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BTS tops Japanese music charts

BTS’ ninth single in Japan, “Fake Love/Airplane Pt. 2,” topped the country’s Oricon Daily Singles Chart, data showed Thursday.

The album earned 327,342 points, based on physical album sales, beating the group’s record of 269,861 for its previous single, “Mic Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow.”

It is the group’s sixth straight win on the chart, encompassing every single released in Japan since “For You” in 2015.

The septet’s latest Japanese single contains four tracks - the Japanese versions of “Airplane Pt. 2” and “Fake Love,” as well as “Idol (Stadium Remix)” and the Japanese version of “Fake Love (Remix).”

BTS is to embark on an Asia tour in eight cities and countries, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Taoyuan, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Every show of the group’s Japanese leg of the “Love Yourself” world tour will take place at domes, the country’s biggest concert venues. They will perform in Tokyo next Tuesday and Wednesday; in Osaka on Nov. 21, 23 and 24; Nagoya on Jan. 12 and 13; and Fukuoka on Feb. 16 and 17. In Japan, BTS held its first dome concerts in Osaka in October last year.

According to data released Monday by Nikkei Entertainment, the septet ranked No. 19 in concert attendance in Japan this year, outperforming popular Japanese bands Mr. Children and Exile The Second.

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