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UP10TION take over EXO's spot on Tower Records and Billboard Japan with 'ID'

By jennywill   Thursday, March 16, 2017   36,103   6,470   0
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UP10TION is off to a great start in Japan.


The boys debuted in Japan with 'ID' on March 8, and it became the most-sold debut album by a K-Pop artist of all time. The group's 'ID' album is also currently ranked #1 on Tower Records and Billboard Japan.


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The record for the most-sold debut album by a K-Pop artist was previously held by EXO with 'Love Me Right' released back in November of 2015, which sold 147,000 copies. UP10TION's debut single album 'ID' sold over 167,000 copies.


Congratulations to UP10TION.

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annaseyoooo Thursday, March 23, 2017

I'm so proud of them! Are there even any words to describe this awesome group? I'm moved to tears rn~

abbie_kpopper Friday, March 17, 2017

Up10tion, fighting!! ♥ I'm proud of you anyway ♥

umyeah Thursday, March 16, 2017



please give it a listen ^^

umyeah Thursday, March 16, 2017



The_tru_th umyeah Friday, March 17, 2017

This is unreliable, go to damn Oricon, i swear some Kpop fans are so ignorant about the Japanese music industry it's laughable

umyeah The_tru_th Friday, March 17, 2017

i never say this was physical sales, i posted this to show their rank in billboard jp (they include digital sales and other factor as well) which is pretty impressive too for them considering this just a debut

The_tru_th umyeah Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's not really that impressive tho, they had 5 versions, they inflated the sales like many other Kpop groups do with all the gimmicks

DEVILSADVOCATE6 Thursday, March 16, 2017

wow, u write such pure shit so confidently! exo coming over sold 250k+ and earned RIAJ platinum, currently unrivalled! if u think exo will be shaken by a debut, u must have lost your reason huh

allexyah DEVILSADVOCATE6 Thursday, March 16, 2017

they talking about DEBUT albuns, as in up10tion sold more with they're debut album then exo witheir debut album.. get it? DEbut.. Debut, Debut, Debut, Debut

kimmiefonze DEVILSADVOCATE6 Thursday, March 16, 2017

Honey, you don't have a commission on EXO's sales so you need to chill. Let the boys have their moment.

InfiniteExoColab DEVILSADVOCATE6 Thursday, March 16, 2017

its not coming over. they are talking about love me right

Taeng4ever InfiniteExoColab Friday, March 17, 2017

Hey how much did exo sold? 250k?

InfiniteExoColab Taeng4ever Friday, March 17, 2017

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/12/exo-makes-history-with-the-highest-amount-of-sales-for-rookie-artists-in-japan-this-year

InfiniteExoColab Taeng4ever Friday, March 17, 2017

i think EXO still sold more than UP10TION as it was 187,000...The 147,000 stated above is just the first week sales

Taeng4ever InfiniteExoColab Friday, March 17, 2017

didn't up10tion also sell 147k in a week?

The_tru_th allexyah Friday, March 17, 2017

Nope 147K is the number of SHIPMENT counted in Billboard but every person who has a basci akcnoweledge of the japanese music industry know that to see how much someone sold you have to use ORICON, get it???ok , get that, the real number they sold is 38,878, by ORICON, the MAIN and TRUE source of sales for Jpop releases, get that

allexyah The_tru_th Friday, March 17, 2017

i don't care about that honey if they sold 147k, they sold 147k and get number one with their debut. ktb

The_tru_th allexyah Sunday, March 19, 2017

They didn't sold 147K honey, that's the number of shipment but the actual number is 38,878, not you coming here teaching me who have been following the ajapnese music industry for nearly a decade trying to tell me at what i have to look at. Oricon is the reliable one and 38,878 is the right one. BILLBOARD count all the gimmicks, Oircon made a new rule to stop these kind of stupid tricks Kpop groups do to inflate sales, that's why it's smaller the number cause it's the DAMN RIGHT ONE, up1'tion ilfated the sales with 5 versions, hand shakes and whatnot, Billboard also counts a certain level of streaming as an album purchase. Oricon has tried in recent times to cut out the gimmicks a lot of artists (Japanese and otherwise, i'm not saying this is something only for Up20tion) used to inflate numbers. There are a lot of reasons for such a drastic difference in numbers, but most people go by Oricon. get that.

