The super popular Korean boy band made history this week, becoming the first K-pop band to hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album, “Love Yourself: Tear”. The latest album from popular South Korean boy band BTS, also sold more than 1 million copies within the first week of its release. A total of 1,003,524 copies of the album – BTS’s third studio album – had sold by Friday May 25, following its release on May 18, according to Hanteo Chart, a South Korean sales tracker. K-pop giant BTS ready to wow Billboard Music Awards with world premier of new single This marks the highest opening week in sales for any BTS album. The septet’s previous album, “Love Yourself: Her”, sold 759,263 copies in the first seven days last year. Pre-orders for the latest album also reached a record high of 1.5 million copies. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter This article originally appeared on Korea Times .