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At this point in their career, BTS is used to debuting new albums at No. 1 on the most important rankings of the most popular full-lengths in many countries, including in the U.S. The band has now ruled the Billboard 200, which doesn’t focus on just one genre, with four different projects, and they are bound to add to that total whenever they have another new collection to share with fans.
Before they rose to the top of the Billboard 200, BTS established themselves as the kings of Billboard’s World Albums chart, which only counts the bestselling foreign titles in the nation every frame. While they now rule that ranking almost every week, not all of their collections have reached the list, as they pushed some projects before they became superstars…but now one of their oldest efforts has finally moved enough units in one turn to appear on the tally for the first time.
BTS’s 2 Cool 4 Skool debuts at No. 12 on this week’s World Albums chart, arriving fashionably late. The project amazingly appears for the first time seven years after it was released thanks to a concerted and organized effort by the band’s ARMYs, their massive and dedicated fan base. Thousands of followers all purchased the title and the songs featured on it (almost all of which debut on the World Digital Song Sales list this frame) in the same period, helping to resurrect it and finally make it a charting success.
While it is great to see 2 Cool 4 Skool on the World Albums ranking after so much time has passed, the title does now rank as BTS’s lowest-charting placement and it is their only effort to make it to the tally but fail to enter the top 10. Throughout their time together, the Korean septet has now pushed a very lucky 13 albums and EPs onto the list, with nine reaching the top spot and several others only missing the throne by a few rungs.
It’s tough to imagine 2 Cool 4 Skool rising any further on the World Albums ranking in the coming frames, but few could have predicted that the largely forgotten title would make any kind of comeback at all, so it seems that anything is possible when it comes to BTS on this specific chart.