Map of the Soul: Persona

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Map of the Soul: Persona
The cover is hot pink with a white grid and a heart made up of three lines on top. A fourth line cuts the middle of the heart.
EP by
ReleasedApril 12, 2019 (2019-04-12)
BTS chronology
Love Yourself: Answer
Map of the Soul: Persona
Physical album artwork
Four rectangular albums of different shades of pink. They form a grid and four different shaped hearts are center on each cover.
Versions 1–4, left to right
Singles from Map of the Soul: Persona
  1. "Boy with Luv"
    Released: April 12, 2019[6]

Map of the Soul: Persona is the sixth extended play by South Korean boy band BTS. It was released on April 12, 2019, via Big Hit Entertainment. It is the follow-up to their 2018 albums Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer,[7] and precedes the band's Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour. The EP was released for pre-order on March 13.[8] It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making BTS the first band since The Beatles to have three number-one albums in less than a year. The album also topped the UK, Scottish, New Zealand and Australian Charts, making BTS the first Korean act to achieve a number-one album in each of these countries. Moreover, the album sold 3.2 million copies in one month, making it the best-selling album in South Korea.

Composition and production[edit]

Map of the Soul: Persona has influences from various places. The album itself is based on the book Jung's Map of the Soul, about the theories Carl Jung created for psychology.[9]

Lead single "Boy with Luv" has been described as a funk pop song about happiness and love.[10] It serves as a parallel track to their earlier song "Boy in Luv".[11] In the video for "Persona" words such as "persona", "shadow", and "ego" were in it which directly references Carl Jung's theories.[12] It has been described as a song that is trying to answer the question of "Who am I?"[10]

"Mikrokosmos" and "Home" are songs dedicated to the fans, as they are the home that comforts BTS when they are tired and lonely.[10] The track "Mikrokosmos" is the name of a piano series composition done by Béla Bartók, though the Korean translation of the song is microcosm which has a different meaning.[13] BTS also described "Mikrokosmos" by saying it would "paint the world through human interest".[11]

"Make It Right" is a collaboration between BTS and Ed Sheeran,[11] and "Jamais Vu" is a unit song consisting of the members J-Hope, Jin, and Jungkook.[10] The EP also features references to Greek mythology, with a track called "Dionysus", the Greek god of grapes and wine, and their concept photos, depicting a few of the members holding grapes.[9] It was described as a strong hip hop track with an intense beat, significant rock influence, vocoder effects and features Jin's rocking adlibs throughout the song [10]


On April 1, BTS released two sets of concept photos to illustrate the EP's concept. The first version shows "BTS playing around in a photo booth" with the solo shots "similarly show[ing] off each member in a variety of poses". Version 2 "emphasize different sides, or personas, of each BTS member", as described by Billboard's Tamar Herman.[14] On April 3, the final two versions were released: Version 3 and 4. Version 3 shows the members with roses in rose-toned rooms. Version 4 has each member posing with either grapes or strawberries wearing elegant clothing and jewelry.[15]



The introductory video played before the band's performance at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong had hinted at the title before its official announcement.[8] The album is reportedly the "beginning of a new chapter" for the band,[16] and the first in a new series of albums.[17]

On March 27, the trailer for the album was released named "Persona".[18] The solo featured RM, the leader of BTS, and was described by Refinery29's Natalie Morin as "a colorful, dynamic song" and "nodding to the band's coming-of-age and self-discovery themes."[19]

The trailer for the song "Boy with Luv" featuring American singer Halsey was released on April 7, 2019.[20] The second teaser trailer was released on April 10 and featured a longer sample of "Boy with Luv".[21]

Live performances[edit]

On April 13, 2019, one day after the release of the album, BTS appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live,[22] performing "Boy with Luv"[23] along with the Steve Aoki remix of "Mic Drop" shortly after.[24] The band were the first Asian act to perform live on SNL.[25][26]

On May 1, 2019, BTS performed "Boy with Luv" with Halsey on the Billboard Music Awards 2019.[27]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
The 4057/10[30]
AllMusic4/5 stars[31]
Consequence of SoundA-[32]
The Faderfavorable[33]
The Independent3/5 stars[34]
The Line of Best Fit9.5/10[35]
NME4/5 stars[36]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Map of the Soul: Persona received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Map of the Soul: Persona has an average score of 74 based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[28]

