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[Map of the Soul: Persona] Buying Guide

Tips for Buying

*These tips are accurate to the best of our knowledge. If you see an error, please let us know so we can fix it!

Charts to Target

  1. Billboard 200 – Billboard’s chart which ranks the top 200 albums.
  2. Hot 100 – Billboard’s chart which ranks the top 100 songs.

When do these charts track sales?

They track sales starting on Friday to the end of the day on Thursday of the next week. The charts are publicly updated on Tuesday. (Source)

Can I gift the album?

No, gifted songs or albums are not counted. (Source)

Links

These sites/locations report to Billboard for the charts. (Source)

Digital

  • Remember to use TEA (track equivalent album) method for buying digitally so that your purchase counts for both charts – this means if you buy a song from the album ten times, that equals one album sale on the Billboard 200 and also counts towards Hot 100. Do not click “complete the album” or buy the full album – this only counts for Billboard 200 and not Hot 100. (Source)
    • This only applies to ARMY in the USA or Canada, because this contributes to the Billboard charts in those countries. However, local charts may have different rules than Billboard. ARMY from other countries may complete the album/buy the full album unless they are trying to chart within their own regional chart’s specific rules.
  • The best way to buy digital tracks to count for both Billboard 200 and Hot 100 is to do as follows: (Source)
    • Buy all 7 tracks from Persona separately.
    • Purchase the title-track (Boy With Luv) 3x again on another account/s on the same platform or other platforms.
    • Buying it 3x is recommended because it completes the 10 song purchase requirement for Billboard 200 and counts towards Hot 100.
      • You can buy more it more than 3x if you wish.

iTunes

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Boy With Luv ft. Halsey.

Google Play

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Boy With Luv ft. Halsey.

Amazon

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Boy With Luv ft. Halsey.

Onkyo Music

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Boy With Luv ft. Halsey – not available yet

7 Digital

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Boy With Luv ft. Halsey – not available yet

Medianet

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Boy With Luv ft. Halsey – not available yet

Physical

  • There are four versions of the album. Regardless of which version or how many versions you order, each individual album purchase will count as one album sale.
  • When buying at a retailer:
    • Make sure the plastic wrap is still on the album. If not, someone may have stolen some of the contents.
    • If you see albums whose plastic wrap have been torn off, please notify an employee and ask them to add a security tag on it.
    • If you do not see the album at your retailer, ask. Sometimes they do not have it shelved yet.

Amazon

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Map of the Soul: Persona.

Target

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Map of the Soul: Persona.

Walmart

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Map of the Soul: Persona.

Barnes & Noble

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Map of the Soul: Persona.

Best Buy

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Map of the Soul: Persona – not currently available

CD Universe

  1. Buying focus:
    1. Map of the Soul: Persona.

Hello, I'm Ella. I'm a psychology student from the USA and my native language is English. I became an ARMY in January 2018 and have never had a bias. In addition to BTS, I love books, anime, manga, food, sleeping, spending time with my cats, and writing poetry. You can find me on Twitter as @castles_of_air.

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