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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 18 days ago

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
  8. MONSTA X
  9. Seventeen
  10. SHINee
  11. TVXQ
  12. TWICE
  13. Wanna One
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gypsy_jaeger 18 days ago 26
18 days ago

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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Joshua_Menon 18 days ago 11
18 days ago

Agree with u 110%. Even, YouTube search by countries shows only BTS & Twice are the top groups netizens & music goers are looking for. In Japan, Twice ranked #1 & BTS #2. But, all the Western countries including US, UK, Can, Aust, Germany etc² BTS #1. Even in Latin American countries, BTS ranked #1 together with Twice #2. 0nly in US & UK, BP ranked #2 but the difference between BP & Twice wasn't a big margin. YG just lying abt only BP is well known in Western country amongst the female KPop groups. BP only ranked #1 in Thailand(as Lisa factor) & Indonesia(as most of the time, the Western female singers are barred frm entering due to dressing code but yet BP's Lipstick advert hs bn banned). In a nut shell, Twice without such a big media play made it to highest spot.

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Twice_No1 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

True statement!!

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tukowodo (Banned) 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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Kpop_Twice 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Now we all know the truth!!

BTS & Twice are the best

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Waf_Niel 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

Interesting finding: music videos tagged under music category get 20x times more money than videos tagged under blog and people category. DNA of ~619 million views, the estimated earning from youtube is USD 12.4 million. DDDD of ~621 million views, the estimated earning from youtube is USD 559 671 only. BP could have earned a lot of money with the massive views that they have.

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ratmonster 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

When I read that comment I honestly laughed out loud. It’s so funny to see the true facts and sales. Blackpink is nothing without their youtube views. YG can keep them LOL! Twice and BTS really out there killing it in every area.

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EddieZ 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I think twicee sucks. They cant sing or dance. They stole 1st place quite a few time in their rookie year. YG has gotta support BP alot better or kiss them goodbye!

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Kflopstar 18 days ago 6
18 days ago

BlackPink flopped in Japan and that’s YG’s fault. He seems more interested in making survival reality tv shows than promoting his existing idols.... looks like BB will need to return to remind YG that he’s got a basement of rotting talent

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Izzie2019 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

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

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GD_Amber 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Not to forget GD who is also on hiatus

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D_Liam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

True kings.

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Sofia96 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Legends.

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Mhizdarhmey 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

love when numbers do the justice.... Stay winning bangtan and twice.. Congrats to everyone there....

Now i hope this can counter the mediaplay shit YG played with BBC to say BP is more popular than BTS just bcos of a million gap in yt views... Nonsense 🚶

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2jelooppar 18 days ago 13
18 days ago

JAEJOONG ALONE A KINNNNGGGGGG

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Joshua_Menon 18 days ago 12
18 days ago

BTS is da king dude. Jaejoong raked 4.2bil KRW where else G-Dragon raked 5bil KRW. But, BTS raked almost 58bil the mean value is almost 8bil per member. So, who's the real King here.....LOL....

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Ricu 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

BTS is a group, so I think it's kinda out of place to bring them up in your reply since the user you're replying to was referring to solo achievements.

And anyway, you're taking this way too seriously. Every fandom calls their faves "kings" or "queens". They're just expressing their admiration/ love for their artists. It's not that serious, please don't start unnecessary conflict over something like this.

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ratmonster 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Stop trying to bring bts into everything dude you’re trying too hard. and everyone knows jaejoong is a legend in japan so.

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HPDANM 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

You also have to take into account that Jaejoong only released 2 singles in Japan (like 3 songs), while BTS released 2 studio albums, a compilation album, and a single. So, your argument doesn't really make sense, plus GD is not even currently active.

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soum 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

YEESSSSS Kim Jaejoong & G dragon really proud of them! :D




ps; congratulations to the rest :)

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PrettyCode 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

TWICE, boy group of girl groups, girl group of boy groups.

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shubhajan 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

twice the girls group? i only know them as a boy group!

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geekherd 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

How is bigbang and gd there? They all went to military... Damn impressive

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caribbeangal 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Kings and Queens!



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Kpop_Twice 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Love this picture ❤️

Thank you for sharing ~

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darkangel452 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Congrats Bangtwice!


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botmy 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

BTS - 53.8 billion KRW (48 million USD).. yep no one likes BTS in japan

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Joshua_Menon 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

It's only frm Japan. What abt US, UK & rest of da countries in da world where BTS is #1 with substantial number of fans. I wsn't surprised Jungkook bought an apartmnt in da most luxurious place for almost USD2 million joining his hyungs Seokjin, Jhope & Suga.

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Mhizdarhmey 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

i love when numbers do the justice.... Stay winning bangtan and twice.. Congrats to everyone there....


Now i hope this can counter the mediaplay shit YG played with BBC to say they are more popular than BTS just bcos of a million gap in yt views... Nonsense 🚶

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sweetberry 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Yeah I’m just happy jaejoong make it into the list.. Congratulation!!! Congratulation to all of them!!


On the other hand, Its funny only now this netizen realize/impress by the amount of money their bias could get in japan. I remember they said they don’t need japanese money. But they forgot their bias release Japanese version of their song or even an album. At least their bias know where money is.

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moha20 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

congrats to monsta x tooo ❤❤❤

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rrodriguez0309 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

TWICE AND BTS are the real deal.... I never wanna hear. Such girl groups are at the top just cause of MV views and IG followers...!! the truth has been revealed!!!

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PunchDrunkLove 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

gd and jaejoong going strong!!!

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codename_m 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Korean people is like huge hypocrite person I ever known, one day they like fck Japanese and what they did to our country but at same time proud when their idol success there, like wtf?


