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