New album from BTS tops Japanese charts

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New album from BTS tops Japanese charts


Male act BTS took the number one spot on the Oricon daily album chart with their second Japanese release, “YOUTH.”

According to the group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, their newest album has sold 44,457 copies since its release on Tuesday.

The album contains Japanese versions of songs previously recorded in Korean, in addition to new tracks as well. Among the songs included is the single “FOR YOU,” which charted at number one on the Oricon daily chart in June 2015.

The album also ranked number one in sales at Japanese music giant Tower Records.

The boy band previously performed at Japan’s A-nation festival in July along with acts like Koda Kumi, Hamasaki Ayumi, and Korean pop group Big Bang.

BTS debuted in 2013 with single album “2 Cool 4 Skool,” and recently headlined the 2016 KCON in both Los Angeles and New York.

By CHung Jin-hong
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