TWICE Sees Impressive Numbers In Cumulative Album Sales Across Korea And Japan
TWICE has been having an amazing year in all aspects!
The girl group released three albums in Korea this year. According to statistics released by Gaon Chart, their fifth mini album “What Is Love?” was released this April and has since sold 342,760 copies. Their second special album “Summer Nights” in July has sold 314,475 copies, and their latest sixth mini album “YES or YES” has sold 304,510 copies. Their previous albums that were not released this year have also sold a total of 256,413 copies, meaning that the girl group has sold a total of 1,218,158 albums this year.
This means that TWICE, who celebrated their third anniversary this year, has surpassed the three million albums milestone as they have sold a total of 3,019,562 copies throughout their career.
Not only this, but TWICE’s three Japanese releases have also sold 1,351,624 copies till now. This means they’ve sold a total of 1,944,697 copies since making their Japanese debut last year, almost reaching the two million albums mark.
Not only this, but TWICE swept various online music streaming charts and album sales charts with their three releases, also securing many music show wins. With such achievements under their belt, they also won the Digital Daesang at the 2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards and the Best Selling Artist of the Year Award at the 2018MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards.
Their first Japanese studio album “BDZ,” which was released on September 12, topped the Oricon daily album chart seven consecutive times, also topping the weekly and album charts, and receiving a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Their second single album “Candy Pop” was also certified platinum, and their third single album “Wake Me Up” became the first single album by a foreign female artist to be certified double platinum.
TWICE also held their first arena tour “TWICE 1st Arena Tour 2018 ‘BDZ’” that took place across four cities with eight performances this year. Next year, they will become the first K-pop girl group to hold a dome tour.
TWICE’s latest release “YES or YES” is receiving much love in both Korea and Japan. The song topped various daily and weekly music charts as soon as it was released, achieving a perfect all-kill with their title track “Yes or Yes.” All seven tracks of the album took the top seven slots of Line Music’s Top 100 chart in Japan as well. The album also became their first Korean album released in Japan to top the Oricon weekly album chart and digital album chart simultaneously. This is their third album to top the weekly digital album chart following “#TWICE” and “BDZ.”
The year isn’t over yet and TWICE is as busy as ever, currently promoting “Yes or Yes.” It will be exciting to see how much more TWICE will achieve by the end of the year!