Twice tops charts in Japan
Girl group Twice has topped Japan’s monthly Oricon Albums Chart with their first Japanese studio album “BDZ” released on Sept. 12.
According to Oricon on Tuesday, Twice’s album ranked No. 1 on September’s albums chart, beating BTS’s “Love Yourself: Answer” and TVXQ’s “Tomorrow.”
Twice’s success is not a surprise. On Oct. 10, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) granted a platinum certification for the album. Platinum is granted for albums that exceed sales of 250,000 in Japan. The album ranked No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Chart for seven days straight after its release.
The group also topped Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums, Download Albums and Top Albums Sales charts on Sept. 19.
Since the group debuted in 2015 with the album “The Story Begins,” it has released hit songs including “Cheer Up” (2015), “TT” (2016), “Signal” (2017) and “Likey” (2017). The lead tracks of each of the group’s albums have topped the music charts in Korea.
The group is currently on tour in Japan, and will be holding a fan meeting celebrating its third anniversary on Oct. 28 at Yonsei University in western Seoul.
By Yeo Ye-rim