BTS Soars to No. 1 with Anthology Album “Proof” Amid Hiatus

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BTS in "Today" in February. Photo by Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock (10563400al)

Members of BTS have announced they’re going on hiatus to focus on solo projects last week, but that’s not stopping them from ruling the charts. The K-pop group landed their sixth no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with their anthology album Proof.

Proof hit the shelves on June 10 to critical acclaim, and it features everything from the group’s biggest hits to unreleased demos and new songs. BTS celebrated its release by dropping a music video for the lead single “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”.

It didn’t take long for this album to climb to no. 1, and it topped the Billboard 200 with 314,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. during its first week on the chart. Album sales comprise 266,000, while SEA units comprise 36,000, and TEA units comprise 12,000.

With Proof, BTS scored the year’s biggest week for an album by a group, but it will take some time before they return to no. 1 together. The members of the K-pop band aren’t plotting any new joint projects at the moment because they’re taking an indefinite “hiatus” to focus on solo ventures.

The group has been active since 2013, and they went on to win two Grammy Awards, in addition to nine American Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards during their time together.