South Korean pop act has reached number one in U.S. album charts for first time ever. boy band BTS debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart with their new album, "Love Yourself: Tear". seven-member K-pop band released their album on May 18. It sold 135,000 copies in week ending May 24, including CDs and streamed music. The album is second top-10 hit for K-pop. The first K-pop entry into Billboard 200 albums chart was also album by BTS. The group thanked their fans on social media 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 by Big Hit Entertainment company in 2013. The group quickly became big success in Korea with their debut song "No More Dream". They won several New Artist of Year awards. Their popularity soon spread overseas and they started to get many fans in Japan and USA. They have huge following on social media. In March 2016, they broke world record for most re-tweeted artist on Twitter. In December 2017, they were most tweeted about celebrities on Earth, being liked or re-tweeted over half billion times. BTS' new album is performed mostly in Korean language. Even though there is very little English on album, they have sold out concert tours in USA.