allexyah The_tru_th Sunday, March 19, 2017

okay cool, I was just saying what the article said, if u back ur claims like that i 'll take it, but maybe exo did the same with their debut.. i really don't know anymore, i was just happy cause they are a small group and it would be good for them to be big too

The_tru_th allexyah Monday, March 20, 2017

38K is still good for a Kpop group, EXO do the same too, every Kpop group actually use gimmicks so yeah

Taeng4ever Thursday, March 16, 2017

Guys could you tell me if this is false or true? With facts?

DEVILSADVOCATE6 Taeng4ever Thursday, March 16, 2017

wow, these guys write such pure shit so confidently! exo coming over sold 250k +

DEVILSADVOCATE6 Thursday, March 16, 2017

earned RIAJ platinum

IN_10 Taeng4ever Thursday, March 16, 2017

I did saw korean articles about this :)

Taeng4ever IN_10 Thursday, March 16, 2017

But then what is everyone else saying

IN_10 Taeng4ever Friday, March 17, 2017

The 30k+ they said here is only from Oricon's sale, there are still Japan Billboard and Tower Records :)

The_tru_th Taeng4ever Friday, March 17, 2017

The article is clickbait and mediplaying as expected by the delusional korean outlets, 147K is the number of shipment, while 38,878 is the REAL number they sold according to Oricon which is the chart everyone uses to see sales

YueYuu Thursday, March 16, 2017

oh this is so awesome! I adore Exo but I also love Up10ntion! AW MAN IS THIS GREAT, they deserve it! :")

DEVILSADVOCATE6 YueYuu Thursday, March 16, 2017

well exo coming over sold 250k + and earned RIAJ platinum

apmmpa Thursday, March 16, 2017

38,878 according to Oricon weekly chart

DEVILSADVOCATE6 apmmpa Thursday, March 16, 2017

these guys write such pure shit so confidently! exo coming over sold 250k +

The_tru_th DEVILSADVOCATE6 Friday, March 17, 2017

Exactly, don't take it seriously, Korean news outlet like to exaggerate things when it comes to JAPAN, just make sure to actually check reliable source and NEVER believe them

myanaconda Thursday, March 16, 2017



LveKimTae myanaconda Thursday, March 16, 2017

and why r u posting this here???

abbie_kpopper myanaconda Friday, March 17, 2017

of course it looks weird, because it's a screenshot, doesn't move. Watch the actual video. This thing happened in less than a second. It's just like I PUNCHED YOU IN THE FACE, by mistake. Why did Somi take his side then if this was to be true?

IN_10 Thursday, March 16, 2017

To clear up the misunderstanding, I'll share what I know here. From what I know, Japan Billboard said that 159,779 copies are sold and 38,878 copies at Oricon (from March 6~12). I don't really know about Tower Records' sales since they only reveal the rank without the numbers of album sales :)

The_tru_th IN_10 Friday, March 17, 2017

159K is the number of shipment, for Jpop releases every person who actually follow Jpop always check Oricon, Jpop sites always use Oricon for physical sales cause even tho not 100% accurate because they don't count all stores Oricon is the most reliable of ALL and show how much someone has "truly" sold. this article is obviously clickbait.

IN_10 The_tru_th Saturday, March 18, 2017

I have to agree that the title of this article is a clickbait. But I got to know that Japan Billboard counts digital too, not physical only so that's why it's that many. And for Oricon case, I heard that they only give the estimated sales, which is around 30% of the sales (They changed to this systems because there are some problems in the past). And lastly I'm not sure if this is 100% accurate, but just sharing what I know ^^

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