Korean boy band BTS No.1 in US album chart

A Korean band reached number one in the U.S. album charts for the first time. The boy band BTS debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album, "Love Yourself: Tear". The seven-member band released their album on May 18. It sold 135,000 copies in the first week, including CDs and streamed music. The album is the second top-10 hit for K-pop. The first was also an album by BTS. The group thanked their fans by tweeting: "It's wonderful and very overwhelming. Thank you everyone who has listened to our music. We will keep doing our best."

BTS was formed in 2013. The group quickly became a big success in Korea with their debut song. They won several New Artist of the Year awards. Their popularity soon spread and they started to get many fans in Japan and the USA. They have many followers on social media. In March 2016, they broke the record for the most re-tweeted artist. In December 2017, they were the world's most tweeted about celebrities. They got over half a billion likes or re-tweets. BTS' new album is mostly in Korean. Even though there is little English on the album, they have sold out tours in the USA.