BTS’ Map of the Soul : 7 winner of IFPIs newly-launched Global Album All Format Chart – Music News




IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has today launched its Global Album All Format Chart, announcing BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 as the first ever winner, following a countdown of the top ten biggest albums globally.

The chart, an addition to IFPI’s existing global awards, celebrates the best-selling albums of the year across all consumption formats, spanning physical sales, digital downloads, and streaming platforms.

The fourth studio album from global superstars BTS, MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 broke records and topped charts all over the world after its release in February 2020. As well as unprecedented success in BTS’ home country of Korea, where the album broke the all-time sales record, MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 was a global hit, topping the charts in the world’s five largest music markets (USA, Japan, UK, Germany, France).

The album saw phenomenal physical sales across the world but was also a streaming hit – the YouTube premiere of the lead single ON was the biggest in the platform’s history, attracting over 1.5 million viewers. The album also reached #1 on the iTunes chart in over 90 countries.

Frances Moore, Chief Executive at IFPI, said: “We have introduced the Global Album All Format Chart to reflect the evolving landscape of the album format and to recognise how artists share their album projects in a variety of ways with their fans across multiple formats.

“It’s an honour to be able to hand BTS their second IFPI Global Chart Award, following their success as Global Recording Artists of the Year. MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 broke chart records internationally and in Korea, and is yet another incredible body of work from a band that continues to delight music lovers globally.”

Highlights from the chart include Taylor Swift’s surprise release folklore, which took #9, Japanese sensation Kenshi Yonezu’s STRAY SHEEP at #7, and a second appearance for BTS with the album BE (Deluxe Edition) landing at #4.

The chart countdown also saw The Weeknd follow up victory in yesterday’s IFPI Global Digital Single chart with a #2 for the global smash After Hours, his highest album chart finish ever. Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? charted at #3, a fantastic achievement given the album was released back in March 2019.

Tomorrow marks the final chart countdown of 2020, where IFPI will be announcing the top 10 albums of 2020 based on physical sales and album downloads only.

Top 10 Global Album All Format Chart 2020 (image of the Top Ten available on request)
Rank | Artist | Album Name |
BTS | MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
The Weeknd | After Hours
Billie Eilish | WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
BTS | BE (Deluxe Edition)
Harry Styles | Fine Line
Post Malone | Hollywood’s Bleeding
Kenshi Yonezu| STRAY SHEEP
Justin Bieber | Changes
Taylor Swift | folklore
Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia

You can view the original article HERE.

David Adefeso Is Heading Home After A Great Time In His Paradisiac Vacay
Dean McDermott Feared He Would Be Put on Ventilator While Sick with COVID
DESIGNER SUE WONG RINGS IN 2022 WITH A STAR-STUDDED BASH AT HER LEGENDARY HOME, THE CEDARS
Who Is PinkPantheress? Facts About the Young TikTok Star
Willem Dafoe Believes Green Goblin Mask Criticism Influenced No Way Home Look
HBO Max’s Peacemaker Continues Twisted Saga of Suicide Squad | TV/Streaming
A Spellbinding Morality Play from Oscar-Winning Director Asghar Farhadi
The Batman Will Give Bruce Wayne Another Secret Identity
The Strokes reschedule NYE show to April with new Mac DeMarco support
Billie Eilish stands up for Charlie Puth amid alleged feud with Benny Blanco – Music News
Michael Bay to produce ‘The Raid’ remake for Netflix
The Weeknd cruising towards third UK Number 1 album with ‘Dawn FM’ – Music News
Colorado Rapids are Looking Good for an MLS Cup Challenge
Excellent Benefits of Playing Slot Online
How to Find Love on the Internet
Previous winners of the Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle
Joe Gatto Announces Comedy Tour After Impractical Jokers Exit
Ordinary Joe Season 1 Episode 11 Review: Calling An Audible
Turmoil Threatens Alexandria and the Hilltop
Cobra Kai Season 5 Will See the Next Level of Terry Silver
Daily News: Yara Shahidi’s First Campaign For Dior, Janet Jackson Covers Allure, What Olivier Roustein Really Thinks Of Emily In Paris, And More!
Best Straight-Leg Jeans For Women
Best Winter Clothes From Saks 5th Avenue
Best Dresses to Wear With Boots