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BTS ranks high on Japanese charts

Dec 21,2018
K-pop band BTS had the best results of any non-Japanese artist on Japan’s Oricon annual music charts this year, the music data company said Thursday.

According to an annual report released by Oricon, the group secured a place in the top 10 on three main charts.

BTS’ repackaged album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” which topped the Billboard 200 in August, topped the overseas albums chart. Its Japanese full-length album, “Face Yourself,” released in April, landed in seventh place on the albums chart, while the seven-member act came in sixth on the artist sales chart.

The group is the first foreign artist group to ever make the artist sales chart, its agency Big Hit Entertainment said.

Meanwhile, K-pop girl group Twice ranked eighth on the albums chart, with its first Japanese studio album “BDZ.” Its two single albums - “Wake Me Up” and “Candy Pop” - came in 24th and 25th on the singles ranking, respectively.

Yonhap