Early US projections have emerged for BTS’ new album “BE,” and they unsurprisingly reveal that the album is on track for a #1 debut.
According to Hits Daily Double, the album will sell 215-225K US copies during the November 20-26 tracking period. With units from track sales and streams included, it should generate 260-290K in total first-week consumption.
The former number will be enough for a dominant debut atop the album sales chart, while the latter figure will secure BTS its fifth #1 on the overall US album chart.
“BE” is the follow-up to the early 2020 release “Map Of The Soul: 7.” That album debuted with 347K US sales and 422K total US units.
BTS and the Big Hit team notably took a different release approach for the two albums. Whereas “Map Of The Soul: 7” featured four collectible editions of the physical album, the physical iteration of “BE” is only available in one deluxe configuration. Featuring a variety of BTS memorabilia, the package is retailing in the $45-55 range.