BTS Score Second UK Number 1 Album & Fastest Seller Of 2020 So Far
Ozzy Osbourne claims highest-charting solo record of his career
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BTS debut at Number 1 with Map of The Soul: 7 and clinch the fastest-selling album of 2020 so far.
Map Of The Soul: 7 is the K-Pop bandâs second UK Number 1 album, following last summerâs Map of The Soul: Persona, which made them the first Korean act to score a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.
The albumâs opening week chart sales of 38,000 means it overtakes Eminemâs Music to Be Murdered By, which previously had the yearâs biggest debut week with just over 36,000 units. Just under 32,000 of BTSâs opening week figure came from pure physical and download sales.
Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne, who recently revealed his battle with Parkinsonâs disease, claims his highest-charting solo record ever with Ordinary Man at 3. It surpasses the previous high of Number 7 set by his 1980 debut Blizzard Of Oz. Ozzy does however claim two Number 1 albums with Black Sabbath.
Stormzyâs Heavy Is The Head (5) is back in the Top 5 following its release on vinyl, while Canadian artist Grimes earns her first Top 10 album with Miss Anthropocene (10). London post-punk act King Krule picks up his first Top 20 with Man Alive (12).
Late US drill rapper Pop Smoke leaps 11 places to Number 16 with Meet The Woo 2 following his untimely death on February 19. Itâs a new peak for the record, which debuted at Number 22 on February 14.
Elsewhere, Jax Jones jumps 11 spots to 26 with Snacks following his new single Tequila ft. Jax Jones, Martin Solveig and Raye, and Selena Gomezâs Rare zooms 24 places to 28 following a vinyl release. Lizzo continues to reach new peaks with Cuz I Love You after last weekâs BRITs, up five places to Number 30.
Finally, Danish folk singer Agnes Obel debuts at 34 with Myopia; itâs her second UK Top 40 album following 2016âs Citizen of Glass.
Source Official Charts Company
February 28, 2020 11:45am ET by Pressparty