BTS has reached number one on the Billboard 200 once again, reaching another milestone in K-pop history.
According to the official Billboard website on Monday, the boy band's new album 'MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA,' released last Friday, has already hit the top of Billboard's main album chart.
This is the third time a BTS album has scored a Billboard number 1, after their last albums 'Love Yourself: Tear' and 'Love Yourself: Answer' achieved the same feat.
BTS will be participating at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards next month, collaborating with U.S. singer Halsey. This is the second year in a row that BTS will be performing at the Billboard Music Awards.
The group has also been nominated in the Top Duo/Group category and as well as in the Top Social Artist category.
And it's not just BTS in the K-pop spotlight; other K-pop stars such as BLACKPINK and NCT 127 are on the rise as well.
Last Friday, K-pop girl group BLACKPINK made history by being the first South Korean artists to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They will also appear on Stephen Colbert's CBS talk show on Thursday local time.
And on the same day, another boy band group NCT 127 will appear on ABC's Good Morning America ahead of their tour of 11 North American cities, which kicks off on April 24th.
Seo Bo-bin, Arirang News.