Neil Z. Young of AllMusic gave the album a positive review, stating, "Although it's only the first piece of the puzzle, on its own, Map of the Soul: Persona is a fitting celebration for a group at the top of their game."[31] Rhian Daly of NME wrote that "Map Of The Soul: Persona impressively and cohesively flies from genre to genre, but sounds more confident than ever."[36]

Douglas Greenwood of The Independent, however, gave the album a mixed review, pointing out that, "When they stand on their own two feet without the major co-stars, BTS are still fully confident of their own sound" but "the music, production-wise, falls a little by the wayside when it comes to breaking new ground."[34]

Commercial performance[edit]

According to iriver Inc, the distributor for the Map of the Soul: Persona, stock preorders for the EP surpassed 2.68 million copies over the first five days of the preorder period.[38] The number was later updated to 3.07 million on April 11, the day before the EP's release.[10]

In South Korea, the EP recorded 2.13 million first-week sales, the highest number for an artist in the country since the Hanteo Chart began tracking weekly sales at its inception.[39] Map of the Soul: Persona debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart with all tracks debuting on the Gaon Digital Chart, including the lead single "Boy With Luv", which debuted at 17 and reached number one the following week.[40][41][42] The songs "Mikrokosmos" and "Make It Right" also reached the top ten in their second charting week, debuting at 31 and 39 before peaking at number eight and ten respectively.[42][43] Map of the Soul: Persona sold 3,229,032 copies in its first month the country, making it the highest-selling release on the Gaon Music Chart since its inception in 2011.[44] The EP also became the best-selling album of all time in South Korea, surpassing Kim Gun-mo's 1995 album Wrongful Encounter.[c][48]

In the United Kingdom, Persona's midweek sales were higher than the first week sales of BTS' three previous Top 20 releases combined, including Love Yourself: Tear, the only BTS album to hit the UK top ten.[49] Map of the Soul: Persona eventually became BTS' first number one album in the United Kingdom, as well as the first Korean musical act to reach number one, with 26,500 album-equivalent units, 68% of which (roughly 18,020 albums) came from pure sales.[50] The EP's lead single "Boy with Luv" debuted at number 13 on the UK singles chart, becoming BTS' first top-15 track in the United Kingdom.[51] Two other tracks from Persona, "Mikrokosmos" and "Make It Right", debuted on the singles chart at number 71 and 74 respectively.[52]

The EP debuted at number one on Australia's ARIA Albums Chart, becoming the first chart-topping album sung in an Asian language. The album became BTS' fourth top-ten album in Australia, following their three Love Yourself series albums: Love Yourself: Her, Love Yourself: Tear, and Love Yourself: Answer, released in 2017 and 2018. "Boy with Luv" debuted at number 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming BTS' first top-ten single in the country.[53]

In the United States, Map of the Soul: Persona debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 232,000 album-equivalent units, including 196,000 pure album sales, becoming the band's biggest week in terms of units.[54] It is BTS' third number-one album in roughly 11 months, making them the first band to achieve three number-ones in a year since the Beatles in 1995 through 1996. BTS also became the band with the second-fastest accumulation of three number-one albums since the Billboard 200's inception.[d][55] The EP's lead single "Boy With Luv" debuted at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 with 31,000 pure sales.[56] The track is BTS' highest-charting song and second top-ten song following "Fake Love", which peaked at number 10, and the first K-Pop group with multiple top-tens as well as the second Korean artist, following Psy.[57] "Make It Right" also charted on the Hot 100, debuting at number 95 with 11,600 pure sales and making BTS the first Korean artist to have two simultaneous songs appear on the chart.[56][58] All songs from the EP appeared on the Billboard Digital Songs chart with a cumulative 82,100 purchases across all seven tracks.[56]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing adapted from the liner notes of the physical album.[2]

