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BTS Becomes First Foreign Band Since Michael Jackson to Top Oricon Charts

Another milestone for K-Pop sensation BTS!

The South Korean boy band became the first foreign band since Michael Jackson to top Oricon Charts.

The Bangstan Boys have now achieved a new feat by topping the Japanese Music charts Oricon for the first half of 2020.

The band’s latest album Map of the Soul: 7 has become the first foreign album to do so after Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1984.

Map of the Soul: 7 has sold 429,009 copies in Japan so far to become the best-selling album.


Oricon mid-year album chart has been updated with Map of the Soul: 7 at #1 with 429,009 cumulative sales in Japan from the first half of the year, as being reported.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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