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Amarisakwon 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Not really surprised that BTS & Twice made it to the top of the list since they're the leading artists of the 3rd gen k pop idols. But I wasn't expecting to see neither GD nor Bigbang on the list I mean, they're on hiatus and still managed to make a lot of money. I don't even know how that's possible🤔🤔. Can u imagine how much they would've made if they were actually promoting? They're srsly daebak!!! Can't wait for their comeback. Long live the kings!!!! BIGBANG💞💞 BTS💞💞 TWICE💞💞 congrats to all who made the list👍👍👍

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titouam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

bangtwice are really ruling Oricon charts so proud of them as an army and a once

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D_Liam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Korea have been making so much money from Japan over the pass decade. The least korean could do is not be racist towards them. I hope to see more Jpop among kpop in the future like how kpop have been appearing in jpop for years now.

side note. Big Bang is doing so well for a group that's on hitus.

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lashagurl93 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

so proud of them!! but damn! look at Namie Amuro!! $171+ million!!! going out with a bang!

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darkangel452 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

That BP comment doe... it burns.

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hiroonakamura 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

"Wow now I understand why everyone is debuting in Japan"

Where have you been for the last 8 years??

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Amarisakwon 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

So glad to see Shinee on the list.

SHINEE FIGHTING!!!!

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Lillysw 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Korea, US, Japan and the rest of the world love BTS. Too many receipts, no media play, pure achievement only

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Irena_Lia 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

As usual, BLANK PICK can't relate...

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MONSTA_X_SLAYS 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Japanese Monbebe never disappoint...

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MINMIN06 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

All people here talking about BTS & TWICE and i'm here just contented just seeing Seventeen and Monsta x on the list😃

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N00R4 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

MONTEEN💪💪💪💪

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joshuaology 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

OMIGOSH MY KINGS SEVENTEEN ARE 36TH, I'M SO PROUD OF THEM

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Joshua_Menon 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Jungkook & BTS also proud of Seventeen for being in that list together with them, dude...

Best of luck to their new comeback album...

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joshuaology 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! Best of luck to BTS too!

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Winston 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

the thing about YG is 2NE1 and blackpink's concept is not really popular in Japan. because a lot of japanese males fans dont like it when girls are tough and the girl crush concept that tell u she is going SOLO, etc.
for example, 4Minute also didnt do very well in Japan. and i dont think G.IDLE will do well also.

girl crush concepts seems to be more popular in countries like USA and such, where ppl are more into "Girl Power" and I dont need a Man, (miss A?) lol


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August_D 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

The fact that this doesn't even include merchandise and concerts grossing especially for BTS and Twice who had multiple sold-out concerts and have amazing merchandise selling. Imean Twice made more than a million for 1 of their showcase debut and that's only 7.5k people. Imagine These groups' earnings with sold-out Arena tours and domes.

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Brown_Cream 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

IZ*ONE will be here next year

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Winston 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

i think izone will probably appear in the ranking in 2019..

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Raly 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

All the artists had more comebacks all year and they promoted in Japan. Blackpink only released a japanese version of their DVD and that's it. It's just normal they didn't earned so much.

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Raly 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Ahahah so funny these comments. Hello everyone, how much has Blackpink promoted in Japan compared to the others groups? That's just normal they aren't in the list. You are just so funny, in all AKP there are a lot of haters ready to drag BP down in every moment. Such a pity!

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JaneStewart 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

numbers are just numbers. And numbers in kpop i. just. don’t. take. seriously lol

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PopPunkIsNotDead 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I don't find fair at all that groups that make sales just because that determines which member will be in a central position or just to get tickets for their concerts are that high on the list. Period.

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lolita98 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Well, Im not suprise thou that Blackpink not there. Since they dont have so many thing there. Just one or two(if those repackage count as different) mini album and some concert and some cf.

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Irena_Lia 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

blackpink aahhahahahahah... pls dont mention dem blonks like me will hurt deep inside ughh...


otthokae Lezeh Jeneh hwaiting!!! <3

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Luna1452 17 days ago 10
17 days ago

I find it curious and funny when some people say Twice is the #1 kpop gg. In Korea? Maybe. But worldwide, it's Blackpink. Coachella. Tour in North America. Western artists love Blackpink. So when it comes to the #1 kpop gg, it's without a doubt BP.

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Kpop_Twice 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

Let the number talk, would you? or it's too difficult for you to understand that....

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Luna1452 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

Haha..um..who is the most popular kpop gg worldwide? Oh that's right, it is Blackpink. Not Twice. So when people say who is the #1 kpop gg, it is Blackpink. This is not hard.

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Twice_No1 17 days ago 5
17 days ago

Yes. So popular that BP can’t have world tours/concerts without sponsorship ~ 🤣🤣🤣

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Duckface9 18 days ago 6
18 days ago

I don't think the entire list is true. Oricon didn't release the entire chart so I think the rest is made up by the netizen. I mean, Jaejoong was the 7th best selling Korean, how can he rank so low, even lower than the inactive ones/the ones who sold less than him?

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H8erade 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

Because it includes DVD & Blu-Ray sales not just albums and it's not made up by a netizen. It is listed on one of Japan's largest newspapers. Those concert DVD & Blu-Ray get a lot of sales.

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Duckface9 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

That newspaper listed only top 10^^ Not top 100.

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ratmonster 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

wow sf9, cool :D

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lolita98 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

since its earning, my guess is its total of album sales+concert sales+cf+other ting like meet and greet (ofc its paid). So ts not suprise him to be no. 91 and bts and twice so high, since they had alot thing there

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

tvxqflop

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ratmonster 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Are you stupid?

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Brown_Cream 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The quality of education at prestigious Seoul University must be going down the tubes lol

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mingyulovesguys 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

how original. such wit. seoul university really does hone the brightest minds in the nation.

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