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BTS' 'Love Yourself: Answer' makes Billboard chart for 15th week

All Headlines 09:29 December 12, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band BTS' latest album "Love Yourself: Answer" retained its presence on the main weekly Billboard album chart on Wednesday, extending its winning streak to a 15th week.

The final installment in the "Love Yourself" album series ranked 84th on Billboard 200 of the most popular 200 albums for the week of Dec. 15, slipping two places from last week's 82nd, according to chart updates.

It was the 15th week in a row that the album had been on the chart after landing atop the competitive list in early September.

On its release in May, the boy band's previous album, "Love Yourself: Tear," also took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the list for 15 weeks in a row.

For the week of Dec. 15, "Answer" topped Billboard's World Albums chart while "Tear" was placed third. Fourth place was claimed by "Love Yourself: Her," the other album in BTS' "Love Yourself" trilogy.

BTS claimed the top spot of the Billboard Social 50 chart for a 74th consecutive week, the longest such run in the chart's history.

BTS' management agency, Big Hit Entertainment, said Wednesday the music video of the group's 2015 song "Dope" surpassed the landmark 400 million-view mark on YouTube.

The song was released as part of BTS' third EP, "The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1," and garnered this latest achievement in the early morning of Wednesday, according to Big Hit.

It is the enormously popular boy band's third music video to hit 400 million views, following "DNA" and "Fire."

This image of BTS was provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (Yonhap)

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