Elite 100: BTS Rises Once Again, Youngboy Never Broke Again Hits No. 2

Greg Allen
BTS on Good Morning America Concert Series Central Park, NYC
BTS is back in a big way. The K-pop superstar group released its album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 Feb. 21 and led the Elite 100 Artists chart in album sales and song sales for the week ending Feb. 27. 
The band logged a total of 257,000 units for the week, with 165,000 album sales and 252,300 song sales, getting them to No. 1 on the chart. 

BTS is pushing K-pop to the forefront of global consciousness and was featured on the cover of Pollstar last year. The group was also a big subject of discussion at the Pollstar Live! 2020 panel on the rise of K-pop and J-pop.

The guys were scheduled to play four shows at Olympic Stadium in Seoul in April, but those gigs were called off due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The group’s fans had donated approximately $330,000 to the Korea Disaster Relief Association after band member Suga donated $84,000 to the org’s efforts to fit the disease in his hometown of Daegu. 

Right behind BTS on the chart is YoungBoy Never Broke Again, who released Still Flexin, Still Steppin Feb. 21. He was chart leader in on-demand streams with 185.5 million and had a total of 159,500 units. He is regularly a staple in the top 10 of the chart although he has had his fair share of legal trouble over the past few years. 

YoungBoy has headline dates in Houston and Los Angeles March 6 and 7, and a few more dates scattered over the next few months. 

Ozzy Osbourne released new music, Ordinary Man, Feb. 21, and he sold 52,800 albums for the week. He also logged 15,000 song sales and 14.1 million on-demand streams for a grand total of 66,000 total units.

The Prince Of Darkness called off his 2020 “No More Tours 2” dates last month after previously announcing his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. 

Next week’s chart will include data from James Taylor, Lil Baby, Five Finger Death Punch, Tycho, Soccer Mommy, Sergio Mendes, Sierra Hull, Real Estate, Trea London, Kristy Cox, and The Secret Sisters.

Also, be on the lookout for new music from Mac Miller, Moby, Jadakiss, Caroline Rose, CJ Fly, Stephen Malkmus, Phantogram, Mandy Moore, and CocoRosie.