BTS is continuing to make waves with their Japanese studio album Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~. With “Your Eyes Tell,” a B-side track on the album, BTS achieved their 21st No. 1 song on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart.
BTS just released their newest Japanese album
The Korean band released Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~ on July 14, 2020. Before it was even announced, ARMY suspected the group would release a Japanese studio album in 2020, as they usually release a Japanese studio album every two years.
They released their first Japanese album Wake Up on Dec. 24, 2014. The group’s second Japanese studio album Youth dropped on Sept. 7, 2016. Before Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~, their most recent Japanese album was Face Yourself, and it was released on April 4, 2018.
When not releasing full-length albums, the band frequently releases singles and Japanese versions of their Korean-language songs. In 2019, they released a Japanese single titled “Lights” along with Japanese versions of their songs “Boy With Luv” and “IDOL.”
Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~ features 13 tracks with five original Japanese songs: “INTRO: Calling,” “Stay Gold,” “Lights,” “Your Eyes Tell,” and “OUTRO: The Journey.” The album has eight Japanese versions of BTS’s Korean-language songs: “Boy With Luv,” “Make It Right,” “Dionysus,” “Idol,” “Airplane Pt. 2,” “Fake Love,” “Black Swan,” and “ON.”
‘Your Eyes Tell’ has reached multiple milestones
On Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~, “Stay Gold” is the lead single, and it will be the theme song for the Japanese drama Rasen no Meikyū (Helical Labyrinth). “Your Eyes Tell” is a B-side track from the album and it will be the theme song for a Japanese film of the same name that is set to be released in October 2020.
Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~ debuted at No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Albums Chart with 447,869 copies sold within 24 hours, setting a record for first-day sales by a Korean artist in Japan. In North America, the album debuted at No. 115 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s World Albums chart.
“Your Eyes Tell” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, and it is the band’s 21st song to reach the top spot on the chart. The song also achieved 102 No. 1s on iTunes worldwide, becoming BTS’s second song to do so. BTS’s song “Black Swan” currently has 104 No. 1s on iTunes charts around the world, and V’s solo song “Sweet Night” holds the record for the most No. 1s with 110.
BTS fans are super proud of the group
“Your Eyes Tell” has quickly become one of the most popular songs in BTS’s discography. ARMY loves the ballad for its encouraging message to keep persevering through dark times. Jungkook composed and co-wrote the song, and fans are proud of his work and what BTS has accomplished with the song.
“it’s not easy to chart in Japan, and i’m proud of bts and J-armys,” a fan tweeted.
“your eyes tell is so successful and i hope jungkook would see all these achievements… i’m so proud,” wrote a Twitter user.