The response from fans to group BTS’s comeback is already hot. Synnara Records, a website which sells albums, crashed in the middle of pre-orders for the new album, WINGS Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone (hereafter WINGS: Supplemental Story), which began on January 25th at noon.
On the 25th at 11AM, accessing the Synnara Records homepage was difficult. On the same day at noon during the planned pre-order for BTS’s new release, there was a rush of people trying to access Synnara Records. As expected together with this, BTS’s name rose to the #1 rank of the real-time search keywords on Synnara Records’ portal site.
A screenshot of Naver’s real time search keywords
Last year, BTS sold around 751,000 units of their second regular album WINGS; it set the record for best sales on the Gaon Chart. For WINGS: Supplemental Story, which contains the story which could not be told in WINGS, expectations are gathering as to whether or not passionate BTS can set new album records starting from pre-sales.
BTS will release WINGS: Supplemental Story on February 13th, and on the 18th-19th of the same month plan to host their 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The WINGS Tour in Seoul at the Gocheok Skydome.