K-pop group BTS top US album charts

K-pop group BTS top US album charts
By Robert Hackwill
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BTS go where no Korean pop outifit has gone before just days after Billboard music awards triumph.


The Billboard music awards ceremony has been held in Las Vegas with many of the prizes going to predictable American chart-toppers like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift.

Hip-hop household names like Kendrick Lamar and Drake were also honoured, with SZA and Cardi B picking up the top female prizes.

The billboard awards now sprawl across categories including a Latino section, a Christian music section, and award for most popular streamed artist, but also awards for artists who break through on social media, and in this category K-Pop act BTS won for a second year running.

The Koreans of BTS have a self-styled "army" of fans, and in 2018 became the first Korean act to top the Billboard 200 album charts with their third LP, "Love yourself : Tear", and the first album sung mainly in a foreign language to top the charts in 12 years.

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