The numbers are in and BTS is back on top of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated March 6). It’s just been a. Few months since the septet released BE: Deluxe Edition topping the charts and their re release, BE: The Essential edition has entered the charts on the No. 1 spot. Released on February 19, the new deluxe CD package jumps from No. 43 to No. 1 with 28,000 sold (up 888%) in the U.S., effectively all from CD sales, according to MRC Data. 

The essential edition did not differ much from the original as it contains the same track positing as before. The biggest contrast is thinner packaging with a new photo book and highly coveted photo cards. BE: Essential edition is sold at $30.98 while the deluxe version sold at $50.98.

On additional news, J-Hope surprised ARMY by released a full version of “Blue Side.” The original was featured as an outright song on his first solo mix tape Hope World three years ago. On a post in the official Bagntan Blog he owned a letter stating his intentions on finishing the track. He mentioned how back then he was impatiently wanting his fans to listen to his music but didn’t know how to put into worlds that blue feeling he had.

Now he states, “I think the root of those feelings was what started me thinking that I needed to finish Blue Side. Everyone always ends up with a rush of feelings for the past once in a while and feeling a sense of nostalgia is only natural; I think that’s exactly how I’ve been viewing things these days.

As time passes, I think I’ve also slowly sorted out the answer to the question of why I wasn’t able to finish this song.

I think it was a subject that was greater than I could express musically and I was holding on to this sense of destiny that thought ‘Someday I’ll be able to feel it and figure it out on my own, won’t I?’

Even though it’s still just one song, I wanted to show how I’ve matured a little musically and
with a strong heart that is determined to return in the future having taken on even more challenges and grown even more, I present to you this song.

I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it
and find it soothing. “

The lyrics to the song encompass feelings that everyone can relate to, especially during these times where we’re distance from our loved ones and sometimes trapped in our small spaces, or rooms. Even though it set ins somber tone, the melody still manages to bring the listener peace and the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug.

Listen to the track below.

English lyrics below

With everything changed between us, I shout out alone, Blue
Because of you, the tears drenched in deep-blue gather, Blue
Spring, summer, autumn, winter, it all feels the same, Blue

I want to go back to when I didn’t know anything, Blue

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

The sun shines on the coldness, the clouds cover the Blue
In this instant I ride the winds in the sky to reach that place, Blue
Now it comforts me, my heart’s Blue
Below the blue moonlight I am alone, Blue

When it’s dark and I throw up my pain
When the cold air suffocates me with a single breath
I felt it
On the rainbow bridge
The urge to walk only on the blue road
I’m singing my blues

Singing my bloom
Back in my room
I miss those times, that blue me and my easy breaths
I try to measure the weight between coolness and passion but
I just want to burn blue right now and die

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side, Blue Side
Back to Blue Side, Blue Side

Blue Side
Back to Blue Side
Blue Side
Back to Blue Side

In my blue dreams
I want to put you in
Even if you say it’s not it
In my eyes

In my blue dreams
I want to hug you
Even if it’s not possible
In my embrace

Blue Side
Back to Blue Side
Blue Side
Back to Blue Side

Blue Side
Back to Blue Side
Blue Side
Back to Blue Side