New York: Nielsen Music has released its mid-year report to show how the music industry progressed in the US in 2020.
According to Nielsen, BTS leads the pack with Map of the Soul: 7 with 552,000 copies sold in the US. This makes BTS the only artist to release an album that has sold 500k+ copies in the US, in 2020.
After debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this spring, Map of the Soul: 7 has steadily stepped down on the all-genre ranking, though it has consistently ranked among the bestselling titles in the country every week. In fact, the set just recently fell outside the top 10 on the Top Album Sales chart, which ranks the full-lengths that sell the most copies every frame.
The Weeknd, whose After Hours sold 407,000 copies is #2, while BTS’ Boy With Luv collaborator and good friend Halsey take the #3 spot as Manic sold 266,000 copies. While Lady Gaga’s recently released Chromatica sold 264,000 copies, Justin Bieber’s Changes sold 187,000 copies. Harry Styles’ Fine Line takes the #10 spot with 166,000 copies sold.