Sales figures are tracked from Friday to Thursday.
Purchase physical albums at:
Barnes & Noble
BigHit US Shop**
*When purchasing from Amazon, use only the link BigHit Provides
as other sellers may not count on Billboard 200.
**On the BigHit US shop, there are two shipping options:
$14.99 for standard orders or
$5.99 for orders less than $20 (without tracking).
FOR CHARTING IN THE UNITED STATES, DO NOT
10 Singles Downloaded = 1 Album Sold
To chart Singles on the Hot 100, purchase them on:
Big Hit Store (if available)
*For iTunes, you will see the "Complete My Album" option after purchasing an individual song.
If you are considering using that option:
(1) Wait until the next sales tracking week, so you don't remove the single sale from counting towards counting toward the Hot 100.
(2) See how many tracks are on the album. If there are more than 10 tracks, purchase each song individually instead because it will help the album on the Billboard 200 chart.
DIGITAL BUYING CONSIDERATIONS
Using the "Gift to Others" option in iTunes does not count towards any Billboard chart as a sale. So just purchase each track on the album one-by-one!
Remember that 150 streams = 1 song purchase for RIAA certification, so if it is more convenient for you to purchase for impact and you are able, please do!