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Posted on May 29, 2018

BTS Continues To Dominate As The First K-Pop Group To Top The Billboard 200 Chart

Even the South Korean prez is super proud.

HELLO, WORLD! Guess what? The sun is shining and our boys, BTS, just made history as the first K-pop group to earn the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart!!

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Swag, fashion, elegance, talent, and musical powerhouses all captured in a single photo, can you believe?

Their latest drop, Love Yourself: Tear, is responsible for this amazing feat, which they debuted at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with their single "Fake Love."

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And let's not forget they also took home Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards for the second year in a row. In case the deafening shrieks that follow their every move wasn't enough to convince you, their social media presence and fanbase is 👏 NO 👏 FREAKING 👏 JOKE 👏.

Quick refresher: Their preceding album, Love Yourself: Her debuted and peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200.

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To give you an idea of the gap between #1 vs. #7, Love Yourself: Tear starts off with 135,000 units while Love Yourself: Her started off with 31,000 units. That's 100,000 vs 18,000 traditional album units, btw!!

And if #1 wasn't already impressive enough, Love Yourself: Tear is also the first primarily foreign-language No. 1 album in over 12 years.

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Just goes to further prove that language isn't a barrier when it comes to enjoying and relating to music.

Though a big shoutout to their dope part-English remix of "Mic Drop" with Steve Aoki, who's also featured on Love Yourself: Tear on the track "The Truth Untold."

The significance isn't lost on A.R.M.Y, who have waited for this moment to come for years.

@BigHitEnt @BTS_twt *2015* bts: we want first win! armys: ok! *2016* bts: we want daesang! armys: sure ! *2017* bts: we want bbmas, hot100, triple crown, daesang, global artist armys: let's get it. *2018* BTS: #1 BB 200 Armys:#LYTear1onBB200 And now : Yoongi : Grammys Armys : @BTS_twt https://t.co/xx8cI7DKkd

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It's a huge step towards recognizing the global influence of K-pop and all of its wonderful intricacies, from the detailed choreographies, extensive promotions, fancafes, and more.

BTS in particular has truly been setting the standard for the K-pop industry in terms of self-producing and getting real about social issues young people face every day. And, of course, Asians in entertainment REPRESENT.

Congrats BTS, A.R.M.Y., and all K-pop lovers/supporters!

[KBS NEWS 05282018] RM: After hearing the news that we made it, we absolutely couldn’t believe it. Mostly, thank you to all the ARMYs. We give this glory all back to you. @BTS_twt #LYTear1onBB200 https://t.co/PTCuzylzIV

I'm gonna celebrate by listening to BTS's entire discography from start to finish, which is really just a normal day for me.

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