The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) have revealed the 10 bestselling albums of the past year in its annual report on March 19. While there are plenty of well-known pop stars and rock starts on the list, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Queen, the No. 1 title is sure to make you ask “Who?” when reading the full list below
Here’s the official #IFPIGlobalAlbumChart winners of the top 10 biggest global albums of 2019:
— IFPI (@IFPI_org) March 19, 2020
For the record, Japanese band Arashi snagged the highest spot on the list with their release “5X20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019,” a compilation featuring all of their most beloved singles. But what makes us clap our hands in excitement and joy is to see Taylor Swift’s “Lover” at the second spot and then BTS making history again as their mini album “Map of the Soul: Persona” lands at #3 making BTS the first Korean artists to be on IFPI’s Best Selling Album Worldwide.
According to IFPI, BTS’s music received critical acclaim for its “confident, genre-spanning sound.” BTS’s April 2019 mini album “Map of the Soul: Persona” has sold 2.5 million global units.
Last year, BTS ranked at No. 2 and No. 3 on the IFPI’s Global Album Chart with “Love Yourself: Answer” and “Love Yourself: Tear,” respectively. In addition, it was recently announced that BTS took No. 7 on the IFPI’s list of best-selling artists worldwide for 2019.