BTS And TXT Become Only Korean Artists To Feature On US List Of 2022's Top 10 Best-Selling Albums
K-pop bands BTS and TXT have become the only two musical acts from Korea to make it to 2022's list of the 10 best albums in the United States of America.
The news came after Luminate, known previously as MRC Data, released its year-end report for 2022. The company is a music knowledge monitoring agency from America that gives information for the Billboard charts.
"Proof", the anthology album by BTS, made it to the list of the US's top-selling albums in 2022, including the mix of digital gross and bodily sales mixed. It made it to the third rank on the list, while "minisode 2: Thursday's Child", the mini album by TXT, made it to the 10th spot on the list.
The inclusion of albums by BTS and TXT is extra impressive for more than a couple of reasons. To start with, both have been outliers on the list of the top-selling albums within the US, including digital gross and bodily sales mixed.
Not only are BTS and TXT the only two Korean musical acts to make it to the top 10 list, but their respective albums are not there on vinyl, considering the fact that the gross sales figure of all the other albums to make it to the top 10 included vinyl LP gross sales along with those of CDs and digital obtain albums. Moreover, vinyl albums had more sales than CD ones within the US in 2022.
Meanwhile, 2022's 10 best-selling albums within the USA, including Digital gross and bodily sales mixed, are as follows:
1. "Midnights" by Taylor Swift with 1.818 million sales
2. "Harry's House" by Harry Styles with 757,000 sales
3. "Proof" by BTS with 422,000 sales
4. "Sour" by Olivia Rodrigo with 354,000 sales
5. "Renaissance" by Beyoncé with 335,000 sales
6. "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac with 310,000 sales
7. "30" by Adele with 296,000 sales
8. "good kid, m.A.A.d city" by Kendrick Lamar with 278,000 sales
9. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson with 236,000 sales
10. "minisode 2: Thursday's Child" by TXT with 229,000 sales
Incidentally, both Korean bands have been formed by the same parent agency, Big Hit Entertainment which is now HYBE. BTS is the world's most famous K-pop band, while TXT has also earned its own successful identity across the world.
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