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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Netizens react to K-pop stars huge earnings in Japan


Netizens discussed K-pop stars and their big earnings in Japan.

The '2018 Oricon Total Sales' ranking, which is determined by the album, DVD, and Blu-ray sales in 2018, became a hot topic in an online community. 

K-pop stars rankings on the '2018 Oricon Total Sales'

6th: BTS - 53.8 billion KRW (48 million USD)

11th: TWICE - 38 billion KRW (34 million USD)

16th: TVXQ - 24 billion KRW (22 million USD)

25th: Big Bang - 15 billion KRW (13 million USD)

26th: SHINee - 13.9 billion KRW (12 million USD)

36th: Seventeen - 12 billion KRW (11 million USD)

50th: EXO - 7.8 billion KRW (7 million USD)

74th: Wanna One - 5.3 billion KRW (4.7 million USD)

78th: G-Dragon - 5 billion KRW (4.5 million USD)

86th: MONSTA X - 4.5 billion KRW (4 million USD)

91st: JYJ's Jaejoong - 4.2 billion KRW (3.8 million USD)

96th: EXO-CBX - 4 billion KRW (3.6 million USD)

99th: iKON - 3.7 billion KRW (3.3 million USD)

The ranking shows BTS is the only K-pop group in the top 10 and TWICE is the only K-pop girl group on the list.  

Netizens commented"Wow now I understand why everyone is debuting in Japan," "Black Pink hypes everything up in the media but they're not even in the ranking," "Wow TWICE is the only girl group," "Jaejoong and G-Dragon alone!" "I didn't know Seventeen was doing that well in Japan," "Good to see Korean stars raking in the ¥ (Yen)," "TVXQ is so crazy in Japan."

What are your reactions to the ranking? 

  1. Big Bang
  2. G-Dragon
  3. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  4. EXO
  5. EXO-CBX
  6. iKON
  7. Jaejoong
  9. Seventeen
  10. SHINee
  11. TVXQ
  12. TWICE
  13. Wanna One
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gypsy_jaeger105 pts Tuesday, January 29, 2019 28
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

BTS and Twice did so well! Also, that netizen's comment about Blackpink though... Have to agree with it when the numbers say it all. I guess YG can't always exaggerate and media play everything. He seriously needs to give those girls a full album. Youtube views don't pay much.


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Izzie2019517 pts Tuesday, January 29, 2019 3
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

bigbang wasnt active in 2018 and still made that much money? that's impressive...


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