BTS has topped Japan's Oricon chart even though the group has yet to release their Japanese album.
According to the Oricon chart comparing album sales of K-pop idols in 2021, BTS topped the chart with 506,605 copies. Seventeen is the close second with 502,174 copies, and NCT 127 is ranked at the third place with 172,226 copies.
TWICE came in as the close 4th with 153,599 copies and TXT took the 5th place with 152,361 copies. ENHYPEN, TREASURE, ASTRO, Stray Kids, NCT Dream are the rest of the winners of the top 10 best selling K-Acts in 2021 on Oricon chart.
Korean netizens reacted to the news with comments such as:
"Wow Seventeen is super popular in Japan"
"BTS and Seventeen are on the next level"
"BTS, TXT, and Seventeen are doing so well given that they don't have any Japanese member"
"TWICE is the only girl group on the chart. So proud of our girls."