The chart, an addition to IFPI’s current international awards, celebrates the best-selling albums of the yr throughout all consumption codecs, spanning bodily gross sales, digital downloads, and streaming platforms.
The fourth studio album from international superstars BTS, MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 broke data and topped charts all around the world after its launch in February 2020. In addition to unprecedented success in BTS’ dwelling nation of Korea, the place the album broke the all-time gross sales document, MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 was a world hit, topping the charts on the earth’s 5 largest music markets (USA, Japan, UK, Germany, France).
The album noticed phenomenal bodily gross sales internationally however was additionally a streaming hit – the YouTube premiere of the lead single ON was the most important within the platform’s historical past, attracting over 1.5 million viewers. The album additionally reached #1 on the iTunes chart in over 90 nations.
Frances Moore, Chief Government at IFPI, stated: “Now we have launched the World Album All Format Chart to mirror the evolving panorama of the album format and to recognise how artists share their album tasks in quite a lot of methods with their followers throughout a number of codecs.
“It’s an honour to have the ability to hand BTS their second IFPI World Chart Award, following their success as World Recording Artists of the 12 months. MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 broke chart data internationally and in Korea, and is yet one more unbelievable physique of labor from a band that continues to thrill music lovers globally.”
Highlights from the chart embrace Taylor Swift’s shock launch folklore, which took #9, Japanese sensation Kenshi Yonezu’s STRAY SHEEP at #7, and a second look for BTS with the album BE (Deluxe Version) touchdown at #4.
The chart countdown additionally noticed The Weeknd comply with up victory in yesterday’s IFPI World Digital Single chart with a #2 for the worldwide smash After Hours, his highest album chart end ever. Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? charted at #3, a incredible achievement given the album was launched again in March 2019.
Tomorrow marks the ultimate chart countdown of 2020, the place IFPI shall be saying the highest 10 albums of 2020 primarily based on bodily gross sales and album downloads solely.
Prime 10 World Album All Format Chart 2020 (picture of the Prime Ten accessible on request)
Rank | Artist | Album Title |
BTS | MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
The Weeknd | After Hours
Billie Eilish | WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
BTS | BE (Deluxe Version)
Harry Kinds | Wonderful Line
Publish Malone | Hollywood’s Bleeding
Kenshi Yonezu| STRAY SHEEP
Justin Bieber | Modifications
Taylor Swift | folklore
Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia