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TWICE becomes fastest-selling K-pop girl group in Japan

By Yonhap
  • Published : Oct 20, 2017 - 11:33
  • Updated : Oct 20, 2017 - 11:33

TWICE’s new Japanese single album has sold over 130,000 copies by day two of its release, becoming the fastest-selling K-pop girl group record in the country, its agency said Friday.

“One More Time” has so far sold 138,369 copies, with 94,957 and 43,412 purchased on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, according to JYP Entertainment.

TWICE has become the fastest-selling K-pop girl group album in Japan based on first week figures. The previous record holder was KARA, which sold 122,820 copies during its first week in 2011.

The cover for Twice’s “One More Time” (JYP Entertainment)


The group’s latest Japanese release also remained on top of the Oricon Daily Single Chart, the country’s key music popularity index, for the second-consecutive day.

The nine-member act, which includes Japanese and Taiwanese members, made its Japanese debut in June by releasing “#TWICE,” which holds its past hit songs both in Japanese and Korean.

The group, meanwhile, marked its two-year anniversary by thanking its fans via Instagram. “It’s been two years with Once. Thanks to you, we achieved our dreams,” the band wrote. Once is the name of the group’s official fan club.

TWICE will release its first full-length album “Twicetagram” with the lead song “Likey” on Oct. 30 in South Korea. (Yonhap)