1."Intro: Persona"
  • Hiss Noise
  • RM
  • Pdogg
Hiss Noise2:54
2."Boy with Luv" (작은 것들을 위한 시; Jageun geotdeureul wihan si [lit. "A Poem for Small Things"]) (featuring Halsey)
3."Mikrokosmos" (소우주; Souju [lit. "Small Universe"])
  • Matty Thomson
  • Max Lynedoch Graham
  • Marcus McCoan
  • Ryan Lawrie
  • James F. Reynolds
  • RM
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
  • "DJ Swivel" Young
  • Candace Nicole Sosa
  • Fontana
  • Lindgren
4."Make It Right"
  • Fred Gibson
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Benjy Gibson
  • Jo Hill
  • RM
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
Fred Gibson3:42
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • Lauren Dyson
  • Tushar Apte
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
  • Krysta Youngs
  • Julia Ross
  • Bobby Chung
  • Song Jae-kyung
  • Adora
6."Jamais Vu" (performed by Jin, J-Hope, and Jungkook)
  • McCoan
  • Owen Roberts
  • Thomson
  • Graham
  • Reynolds
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • Arcades
  • Bad Milk
  • McCoan
  • Pdogg
  • J-Hope
  • Supreme Boi
  • RM
  • Suga
  • Roman Campolo
  • Pdogg
Total length:26:05


  • "Intro: Persona" was also called "Persona" during its pre-release period.[59]
  • Fred Gibson's producer credit is under the stylized name "FRED".
  • "Home" is stylized in all caps.
  • "Jamais Vu" is stylized in sentence case.


Personnel adapted from the liner notes of the physical album.[2]


Chart (2019) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[60] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[61] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[62] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[63] 16
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[64] 1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[65] 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[66] 5
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[67] 2
Estonian Albums (Eesti Ekspress)[68] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[69] 3
French Albums (SNEP)[70] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[71] 3
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[72] 12
Irish Albums (IRMA)[73] 6
Italian Albums (FIMI)[74] 5
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[75] 2
Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[76] 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[77] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[78] 3
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[79] 2
Scottish Albums (OCC)[80] 1
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[81] 6
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[41] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[82] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[83] 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[84] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[85] 1
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[86] 1
US Billboard 200[54] 1
US World Albums (Billboard)[87] 1
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[88] 1

Certifications and sales[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea April 12, 2019
North America
  • Digital download
  • streaming


