A South Korean pop act has reached one in the U.S. album charts for the first ever. The boy band BTS debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album, "Love Yourself: Tear". The seven- K-pop band released their album on May 18. It sold 135,000 in the week ending May 24, including CDs and streamed music. The album is the top-10 hit for K-pop. The first K-pop into the Billboard 200 albums chart was also an album by BTS. The group thanked their on social media by tweeting: "It's wonderful and very . Thank you everyone who has listened to our music. We will keep doing our ."
BTS was formed by the Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. The group became a big in Korea with their debut song "No More Dream". They won New Artist of the Year awards. Their popularity soon spread and they started to get many fans in Japan and the USA. They have a following on social media. In March 2016, they broke the world record for the most re-tweeted on Twitter. In December 2017, they were the most tweeted about on Earth, being liked or re-tweeted over half a billion times. BTS' new album is performed in the Korean language. Even though there is very little English on the album, they have sold out concert in the USA.