BTS member Suga (30, Min Yoongi) has set a new record on the Billboard 200 chart, achieving the same level of success as the highest-charting K-pop solo artists with his first solo album "D-2" under the name Agust D. 

According to a preview article on Billboard's website on May 1st, "D-Day," which was released on April 21st, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with sales of 140,000 units.


Suga's achievement is the same as that of his BTS bandmate Jimin, who achieved the same level of success on the Billboard 200 with his first solo album "Face" on April 8th. 

They both achieved the highest ranking among K-pop solo artists. Prior to Jimin, the highest-ranking K-pop solo artist on the chart was their BTS member RM, who reached number three with "Indigo." Three BTS members have now achieved top 10 rankings on the Billboard 200.

Twice member Nayeon's solo mini-album "I'm Nayeon" follows closely behind in seventh place. Previously, Suga had charted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 with his mixtape "D-2" in 2020. Other BTS members have also entered the chart with solo releases. RM reached number 26 with "mono." in October 2018, while J-Hope's first full-length solo album "Jack In The Box" and mixtape "Hope World" reached numbers 17 and 38, respectively.

Several K-pop groups have also achieved high rankings on the Billboard 200, including SuperM, Blackpink, and Twice. SuperM and Blackpink have both topped the chart with their albums. As a team, BTS has placed six albums at the top of the Billboard 200.

The Billboard 200 ranks albums based on a combination of traditional album sales, streaming equivalent albums (SEA), and track equivalent albums (TEA). "D-Day" earned 125,000 SEA units and 5,500 TEA units.

In other news, country star Morgan Wallen's album "One Thing At A Time" remains at the top of the Billboard 200 for the eighth consecutive week with sales of 149,000 units, only 9,000 more than Suga's "D-Day."

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