BTS Ranks No. 1 On Top Selling K-pop Groups In Japan

Credit: HYBE LABELS

Credit: HYBE LABELS

BTS swept an international chart again and topped Japan's best-selling K-pop group on Oricon in 2021.

The HYBE supergroup no longer surprises their fans whenever there is news about them being number 1 on a chart or music show. With the members' talents and the fandom's power, BTS and ARMY can surely bag any award in the world.

Most recently, the K-pop boy group beat the other artists in the industry in Japan's Oricon.

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BTS Becomes Top Selling K-Pop Groups In Japan

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Fans still have two and a half months before 2021 ends. Though this year is yet to end, BTS achieved the number 1 spot and a million mark on the top-selling K-pop group list in Japan.

The boy group stood in first place on Oricon charts with 1,880,541 album copies sold. Among the K-pop artists on the list, only BTS managed to surpass the one million mark.

Following them are three other boy groups under HYBE Labels: SEVENTEEN (798,476), ENHYPEN (424,936), and TXT (347,665).

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Meanwhile, JYP girl group TWICE completed the top 5 with 323,529 album sales. They are also the only girl group on the list. NCT 127 (259,085), ASTRO (179,700), STRAY KIDS (148,740), NCT Dream (146,043), and SHINee (122,976) all made it to the top 10.

Fans immediately applauded HYBE Labels for conquering the charts as the agency's four boy groups outshined other bands by securing the top 4.

BTS Breaks Oricon Charts

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Before releasing the Top Selling K-pop Group list, BTS already made noises on Oricon through their new albums.

In June, the group's Japanese compilation album BTS, THE BEST, placed first on Japan's Oricon weekly album chart. Released on June 16 in the country, the album shares the Japanese versions of BTS hits.

Oricon recorded 782,000 album sales within the first week since its release and 572,000 copies on the first day alone.

BTS made another record with the album as it became the second-highest foreign artist to score the highest number of first-week album sales, following Mariah Carey's album #1's in 1998.

At that time, BTS told Oricon they would continue giving people the comfort they deserve through music — and the group never failed the fans in doing so.

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