K-pop group BTS breaks record, tops 73 iTunes charts worldwide

South Korean boyband BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene.
South Korean boyband BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys or Beyond The Scene. PHOTO: EPA

SOUTH KOREA (The Korea Herald) - Once again, boyband BTS proved its power as a global K-pop star. The pop group's latest EP Love Yourself Seung Her topped iTunes charts in 73 countries worldwide, a record for a Korean act.

According to its agency Big Hit Entertainment on Tuesday, the new EP ranked No.1 on iTunes album charts in countries including the United States, Britain, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Spain, Poland, Brazil and Indonesia as of 8 am.

The EP's lead track DNA has also topped iTunes song charts in 29 countries, including Sweden, Hungary, Norway, Brazil and Thailand. The single debuted at No. 4 on the iTunes top song chart in America, breaking the group's previous record for K-pop acts which they set with Spring Day, which took the No. 8 spot on the chart in February.

However, DNA was dethroned in Korea by female singer IU's new single Autumn Morning, which remained on top of all seven local music charts including Melon, Genie and Bugs.