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BTS becomes the fastest foreign group to surpass 200,000 album sales on Japan's Oricon Chart

By yckim124   Wednesday, May 17, 2017   64,495   33,353   0
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BTS is setting new records in Japan!


On Japan's Oricon Chart, BTS recorded a total of 238,795 Oricon points/album sales with their latest Japanese single ''Blood, Sweat & Tears'' and took #1 on the Weekly Single Chart.


The boy group made their Japanese debut with ''No More Dream'' in June of 2014. This makes BTS the fastest foreign group to surpass 200,000 album sales on Oricon's Weekly Single Chart. 

SEE ALSO: BTS reportedly sets comeback date


Furthermore, BTS recorded the second highest album sales out of all foreign artists with ''Blood, Sweat & Tears''. They also have placed #1, not only on the Oricon Daily Chart but also on iTunes chart in 13 nations. 


Congratulations, BTS!

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rglover641 Friday, May 19, 2017

Tokyo Dome.....Tokyo Dome......Give it a few years!! BTS IS COMING!! <3

amheizing Friday, May 19, 2017

Congratulations BTS! 😊

veilless Thursday, May 18, 2017

Good news like this feed me and keep me healthy! Congrats!!

Hyeriioo Thursday, May 18, 2017

BTS THE NEW KINGS OF JAPAN ???????

GoldenIdun Hyeriioo Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lol I thought it was weird I hadn't seen a comment from you here yet! But I think you need to step up your shading game, I almost thought you were serious... Unless... maybe you are? XD

Hyeriioo GoldenIdun Thursday, May 18, 2017

OMG You waited for my comment ?? I have to be really popular on AKP and what do you say with the shading game? I'm a REAL and TRUTH army

GoldenIdun Hyeriioo Thursday, May 18, 2017

Now THAT's a good gif lol!

Hyeriioo GoldenIdun Thursday, May 18, 2017

LveKimTae Hyeriioo Thursday, May 18, 2017

"I'm a real and truth army".......lol wtf?

mb130 Thursday, May 18, 2017

BTS are kings and legends who are making history!! weren't you all jealous bitches saying that BTS is irrelevant in Asia?? well, here is the proof that BTS is also doing very well in Asia. BTS barely promotes in Japan yet they manage to sell this big amount of albums.. i'm so proud. I love how BTS is being successful everywhere, Asia, Europe ,America just everywhere. I love my global kings! Tokyo Dome here we go!

LveKimTae Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tokyo Dome is coming for BTS lol

rglover641 LveKimTae Friday, May 19, 2017

HELLZZ YEAA!! The day they do Tokyo Dome is coming sometime in the future!! <3

LveKimTae rglover641 Friday, May 19, 2017

Definitely in their next world tour they've gonna have a show in the tokyo dome :) <3

Kingfucius Thursday, May 18, 2017

Why does AKP always choose such old cover pictures lol! Where is it even from? INU era? Anyways, that's really impressive of BTS!

Mehrvigne Kingfucius Thursday, May 18, 2017

Because J-Hope and Jimin looked better with the darker hair? I don't know. I was wondering that myself. lol

Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

This is actually even more of an achievement when you consider that a Single by a Korean Artist hasn't sold this well since 2010-2011, when the Hallyu was at its highest in Japan... Kpop has since lost some of its popularity in Japan, but maybe it's coming back with groups like BTS, EXO, IKON etc.?

(Disclaimer because there seem to be some misunderstandings: I know EXO is not on this list and that's because Oricon only counts physical sales, and currently Coming Over has 157K and Love Me Right 195K physical sales. But record certifications do however count streaming, and therefore Coming Over amazingly went platinum in Japan with over 250,000 combined physical and streaming sales. Hope that clears it up!)

MADclowns Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

That's pretty impressive! Maybe this new generation can bring another boom :)

StinkyKing Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

Haha what a blast from the past this list is! Man I miss Kara...

PurinPurin Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

Honestly... thanks a lot for clearing that up! I'm an Exo-l and I've always been confused by how they got platinum in Japan when all the official numbers don't list their sales as 250.000. Oh and congrats to BTS!

GoldenIdun Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

So does that mean if you sell 250K in Japan you get platinum? Is that for singles only or also albums?

LveKimTae Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

Why do I get a feeling BTS is gonna snatch that first spot? And I'm super proud that BTS already sold this much.

Bearhug30 LveKimTae Thursday, May 18, 2017

It is a pretty big climb tho, 50K... If they do it's definitely impressive!

LveKimTae Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

it is but they achieved 238K in only a couple of days so they might get 50K more.....anything is possible! :)

LveKimTae Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

but what's surprising to me is that bigbang and ikon who sold shows in tokyo dome yet they're not in this list?

Bearhug30 GoldenIdun Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh and yes, In Japan it is RIAJ that certifies record achievements, and their certification system is this: 100K - Gold, 250K - Platinum, 500K - 2x Platinum, 750K - 3x Platinum, 1M - Million, 2M - Multi-Million...

Bearhug30 LveKimTae Thursday, May 18, 2017

Well my guess is that BB is stronger digitally than physically, just like in Korea. For Ikon I think their fanbase might just not be big enough yet... But I'm also surprised Ikon didn't sell more, since I know you had to buy special album editions to get tickets to some fanmeets... Which should've boosted their sales. They've still done pretty well with 114K for Dumb&Dumber tho!

Bearhug30 LveKimTae Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh wait! I just checked, it doesn't look like they ever booked Tokyo Dome (although I also feel like I've seen someone say they did tho?). Instead it looks like they're going on a smaller dome tour, where the 2 dome venues have capacities of 50K or less... Which is still incredible for such a young group! So I guess that adds up to their sales actually...

LveKimTae Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

oh ok some people were saying that ikon outsold a tokyo dome show last yr....

LveKimTae Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

yeah bb is more digitally stronger

StinkyKing Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

The real question is where is Jang Geun Suk? What has he been up to since 2011? Has everyone forgotten the first Asia Prince (before Kwangsoo took the title)?

mango_91 Bearhug30 Thursday, May 18, 2017

TOHOSHINKI!

Kotlertipo Thursday, May 18, 2017

I'm confused! WITH is the eighth Japanese studio album (fifteenth overall) by South Korean pop duo Tohoshinki (TVXQ), With was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard Japan Top Albums Chart and the Oricon Albums Chart, selling 233,000 copies on the first week of release! Tohoshinki are also the first foreign artists in Japan to have four consecutive albums sell 200,000 or more copies in a week! How BTS becomes the fastest foreign group to surpass 200,000 album sales on Japan's Oricon Chart ??????????? I did not understand!

Kotlertipo Thursday, May 18, 2017

Could someone explain me ?????????????????????

Kotlertipo Thursday, May 18, 2017

Allkpop hould put the exact number, 238,795 Oricon points / album sales, as it can leave me confused with respect to Oricon Albums Chart! I saw this article on Twitter, I already arrived wanting a fight! Allkpop and its titles strange for fans of kpop!

JungkookxYonghwa Kotlertipo Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fastest between Japanese debut and achievement of 200k sales.

Bearhug30 Kotlertipo Thursday, May 18, 2017

Read it again, there is no need to get worked up. No one in the article said they were the first, only that they were the fastest to get to 200,000 from debut... Also WITH was a studio album, BS&T is a single... So you're talking about completely different things than what the article actually says...

LveKimTae Kotlertipo Thursday, May 18, 2017

TVXQ took 233K in a week whereas BTS only took a couple of days to reach 238K.....

SmarMan Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cool! Congrats to them! It's starting to look more and more like they're definitely gonna reach the very top at some point...

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