BTS' RM Enters HipHopMagz 200 With 'Mono'

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The rapper-singer's "playlist" flies onto the albums chart with lower than three days of charting.

BTS followers had a slew of surprises bestowed upon them final week, together with the group's chief RM delivering a brand new solo launch that makes its manner onto the Billboard 200.

RM's Mono. (which was labeled a "playlist" on the duvet artwork) was launched without spending a dime obtain in addition to digital-download and streaming providers on Tuesday, Oct. 23. With lower than three days of chart exercise, Mono. debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 with 21,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Oct. 25, in response to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 16,000 had been in conventional album gross sales. 

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Nov. Three-dated chart -- the place RM debuts and the A Star Is Born soundtrack spends its third week at No. 1 -- will probably be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 30, together with the remainder of Billboard's weekly charts dated Nov. Three.

The genre-ranging launch marks a powerful pivot from the star's 2015 mixtape R.M., which centered on tougher hip-hop and had a extra aggressive tone. From its softer, ambient-like sounds to the reflective materials, Mono. feels prefer it represents a star extra at peace at himself regardless of nonetheless having unresolved emotions in regards to the world round him. 

Before Mono., the perfect solo launch from the Okay-pop scene got here from RM's BTS band mate J-Hope whose Hope World mixtape peaked at No. 38 in March. This week's Billboard 200 additionally sees the arrival of EXO member Lay and his solo album NAMANANA at No. 21 -- although, as beforehand reported, it's robust to think about the discharge Okay-pop because it was recorded in Chinese and English regardless of Lay having his roots initially within the Okay-pop scene.

On his personal, RM has entered a couple of Billboard charts together with the Bubbling Under Hot 100 and rock-genre charts when he appeared on the remix of Fall Out Boy's "Champion" in late 2017. When he was nonetheless often known as Rap Monster, the R.M. mixtape additionally hit No. 12 on World Albums, whereas a collaboration with Warren G titled "P.D.D" entered the highest 10 of the World Digital Song Sales chart.

Check again to Billboard.com on Tuesday morning when all of the charts are refreshed to see the complete scope of RM's newest chart exercise.