Korean boyband BTS makes Billboard chart history

South Korean boy band BTS pose for photographers during a showcase for their new mini album Love Yourself at a hotel in Seoul, on Sept 18, 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Foo Fighters scored the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart with Concrete And Gold while boyband BTS made the best entry ever by a K-Pop band with Love Yourself Seung Her.

Concrete sold some 127,000 units for the week, figures from Nielsen Soundscan show, while BTS debuted in the No.7 spot with its new release, selling some 31,000 copies.

The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

The sales for BTS, a seven-member band formed in South Korea in 2012, marked the biggest US sales week ever in the burgeoning K-Pop genre, and the highest chart position so far for a K-Pop act.

On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, US rapper Post Malone's Rockstar debuted at No.1 with more than 79,000 units sold, keeping Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do in second place.

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