Japan's Tower Records
released a list of their best-selling K-pop artists.
The list is for albums sold in 2017. One is for the Japanese albums that K-pop artists released, and the other is for sales of Korean albums that the artists released.
The Top 10 for Japanese albums released by K-pop artists is:
- TWICE's '#TWICE'
- 2PM's Junho's '2017 S/S'
- Pentagon's 'Gorilla'
- 2PM's Taecyeon's 'Taecyeon Special ~Winter Hitori~'
- 2PM's Wooyoung's 'Party Shots'
- VIXX's 'Lalala ~Ai wo Arigatou~'
- SHINee's 'Five'
- 2PM's Wooyoung's 'Mada Boku Wa...'
- Boyfriend's 'Summer'
- SHINee's Taemin's 'Flame of Love'
The top 10 Korean albums sold in Japan are
TWICE is the only female group on either list, and the list is otherwise dominated by boy groups. Are you surprsied at the results?
- EXO's 'The War: EXO'
- BTS' 'Love Yourself: Her'
- BTS' 'Wings: You Never Walk Alone'
- Snuper's 'Star of Stars'
- ASTRO's 'Dream Part. 01'
- Wanna One's '1x1=1 (To Be One)'
- Boyfriend's 'Never End'
- UP10TION's 'Star:Dom'
- TWICE's 'TWICEcoaster: Lane 2'
- TWICE's 'Signal'