Twice and BTS see chart success in Japan
K-pop bands are proving popular in Japan, with girl group Twice's 2019 track "Feel Special" surpassing 100 million streams and boy band BTS's new track "Film Out" topping Oricon's weekly chart this week.
Japan's biggest music chart Oricon announced that Twice's track "Feel Special" garnered 1.38 million streams during the week of March 29 to April 4, giving them an aggregate of 106.6 million streams from October 2019 to April this year.
"Feel Special" has remained on the Oricon weekly streaming chart for the 80th consecutive week since its release.
With "Feel Special," Twice has become the second girl group to hit 100 million streams on Oricon. Twice also recently surpassed a combined 2.5 billion streams of all its songs on global streaming service Spotify.
BTS topped Oricon's weekly digital single ranking with "Film Out" during the same week. It was downloaded 32,947 times to reach its No. 1 ranking.
Although BTS had topped Oricon's weekly digital album ranking and streaming ranking charts in the past, this is the first time for the band to top the weekly digital single ranking chart.
Since its release on April 2, "Film Out" has been sitting atop the Oricon daily digital single ranking chart for four days straight.
The track is also seeing success in other countries, topping the iTunes Top Song Chart in 99 regions across the world.
"Film Out" will be included on BTS's Japanese album "BTS, The Best" set to drop on June 16. The album will consist of 23 of BTS's most popular songs that they have released in Japan.
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