How BTS’ New Album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ Is Their Best One EVER

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

K-pop group BTS is back with a brand-new album! Map of the Soul: 7 is the Korean boy band’s fourth studio album, and it debuted early Friday morning. Needless to say, fans are very excited.

The album’s debut arrived with a music video for the lead single “ON,” and a remix with Sia. According to the LA Times, the album features 20 tracks, including existing songs from Map of the Soul: Persona, as well as 14 new ones.

Watch BTS perform in the music video ofr “ON.”

What Makes BTS’ New Album So Special?

The album features 20 songs on the tracklist and all of those 20 songs occupy the top 20 spots on the iTunes chart, meaning BTS currently claims the 20 bestselling songs in the largest music market in the world, all at once.

BTS Releases New Album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

The album’s new tracks include solo recordings from the group’s seven members, as well as collaborative efforts. One of the songs, “Louder Than Bombs,” was co-written by Troye Sivan. Another, “Boy With Luv,” features vocals from Halsey.

Even before the album was released on Friday, it was breaking records. It had more than 4.02 million advance purchases, making it the most pre-ordered South Korean album of all time.


For those who don’t know, BTS is also known as the Bangtan Boys. The group was formed in 2010, and put out their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool in 2013. They’ve since become hugely popular around the world, with 24 million Twitter followers.

Watch BTS on the “Today Show.”

Watch BTS Hit The ‘Today Show’ Stage

BTS appeared on the Today Show this morning, where they talked about their new album. The group explained that the 7 in the album’s title refers to both the number of members as well as how many years it’s been since they first debuted.


The group praised their “Army” of fans for giving them “positive energy.” The show played one of their new songs, and the fans in the crowd sang along to it. Unfortunately, BTS didn’t perform on the show, but they were invited back this summer.

The band recently performed at the 2020 Grammys. They’ve also made appearances on talent shows like America’s Got Talent and The Voice. You can listen to Map of the Soul: 7 on Spotify.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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