on June 10, 2022, has exceeded 100 million views as of June 20. The music video has also surpassed the maximum concurrent views of a whopping 2.85 million during its release. Moreover, it recorded 48 million views within just 24 hours of its release. It took the title track a matter of just ten days to reach 100 million views.
Record on Spotify
BTS’ track Yet To Come has also created a new record on Spotify. The song has recently gained over 40.3 million streams on the popular platform in the very first week. It makes Yet To Come the first-ever Korean act to gain the highest number of streams in the first week of its release.
The other tracks from Proof, like Run BTS, Born Singer, and For Youth have also accumulated multiple streams. Talking about Run BTS, it comes at #1 with a total number of 26 million streams, For Youth stands at #6 with a total number of almost 15 million streams, and Born Singer ranks at #7 with a total number of 12.6 million streams.
Proof now holds the record for the biggest debut album streams in the very first week of its release after having gained 222.4 million first-week streams on Spotify while setting an all-time record that won’t get broken for a very long time for sure!