  1. ^ BTS members and the Big Hit production team have individual "studios" within the greater Big Hit Entertainment building.[1] These are credited separately in the liner notes.[2]
  2. ^ In South Korea, the album is distributed by Dreamus, an iriver subsidiary.[5]
  3. ^ The total sales for Wrongful Encounter are 2.86 million, however, when including illegal sales, the album is estimated have sold 3.3 million total copies.[45][46] This estimate has been acknowledged by Guinness World Records.[47]
  4. ^ BTS is second to the American pop rock band the Monkees, who had three number-one albums in nine months and three weeks in 1967. The former second place holder was the Beatles, whose 1995 and 1996 compilation albums all peaked at number one in 11 months and one week.[55]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kernis, Jay (April 21, 2019). "BTS, the kings of K-Pop". CBS News. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Map of the Soul: Persona (CD booklet). BTS. South Korea: Big Hit Entertainment. 2019.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ a b c d Leight, Elias (April 16, 2019). "BTS Establish a Holding Pattern on 'Map of the Soul: Persona'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Benjamin, Jeff (April 12, 2019). "BTS Kiss the Past While Aiming for Grander Highs on 'Map of the Soul: Persona'". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "2019년 15주차 Digital Chart" [Digital Chart – Week 15 of 2019] (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Herman, Tamar (April 7, 2019). "BTS Announces New Single 'Boy With Luv' Featuring Halsey: Watch the Teaser". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Minsker, Evan; Strauss, Matthew (March 11, 2019). "BTS Announce New Album MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Herman, Tamar (March 11, 2019). "BTS Announces 'Map of the Soul: Persona' Album". Billboard. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Bell, Crystal (April 11, 2019). "A Map Of The Soul: Persona Syllabus To Help Wrap Your Brain Around BTS' New Album". MTV. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Sun, Mi-kyung (April 11, 2019). "방탄소년단, 오늘(12일) 새 앨범 전세계 동시 발표..할시⋅에드시런과 글로벌 협업[공식]" [BTS (12th) new album announced today, worldwide simultaneous release .. Global collaboration with Halsey · Ed Sheeran [Official]]. Osen (in Korean). Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c Herman, Tamar (April 11, 2019). "BTS Announce Ed Sheeran Collaboration 'Make It Right'". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Bell, Crystal (March 27, 2019). "BTS' RM Reclaims His Narrative in Scorching Map of the Soul: Persona Album Teaser". MTV. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Gray, Geordie (April 9, 2019). "Everything we know about the new BTS album, MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA". dontboreus. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  14. ^ Herman, Tamar (March 31, 2019). "BTS Share First 'Map of the Soul: Persona' Concept Photos". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  15. ^ Devoe, Noelle (April 2, 2019). "BTS' 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' Concept Photos Versions 3 & 4 Are Here To Make You Swoon". Elite Daily. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  16. ^ Young, Alex (March 11, 2019). "BTS announce new album Map of the Soul: Persona". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  17. ^ Devoe, Noelle (March 11, 2019). "The Tweets About BTS' 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' Album News Are Bursting With Excitement". Elite Daily. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  18. ^ Acevedo, Angelica (March 27, 2019). "BTS' RM Raps in Comeback Trailer Ahead Of 'Map of the Soul: Persona' Album: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  19. ^ Morin, Natalie (March 27, 2019). "BTS' RM Literally Spits Fire & Drops Clues In New "Map of the Soul: Persona" Teaser". Refinery29. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  20. ^ "#BTS #방탄소년단 작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey> Official Teaser 1". April 7, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Daw, Stephen (April 10, 2019). "BTS Share Second Teaser For Halsey Collaboration 'Boy With Luv': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  22. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (March 13, 2019). "BTS To Make 'Saturday Night Live' Debut -- Here's What That Means For Their Careers". Forbes. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  23. ^ Mcgovern, Tim (April 14, 2019). "BTS Slays With Their Performance Of 'Boy With Luv' On 'SNL' — Watch". Hollywood Life. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  24. ^ McGovern, Tim (April 14, 2019). "BTS Performs 'Mic Drop' On 'SNL' & The Audience Was Here For It". Hollywood Life. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  25. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer. "'Saturday Night Live': BTS Makes History as First K-Pop Musical Guest". Entertainment Online. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  26. ^ Yu, Byung-cheol (March 14, 2019). "방탄소년단, 전 세계 무대로 월드 와이드 컴백…美 'Saturday Night Live'서 신곡 무대 최초 공개" [BTS, world-wide comeback on the world stage ... Saturday Night Live's first new stage debut]. Korea Economy TV (in Korean). Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  27. ^ "BTS and Halsey Will Perform 'Boy With Luv' Together For the First Time at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  28. ^ a b "Map of the Soul: Persona By BTS Reviews And Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  29. ^ "Map of the Soul: PERSONA by BTS". Any Decent Music?. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  30. ^ Lau, Jess (April 19, 2019). "Review: BTS just want a piece of the action in Map of the Soul: Persona". The 405. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  31. ^ a b Young, Neil. "Map of the Soul: Persona – BTS". AllMusic. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  32. ^ Dzubay, Laura (April 19, 2019). "Review: BTS Doubles Down on Genre-Bending, Emotion-Fueled Pop on Map of the Soul : Persona". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  33. ^ Maicki, Salvatore (April 19, 2019). "BTS make a strong case for pop maximalism on Map of the Soul: Persona". The Fader. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  34. ^ a b Greenwood, Douglas. "BTS, Map of the Soul: Persona, review: The world's favourite boyband add rock guitars and Ed Sheeran to their repertoire". The Independent. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  35. ^ Simon-Bashall, Sophia (April 12, 2019). "BTS' sincerity shines through on Map of the Soul: Persona". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  36. ^ a b Daly, Rhian. "BTS – 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' review". NME. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  37. ^ Yoo, Noah (April 15, 2019). "BTS: MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  38. ^ Yu, Byung-cheol (March 19, 2019). "방탄소년단, 'MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA' 선주문 5일 만에 268만장 돌파" [BTS, 'MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA' surpasses 2.68 million copies 5 days after preorder]. Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  39. ^ Kim, Joo-won (April 19, 2019). "방탄소년단, 'MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA' 발매 첫주 213만장 돌파" [BTS surpasses 2.13 million copies in the first week of release with 'MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA']. Seoul Economy Daily (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  40. ^ Woo, Bin (April 25, 2019). "방탄소년단, 가온차트 4관왕…앨범 차트 2주 연속 1위" [BTS to Win 4 Gaon Charts ...the number one album chart for the second week in a row]. Ten Asia. