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Date Published:

9:24 AM April 20, 2019

Date Updated:

9:29 AM April 20, 2019

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BTS topped the UK chart once again

K-pop sensation BTS was hailed as the first Korean act to top the UK chart for the second time around with their latest album Map of the soul: Persona.

The all-male group made history last year when they became the first Korean pop band to enter the top 40 UK singles chart with their song Idol.

BTS
Photo source: Time Magazine

This year, they set another record once again. Their new album sold 26,500 copies, 68% of which were physical sales, the Official Charts Company said.

BTS is comprised of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook and they are considered as the most retweeted celebrities in the world for 2017 and 2018, according to a report from Telegraph.

This is aside from the fact that they are one of the biggest boy bands on the global pop scene.

Music is not the only contribution they are giving to other people. The K-Pop stars are also known for their charitable endeavors.

J-Hope donated $133,000 last December to ChildFund Korea to support students in the arts, music, and physical education.

Fans of the Korean boy band also donated  $26,000 to help the victims of the Gangwon Province wildfire which happened just recently.

Topping the music chart is not the only first that BTS has accomplished. They are also the first K-pop group to address the United Nations when they gave a three-minute speech during the launch ceremony of UNICEF’s global partnership Generation Unlimited last September 2018.

The boys, in partnership with UNICEF, talked about their “Love Myself” campaign which focused on global education and the prevention of youth violence, based on the article.

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