BTS upcoming album Love Yourself: Answer sets new record with 1.5 million pre-orders

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BTS smash their own pre-order record with Love Yourself: Answer
BTS are smashing their own records (Picture: PR)

BTS have topped their own record with their upcoming album.

The pre-orders for the K-pop groups Love Yourself: Answer, which will drop on 24 August, have reached 1,511,910 million in South Korea, in stats from 18 to 24 July.

This is 62,623 pre-orders more than what BTS current album Love Yourself: Tear, which recorded 1,449,287 in advance orders last April, achieved.

Love Yourself: Answer earlier topped Amazons Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl based on pre-orders.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Musical group BTS perform onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
The group are set to release a repackaged version of Tear (Picture: Wireimage/ Jeff Kravitz)

BTS past album Love Yourself: Her, released last 18 September last year, had 1 million in pre-orders while You Never Walk Alone had 700,000.

On Billboard, Love Yourself: Tear charted at No. 49 on the Billboard 200 for the week of 28 July, its ninth straight week on the chart. The album debuted at No. 1 on the chart.

From January to June this year, the album sold 1.75 million copies in South Korea since its release on 18 May, the lone album to have reached at least 1 million in sales.

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As the boys are preparing for their world tour and release of their new album, member J-Hope recorded a video doing the In My Feelings Challenge.

The challenge started when comedian Shiggy posted a video on Instagram dancing to Drakes song. The challenge has since gone viral.

BTS will also hold a photo and video exhibit titled O, Neul from 25 August to 28 October to mark their fifth anniversary since debut.

The exhibit will be held at the Ara Art Center in Seoul.

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