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  41. ^ a b "2019년 15주차 Album Chart" [Gaon Album Chart – Week 15, 2019]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  42. ^ a b "2019년 15주차 Digital Chart" [Gaon Digital Chart – Week 15, 2019]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  43. ^ "2019년 16주차 Digital Chart" [Gaon Digital Chart – Week 16, 2019]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  44. ^ Park, Sae-jin (May 9, 2019). "K-pop band BTS sets new record in offline album sales in S. Korea". Aju Business Daily. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  45. ^ Lim, Jin-mo (May 9, 2005). "길보드에 망한 '담다디' 길보드로 웃은 '존재의 이유'" [The reason why the 'Gilboard Chart' existed]. The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  46. ^ Park, Si-soo (October 31, 2013). "From 'Hymn of Death' to 'Gangnam Style,' Korean music galloping forward". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  47. ^ Craig Glenday, ed. (August 29, 2017). Guinness World Records 2018: Meet our Real-Life Superheroes. Guinness World Records. p. 179. ISBN 978-1910561720.
  48. ^ "(LEAD) Sales of BTS' latest album hit all-time high". Yonhap News. May 9, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  49. ^ White, Jack (April 15, 2019). "BTS set for their first Number 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart with Map of the Soul: Persona". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  50. ^ a b Copsey, Rob (April 19, 2019). "BTS are the first Korean act to score a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Map of The Soul: Persona". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  51. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (April 19, 2019). "BTS Scores The Highest-Charting K-Pop Hit By A Group In U.K. History". Forbes. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  52. ^ "BTS | Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  53. ^ "BTS Make ARIA Charts History". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 20, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  54. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (April 21, 2019). "BTS Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Map of the Soul: Persona'". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  55. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (April 21, 2019). "BTS Meets the Beatles and the Monkees in Billboard Chart History With 'Map of the Soul: Persona'". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  56. ^ a b c McIntyre, Hugh (April 22, 2019). "Every Track On BTS' New Album Debuts Inside The Top 40 On The Bestselling Songs Ranking". Forbes. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  57. ^ Trust, Gary (April 22, 2019). "Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Leads Billboard Hot 100 for Third Week; Sam Smith & Normani, BTS & Halsey Hit Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  58. ^ Aquilina, Tyler (April 22, 2019). "BTS and Halsey's 'Boy With Luv' becomes highest Billboard Hot 100 debut for K-pop group". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  59. ^ Rowley, Glenn (March 27, 2019). "BTS A.R.M.Y. Reacts to 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' Trailer: 'A Masterpiece'". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  60. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul - Persona". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  61. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul - Persona" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  62. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul - Persona" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  63. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul - Persona" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  64. ^ "BTS Outsizes Beyoncé With It's Second No. 1 Album". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  65. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201916 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  66. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Album Top-40 Uge 15, 2019". Hitlisten. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  67. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul - Persona" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  68. ^ "ESTI TIPP-40 MUUSIKAS: nublu uus lugu „muusikakool" on tõusnud… number üheks muidugi". Estonia. Archived from the original on 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  69. ^ "BTS: Map of the Soul : Persona" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  70. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 16, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  71. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  72. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2019. 16. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  73. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 19 April 2019". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  74. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 16 (dal 12.04.2019 al 18.04.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  75. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2019-04-29" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  76. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums 2019/4/29". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  77. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  78. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 16, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  79. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  80. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  81. ^ "SK Albums Top 100" (in Czech). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  82. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 16: del 12.4.2019 al 18.4.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  83. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved April 18, 2019. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  84. ^ " – BTS – Map of the Soul - Persona". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  85. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  86. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  87. ^ "WORLD ALBUMS". Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  88. ^ "Top Album Sales". Billboard. April 27, 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  89. ^ "Net Ease Music". Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  90. ^ Cumulative Oricon sales
  91. ^ "Japanese album certifications – BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved May 9, 2019. Select 2019年4月 on the drop-down menu
  92. ^ "2019년 4월 Album Chart" [April 2019 Album Chart] (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  93. ^ "MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA [輸入盤]" [MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA [Import Disc]] (in Japanese). Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  94. ^ "NEW RELEASES: A BTS MAP (UPDATE)". Hits. April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  95. ^ Herman, Tamar (April 12, 2019). "BTS Drop 'Map of the Soul: Persona' Album Featuring Collabs with Halsey & Ed Sheeran: Stream it Now". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2019.