BTS may be on an indefinite hiatus, but the South Korean boy group’s work has definitely made history and they’re among the top 50 best-selling artists in music industry history.
With only 9 years of career, the South Korean group appears with more than 105 million equivalent units sold, between albums and singles, and is ranked 46th among the best-selling artists in history.
The information is from the ChartMasters website.
The position puts the group ahead of bigger names in music and with longer careers, such as Rihanna, Drake, Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Adele. The Top 10 best-selling artists of all time, of course, goes to the British band The Beatles, with Madonna being the only woman in the top 10. Check out the top 10:
The Beatles – 419,736,000
Michael Jackson – 334,415,000
Elvis Presley – 318,657,000
Queen – 274,577,000
Madonna – 245,766,000
The Rolling Stones – 242,423,000
Pink Floyd – 235,824,000
Led Zeppelin – 205,614,000
Elton John – 204,194,000
U2 – 199,653,000
The announcement that the members of BTS will focus on solo projects in the future surprised fans. HYBE, the company responsible for the group’s career, said the hiatus “isn’t real“. Now, it was Jungkook‘s turn to reinforce the statement:
“We BTS are not going to split up. BTS will be forever“