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BTS sold 1.49 million copies of 'Wings' albums

2017/03/09 17:37

SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boy band BTS also known as Bangtan Boys, sold nearly 1.5 million copies of their "Wings" albums, according to its management agency on Thursday.

The team's latest album "Wings: You Never Walk Alone," sold 713,063 copies in February, topping the monthly album chart on Gaon, the country's benchmark music sales chart operator, in terms of sales, Big Hit Entertainment said. It was the biggest monthly figure recorded since Gaon first began tracking album sales.

The prior album "Wings," BTS's second full-length album released in October of last year, has shipped 783,923 copies as of end of February, bringing the total number of "Wings" albums sold to 1,496,986 copies.

Starting Saturday in Santiago, Chile, BTS will embark on a world tour and perform 19 shows in 11 cities, including those in Brazil, the U.S. and Thailand.

A promotional photo of BTS provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (Yonhap) A promotional photo of BTS provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (Yonhap)

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