BTS just keep smashing records – and that includes when the individual members go it alone.
The bands leader RM has become the highest-charting Korean solo artist on the Billboard 200 after the release of his mixtape Mono.
The seven-track record reached number 26 on the chart, despite being released midweek.
While most records aim for a Friday release to ensure they chart on the Billboard 200, RMs effort only had a half week to make a dent – but the ARMY were out in force.
Mono sold 21,000 equivalent album units (with 16,000 traditional album sales), despite the mixtape also being released as a free download.
Whats even more impressive as there was basically no promo – Namjoon announced Mono just two days before he dropped the full package.
RMs new mixtape, featuring songs including Seoul and Moonchild, beats bandmate J-Hopes previous charting record, after his collection of bops Hope World reached no 38 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year.
Suga has also released a mixtape, while each member of BTS sings solo on one of the bands songs.
BTS have made a huge impact on the US charts this year.
Two of their albums – Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer – reached number one on the Billboard chart, a first for any Korean act.
Throw in a sold out world tour, and we reckon 2018 has been a pretty good year for RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
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