BTS Breaks the Record for Most Albums Sold in a Month
Nicholas Kim, March 9, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
BTS has broken yet another record! The boys sold 713,063 copies for ‘You Never Walk Alone’ for the month of February, which is considered the highest in Gaon Chart history for a month long. Not only that however, but the boys also sold 783,923 copies of their ‘Wings’ album, which brings their total for the ‘Wings’ album to 1,496,986 copies.
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. Their name in Korean, Bangtan Sonyeondan, and Japanese, Bōdan Shōnendan, both translate to "Bulletproof Boy Scouts". They debuted on June 13, 2013, with the song "No More Dream" from their first album, 2 Cool 4 Skool, for which they won several "New Artist of the Year" awards including those at the 2013 MelOn Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards, and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards. A year after their debut, they received major bonsang awards for their subsequent albums Dark & Wild and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1.