More On The Monkees: Bigger Than The Beatles: BTS follows The Beatles with 3 Billboard No 1 albums in a year via South China Morning Post

This article about the Korean boy band includes a clip from the Monkees TV show because “group’s third chart-topping release, ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’, equals the feats of the British band The Beatles in 1995-96 and the American group The Monkees in 1967”. It’s always nice to see our guys credited with so much success.— Rosanne

Internationally renowned K-pop boy band BTS is celebrating its third No 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart after the release of “Map of the Soul: Persona” – a feat previously achieved by the British group, The Beatles, and the American group, The Monkees.

The seven-track album, which was released on April 12, will debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart on April 27, the music magazine said on Sunday.

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